U.S. Envoy to U.N. Says U.S. Policy is to Bring Iran to Negotiating Table
Acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen told the U.N. Security Council on Monday that Washington's policy on Iran "remains an economic and diplomatic effort to bring Iran back to the negotiating table."
Iran Says Decision to Decrease Commitment to Nuclear Deal is Irreversible
Iran said on Sunday it would not back down from its decision to scale back some of its commitments under 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, state TV quoted Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi as saying.
Ashena, Adviser to Iranian President, Says Trump should Ease Sanctions to Avoid War
An adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday if U.S. President Donald Trump does not want war with Tehran, he should ease sanctions, as tensions rise between the countries following the downing of a U.S. drone by Iran.
Iranian Leader Tells Japan's Abe Trump "Not Worthy" of a Reply to Message
Iran's supreme leader told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that it was pointless to reply to a message he had brought to Tehran from U.S. President Donald Trump, as a peacemaking visit was overshadowed by attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
US Says Prepared to Talk to Iran "with No Preconditions"
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday his country was ready to talk with Tehran "with no preconditions", but with no indication lifting sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme is on the table.
No Negotiations with U.S., Says Iran's Supreme Leader
Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signaled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted.
Iran's Zarif Says Tehran not Pulling out of Nuclear Deal
Iran will reduce some "voluntary" commitments within its nuclear deal with world powers as a response to members' inability to resist U.S. pressure, but will not withdraw from it, state media on Wednesday quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying.
Secretary of State Says No Grace Period after May 1 End to Iran Oil Waivers
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States is not extending any waivers exempting importers of Iranian oil from U.S. sanctions and there will be no grace period for those economies to comply.
Iran Announces Successful Test of Long-Range Cruise Missile
Iran announced the "successful test" of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres on Saturday, coinciding with celebrations for the country's 1979 Islamic revolution.
If Iran can't Export Oil from Gulf, no Other Country Can, Iran's President Says
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat on Tuesday to disrupt other countries’ oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington presses ahead with efforts to halt Iranian oil exports.
Qatar Airways Announces More Flights to Iran Weeks after U.S. Sanctions Reimposed on Tehran
Qatar Airways will add more flights to Iran from January, the state-owned Gulf airline announced on Monday just weeks after the United States re-imposed sanctions aimed at crippling Tehran's economy.
Iran Says No Trust in Trump's US for New Nuclear Talks
Iran sees no point in fresh nuclear talks with the US without guarantees it will not renege on any deal made, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday.
Rouhani Says New U.S. Sanctions have no Effect on Iran Economy
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that U.S. sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran’s economy because Washington had already practically reimposed them earlier.
SWIFT System to Disconnect Some Iranian Banks this Weekend
The Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service will be disconnecting some Iranian banks this weekend, said SWIFT chief executive Gottfried Leibbrandt at an event in Paris on Friday.
Turkey Granted 25% Waiver on U.S. Iran Oil Sanctions
Turkey has been granted a waiver of around 25 percent on U.S. oil sanctions against Iran, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday, amounting to around three million tonnes of oil annually.
Iran Says it is Selling the Oil it Needs to, despite U.S. Pressure
Iran said on Tuesday it had so far been able to sell as much oil as it needs despite U.S. pressure, but it urged European countries opposed to U.S. sanctions to do more to shield Iran, as Russia and Turkey also voiced their objections.
SWIFT Says Suspending Some Iranian Banks' Access to Messaging System
The Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service said on Monday it is suspending some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system in the interest of the stability and integrity of the global financial system.
EU, Germany, UK and France Say they Want to Protect European Firms Doing Legitimate Business with Iran
The European Union, France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement on Friday that they regret Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran.
Iran Dismisses Fresh U.S. Curbs, Says it can Manage Economy
Iran said on Friday it had no concerns over the reimposition of new U.S. sanctions on the country’s vital oil and financial sectors, expected to be announced by Washington on Nov. 4.
France Says Planned EU Mechanism to Enable Iran Trade may have Wider Use
France's foreign ministry said on Thursday a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that the European Union is considering creating to enable trade with Iran could be used more broadly to help the bloc avoid the extraterritorial reach of U.S. law.