Iran’s coverage: EU to make direct oil payments to Iran to bypass US sanctions

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EU considers Iran central bank transfers to beat U.S. sanctions

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran’s central bank to avoid U.S. penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington’s newly reimposed sanctions.

 

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S.

The European Union’s energy chief tried to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions.

 

UK gov’t backs firms willing to work in Iran: Envoy

The British Ambassador to Iran voiced his country’s support for British companies willing and capable of working in and trading with Iran.

 

Enhanced Iran-Turkey ties to strengthen regional security

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Friday that expansion of Tehran-Ankara ties will strengthen the security and stability of the region.

 

Iran-EU joint committee to address oil trade problems

EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Miguel Arias Canete says Iran and the EU will form a joint working group to address challenges confronting Iran’s oil trade.

Rouhani, Jordan’s king meet for 1st time in 15 years

The Iranian and Jordanian heads of state have reportedly held a brief meeting on the sidelines of an special summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey.

Iranian MPs weighing deadline for receiving JCPOA guarantees

A group of Iranian lawmakers have drawn up a motion to set a deadline for Europe to provide guarantees that Tehran will enjoy benefits of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if the nuclear deal is to be saved after the US withdrawal earlier this month, an MP said.

 

Preserving Iran deal possible: Russia

There is still chance for preserving the Iran nuclear deal which is the outcome of several years of negotiations, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Argentine newspaper Clarin.

 

U.S. wants to restart nuclear talks with Iran, but hasn’t budged on demands

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will outline a new strategy on Monday for constraining Iran, centered around a demand that the United States’ European allies have already rejected: that Tehran enter negotiations in a new deal that would permanently ban Iran from any substantive manufacturing of nuclear fuel and, in turn, forever cut off a pathway to building a bomb.

 

Iran, Eurasia sign agreement on preferential trade

Agreement on preferential trade between Iran and member countries of Eurasia Economic Union was signed in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, on Saturday in presence of Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari.