Apr 17 2015 - 21:12
US President Barack Obama said that Russian President Vladimir Putin's lifting of the ban on shipments of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran was predictable. He admitted that it was indeed surprising that the ban was lifted with such a delay, RIA Novosti reports.Obama reminded at a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House that the deal had initially been planned for realization in 2009. The US leader noted that he had met Prime Minister Putin for the first time back then.
Apr 16 2015 - 20:14
EU Chief Diplomat Federica Mogherini said today that the final agreement on the Iranian nuclear program will have been signed June 30. The EU will give Iran sanctions relief after reaching the agreement. The US will be lifting sanctions in accordance with Iran’s compliance with the commitments, RIA Novosti reports.
Apr 16 2015 - 17:53
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and the Deputy Chief Diplomat of the EU, Helga Schmid, will meet in Moscow on April 16 and discuss the Iranian nuclear agreements reached in Lausanne and further negotiations, RIA Novosti reports.
Apr 15 2015 - 22:00
The Iranian Permanent Representative to the IAEA, Reza Najafi, said that Tehran and the Agency could settle remaining disputes at next round of talks following today's nuclear negotiations. The parties will continue their dialogue on the realization of the framework cooperation agreement signed in November 2013, which stipulates that Iran will inform the international community about possible military aspects of the nuclear program, RIA Novosti reports.
Apr 15 2015 - 20:46
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Russia's lifting the embargo on shipments of the S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran will not affect the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and the six mediators (five permanent members of the UNSC and Germany), TASS reports.He added that the lift was absolutely legal.
Apr 14 2015 - 17:45
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for sanctions relief for Iran as soon as possible, commenting on Russia’s decision to ship S-300 missile systems to Tehran, RIA Novosti reports.Merkel noted that the six mediators and Iran had a lot of work to do to reach a comprehensive agreement.