EU Says No Iran Nuclear Deal Talks in Brussels on Thursday
LUXEMBOURG/JEDDAH: The European Union will not hold talks in Brussels on Thursday with Iran on restarting negotiations over the nuclear deal, a spokeswoman for the bloc said Monday. Spokeswoman Nabila Massrali said “there will not be a meeting Thursday”, despite Tehran’s foreign ministry saying talks would happen that day... Read more
Iran: Europe Must Guarantee Nuclear Deal Will Be Upheld
TEHRAN: Iran on Monday called on European countries to guarantee an existing nuclear deal that the parties are set to revisit during a planned resumption of talks in Vienna. “The European capitals, including Berlin, have been passive spectators,” foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters. “We therefore expect all... Read more
Amid Migration Fears, Greece Supports Visa-free Travel of Turks to EU
ANKARA: Ankara and Brussels are readying to discuss another milestone for their long-standing relations as European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson prepares to visit in mid-October to launch high-level talks between the EU and Turkey on migration management, including visa liberalization for Turkish citizens. Amid fears of a... Read more
EU says Tehran ready to resume nuclear talks at ‘early date’
BRUSSELS: The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Wednesday Iran’s top diplomat had assured him at their first meeting that Tehran was ready to restart talks on the nuclear deal soon. EU-mediated negotiations began in Vienna in April aimed at reviving a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran... Read more
Saudi Arabia, US, EU, others announce $600m in additional aid for Yemen
NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia, the US, the EU and other nations announced hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of additional humanitarian and development aid for Yemen at a high-level meeting at the UN on Wednesday. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, supervisor-general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center,... Read more
EU Joins Outcry Over Houthis’ Execution of Nine Men
ADEN: The European Union joined a chorus of international criticism on Monday over the execution of nine men by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen following their conviction for involvement in the killing of the group’s top civilian leader. Saleh Al-Samad, who held the post of president in the... Read more