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John Irish

Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes

19 Jul 2019

DUBAI/PARIS The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six sources familiar with the matter said.

France's Macron demands answers after dual national detained in Iran

15 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday demanded an explanation from Iran after the arrest last month of Franco-Iranian dual national Fariba Adelkhah, an incident that complicates Paris' efforts to defuse tensions in the region. 

Nuclear deal parties not ready to launch dispute mechanism against Iran, prefer more diplomacy - EU

15 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's breaches as significant and do not intend for now to trigger the pact's dispute mechanism, preferring more diplomacy to ease the crisis, the EU foreign policy chief said on Monday. | Video

Nuclear deal parties not ready to trigger dispute mechanism against Iran - EU's Mogherini

15 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's breaches as significant non-compliance and have not indicated any intent to trigger the accord's dispute mechanism, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday. | Video

With Iran deal teetering on brink, Europeans assess next steps

15 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS European foreign ministers will seek to flesh out how to convince Iran and the United States to reduce tensions and initiate a dialogue when they meet in Brussels on Monday amid fears that the 2015 nuclear deal is close to collapse.

France says Iran will gain nothing by breaking with nuclear deal

03 Jul 2019

PARIS Iran will gain nothing by departing from the terms of its nuclear agreement, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to Tehran's announcement that it will boost the enrichment level of its uranium.

France says Iran will gain nothing by breaking with nuclear deal

03 Jul 2019

PARIS Iran will gain nothing by departing from the terms of its nuclear agreement, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to Tehran's announcement that it will boost the enrichment level of its uranium.

France says Iran will gain nothing by breaking with nuclear deal

03 Jul 2019

PARIS Iran will gain nothing by departing from the terms of its nuclear agreement, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to Tehran's announcement that it will boost the enrichment level of its uranium.

UPDATE 2-France says Iran will gain nothing by breaking with nuclear deal

03 Jul 2019

PARIS, July 3 Iran will gain nothing by departing from the terms of its nuclear agreement, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to Tehran's announcement that it will boost the enrichment level of its uranium. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier said Iran would raise its uranium enrichment after July 7 to whatever levels it needs beyond the 3.67% purity cap set in the 2015 deal.

Europeans urge Iran to abide by nuclear pact; Israel says preparing military

02 Jul 2019

PARIS/DUBAI European signatories to a nuclear pact with Iran said on Tuesday they were "extremely concerned" by Tehran's apparent breach of the 2015 deal, as Israel said it was preparing for possible involvement in any confrontation between Iran and the United States.

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