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China Supports Resumption of Iran’s Nuclear Negotiations

China Supports Resumption of Iran’s Nuclear Negotiations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed Beijing’s support for reviving negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal. His comments came during a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian. According to a statement published on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website

Iranian Supertanker Departing from Venezuela to Transport Heavy Oil

Iranian Supertanker Departing from Venezuela to Transport Heavy Oil

An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan waters carrying 2 million barrels of heavy crude provided by state-run oil firm PDVSA, according to documents seen by Reuters and vessel tracking services. The shipment is part of a deal agreed by PDVSA and its counterp

Iran Sentences Ex-Central Bank Chief to 10 Years in Prison

A court sentenced the former governor of Iran’s central bank to 10 years in prison for violating the country’s currency system, a judiciary spokesperson said Saturday. Besides violating the currency system, Valliollah Seif also had a role in smuggling foreign currency, judiciary spokesman Zabihol

Blinken Says ‘Time Is Running Short’ for Iran to Return to Nuclear Deal

Blinken Says ‘Time Is Running Short’ for Iran to Return to Nuclear Deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that “time is running short” for Iran to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal and that Washington would look at every option to deal with the challenge posed by Tehran. Blinken spoke to the press after a meeting with Israeli Foreig

US to Weigh All Options if Iran Will Not Resume Nuclear Deal

US to Weigh All Options if Iran Will Not Resume Nuclear Deal

The United States is ready to consider all options if Iran were not willing to return to the constraints of the 2015 nuclear deal, US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley said on Wednesday. “We will be prepared to adjust to a different reality in which we have to deal with all options to address Ira

France Says EU Visit to Iran Critical to Future of Nuclear Talks

France Says EU Visit to Iran Critical to Future of Nuclear Talks

A pending visit to Tehran by the European Union’s coordinator for talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal is vital to its future, France said on Wednesday, questioning the new hardline Iranian administration’s commitment to salvaging the pact. Enrique Mora, the EU’s political director, is due to ho

Tehran Yet to Set Date to Resume Vienna Talks

Tehran Yet to Set Date to Resume Vienna Talks

Iran has decided to resume talks with the P4+1 in Vienna to revive the Joint comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said. In an interview with France24 on Saturday, Khatibzadeh said that Tehran launched two processes of reviewing outcomes of the previou

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