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Writing a new page in our relationship with Iran
Federica Mogherini EU Foreign Affairs RepresentativeMay 1, 2016

I write after coming back from Teheran, where yesterday I led a delegation of seven fellow Commissioners: it was the first visit of European officials after the implementation of the deal with Iran and the removal of sanctions.This was my…


How sanctions helped Iranian tech industry
Mahmoud Pargoo, PhD candidate at the Institute for Social JusticeMarch 8, 2016

As Iran moves to take advantage of the sanctions relief extended under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the recent drop in crude prices means that Tehran won’t be able to count on soaring oil revenues in the near…


Work together for a bright future of China-Iran relations
Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of ChinaFebruary 9, 2016

As I am about to embark on my state visit to Iran at the invitation of President Rouhani, I am looking forward to in-depth exchange of views on deepening China-Iran relations in the new era as well as…


Joint Measure for a Safer World
Laurent Fabius, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, FranceFebruary 9, 2016

After years of tough but constructive negotiations, at the invitation of my colleague Mohammad Javad Zarif, I will visit Tehran and I am pleased with this trip.The French have always been attracted by Iran, especially the heritage of…


Iran to emerge as a new economic power
Heinz Gartner, Chairman, Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP)February 9, 2016

Chairman of Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) Heinz Gartner believes that Western politicians are under mounting pressure by trade companies willing to work with Iran after the removal of the sanctions.Speaking in an exclusive interview with Iran…


Iran, Austria: Relations with tradition, shared perspectives
Heinz Fischer, Austrian PresidentFebruary 9, 2016

Upon invitation of President Hassan Rouhani, I will pay a visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran from September 7-9, 2015. A high-level political, economic, scientific and cultural delegation will accompany me. I am very much looking forward…

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Prague takes a big step to get closer to Tehran
Lubomír Zaorálek, Foreign Minister, Czech RepublicFebruary 9, 2016

The Czech Republic’s foreign minister has, in an opinion piece, said that Prague and Tehran can work together in many areas, including in the fight against ISIL, and build cultural bridges like in the past.This year marks the…