European payment system nearly operational in key development to salvage Iran nuclear pact with world powers.
Iran must cease any further steps to limit its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, while other members of the deal must adhere to theirs, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a statement on the outcomes of their talks in Moscow.
US hardens stance on a defiant Iran, raising risk of war and leaving Europe scrambling to protect 2015 nuclear deal.
A Joint statement has been issued by High Representative of the European Union and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal.
Iran will continue with low-level uranium enrichment in line with its nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani was quoted as saying on Saturday, despite a U.S. move to stop it.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow next week, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Azerbaijani-Iranian relations are developing intensively, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev told reporters in Baku,Trend reports April 19.
Assumptions regarding the transit of Iranian gas to Georgia through Armenia have no basis for practical implementation, Farhad Ibrahimov, the expert of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian political analyst.
Iran has started construction of two units as the extension of its Bushehr nuclear power plant, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said.
Tensions between Russia and the West have simmered since Ukraine’s Russian-leaning president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted on Feb. 21. The crisis culminated when the Crimean Peninsula’s local government, with 60% of its inhabitants identifying themselves as ethnic Russians, called for a referendum on seceding the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. While observers view the current Ukraine standoff as the gravest post-Cold War between the West and Moscow, the impasse over Iran’s nuclear crisis is also considered the greatest challenge to Iran-West relations.