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France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

France’s Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on #Iran

| August 27, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said he had not been given a formal mandate from G7 leaders to pass messages to Iran, but that he would continue to hold talks with Tehran in the coming weeks to defuse tensions, writes Michel Rose. “We had a discussion yesterday on Iran and that enabled us to establish […]

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#Trump dampens Macron optimism on #Iran talks

#Trump dampens Macron optimism on #Iran talks

| August 26, 2019

US President Donald Trump appeared to brush aside French efforts to mediate with Iran on Sunday (25 August), saying that while he was happy for President Emmanuel Macron to reach out to Tehran to defuse tensions he would carry on with his own initiatives, write Jeff Mason and Michel Rose. European leaders have struggled to […]

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Official EU policy should reflect European support for #Iran resistance

Official EU policy should reflect European support for #Iran resistance

| August 13, 2019

I have long advocated for a firm policy in dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and I was by no means alone among the members of the European Parliament, where I used to serve for 10 years. In fact, supporters of something like the US strategy of “maximum pressure” are not even confined to […]

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Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

Britain says it won’t compromise on freedom of navigation in #StraitOfHormuz

| July 24, 2019

“There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured, right) said on Monday, writes Kylie MacLellan. “When it comes to freedom […]

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#IAEA verifies #Iran breached enrichment limits set in #JCPOA

#IAEA verifies #Iran breached enrichment limits set in #JCPOA

| July 9, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran is enriching its uranium past the 3.67% limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 8 July 2019, writes David Kunz. Iran also violated nuclear fuel stockpiling limits established by the JCPOA one day before and called for other JCPOA member states to oppose […]

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#France and #Iran agree to seek conditions to resume nuclear talks by 15 July – Macron

#France and #Iran agree to seek conditions to resume nuclear talks by 15 July – Macron

| July 8, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said on Saturday (6 July) he and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani had agreed to seek conditions for a resumption of dialogue on the Iranian nuclear question by 15 July, writes Inti Landauro. “The President of the Republic has agreed with his Iranian counterpart to explore by July 15 conditions to resume […]

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Johnson says he backs #HongKong people ‘every step of the way’

Johnson says he backs #HongKong people ‘every step of the way’

| July 4, 2019

Johnson says he backs Hong Kong people Boris Johnson, who could be Britain’s prime minister by the end of the month, said he backed the people of Hong Kong every inch of the way and cautioned China that the “one country, two systems” should not be cast aside, writes Kylie MacLellan. Britain has repeatedly pressed China […]

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