Posts Tagged ‘envoy’

India envoy happy with positive trend of trade with Iran

India’s ambassador to Iran says trade between the two countries is on a positive trajectory despite sanctions imposed by the United States which have hampered New Delhi’s energy imports from Tehran. “Both Iran and India are large, developing economies with solid fundamentals. Both countries are benefiting from their respective demographic advantages. I see our […]

US peace envoy: There’s ‘no international consensus’ on Mideast conflict

WASHINGTON — Facing criticism for his speech before the United Nations Security Council last month — and more broadly for the Trump administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the US envoy for Middle East peace shot back at the German ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington has “left the international consensus.” In […]

Sanctions on Zarif proves Iran’s diplomatic might : Syrian envoy

IRNA- Syrian Ambassador to Tehran said on Wednesday that the US sanction against Iran’s foreign minister demonstrates the might of the Iranian diplomacy. “The US sanction against Mohammad Javad Zarif is a clear sign of power, authority and effectiveness of the Iranian diplomacy in confronting the US government’s policies that seek to change realities, mislead […]

Pakistan expels Indian envoy & recalls ambassador over Kashmir row

The decision was made on Wednesday following a meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Committee, which resolved to “downgrade” diplomatic relations with India and to freeze trade ties. “Our ambassadors will no longer be in New Delhi and their counterparts here will also be sent back,” Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, as cited by […]

France not compliant with US’ policies about Iran: envoy

MNA – In a Tuesday meeting with Iranian Labor Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari, France Ambassador to Iran Philippe Thiébaud said “with no doubt France will not follow the US’ policies about Iran.” “We never followed US maximum pressure policy on Iran but are interested in holding talks and cooperation with the Islamic Republic,” he said. He […]

Global security inseparable, whether in ME or Texas: envoy

MNA – Iranian ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanaei, said the consequence of violation of agreements and unilateralism is insecurity in the world, be it in the Middle East region or Texas where a mass shooting has recently occurred. “Violation of agreements, withdrawal from treaties, and unilateral sanctions are all cut from the same cloth, and […]

Deescalation UK’s top priority: UK envoy

IRNA – United Kingdom ambassador to Iran said Monday that London’s top priority in the region is to mitigate the tensions. In a Tweet, Robert Macaire said that the top priority of the UK and its embassy in Tehran is still to ease tensions. He also added a link to the official website of the […]

Envoy: De-escalating Iran-UK tensions requires major efforts

IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to London in a message criticized the UK foreign secretary’s stance against Tehran, saying de-escalating tensions needs major efforts. “During Foreign Secy Hunt’s tenure, the UK’s Iran policy was an abject failure; increasing tension and culminating in confrontation in the Persian Gulf after the UK’s illegal confiscation of Iranian oil,” Hamid […]

Envoy: UK not to increase its forces in region

IRNA – UK Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire stressed that in contrast to what some media claim, the UK will not increase the level of its forces in the region. Macaire retweeted a message sent by UK Defense Ministry, saying the article shows that the ships moving towards the Persian Gulf are being replaced with […]

Envoy: Macron able to play major role in deescalating tensions

IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to France Bahram Qasemi emphasized the fact that diplomacy and negotiations have always been important in Iran’s foreign policy, saying French President Emmanuel Macron can play major role in reducing current tensions. In a Twitter message released at the same time when Macron’s senior diplomatic aide Emmanuel Bonne is in Tehran, […]

Iranians will not ‘sit on their hands’ if they come under attack: UN envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations says the country would not hesitate to respond to any military threat from the United States. Majid Takht-e Ravanchi told the BBC in an interview released on Wednesday that Iranians would not “sit on their hands” in case of an attack against the country amid escalating tensions over […]

Iran Summons UK Envoy over ‘Illegal Seizure’ of Supertanker in Gibraltar

July 4, 2019 Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thu. summoned the UK ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire for the seizure of an “Iranian oil tanker” in Gibraltar. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi wrote in a tweet on Thursday, “Following the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar by British Royal Marines, the […]

US will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil: US special envoy

American special envoy for Iran Brian Hook has said the United States will sanction any country that imports oil from the Islamic Republic and there are no exemptions in this regard. “We will sanction any imports of Iranian crude oil… There are right now no oil waivers in place,” Brian Hook said on Friday […]

US will sanction any country that buys oil from Iran, no exemptions – special envoy

The Trump administration’s hard-line economic policy against the Islamic Republic continues in response to Tehran downing a US drone last week. After Trump announced new sanctions directly targeting the Iranian leadership on Monday, the US now says they will enforce penalties on those who violate previous restrictions as well. Also on Nuclear strike threat? […]

US Special Envoy Abrams Welcomes Venezuela’s Former Intelligence Chief to the US, Reaffirms Trump’s Commitment to Ousting Maduro

United States Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams has publicly welcomed Venezuela’s ex-intelligence chief to the country after he deserted and joined efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro. Manuel Cristopher Figuera, who served as chief of the Bolivarian Intelligence Services (SEBIN) from October 2018 to April 2019, arrived to the US on Monday. He has […]

Turkey will lose F-35 warplanes if S-400 deal goes ahead: US NATO envoy

The United States Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Kay Bailey Hutchison, says her country will stop Turkish forces flying and developing F-35 stealth fighter jets in case Turkey presses ahead with its plans to acquire advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems. “Everything indicates that Russia is going to deliver the system to […]

Iran summons UAE envoy over intrusive US drone launch

Iran has summoned the United Arab Emirates’ charge d’affaires to complain about the UAE allowing an American spy drone to be launched from a US military base on the Arab country’s territory. The Emirati envoy was called in on Saturday to receive Iran’s strong protest against the intrusion of the US spy drone into the […]

‘Defensive move’: US envoy to Iran refuses to rule out military action

Sputnik – The Trump envoy to Iran dodged questions as to whether the White House would use Washington’s 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) to go to war with Iran without Congressional approval, but assured lawmakers that the president’s administration does not seek a full-fledged military confrontation with Tehran. US Special Representative for […]

Is Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt helping Israel violate US law?

Josh Ruebner Power Suits 19 June 2019 Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt, seen in 2017 with occupied East Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock behind him, may be helping Israel violate US arms export law. (US Embassy) Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s “peace process” envoy, met last week with Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister of strategic affairs and […]

UK envoy reacts to his summoning

MNA – UK ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire claims that he had not been summoned by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, rather, he was the one asking for an ‘urgent meeting’. “Interesting. And news to me. I asked for an urgent meeting with the Foreign Ministry yesterday and it was granted. No ‘summons’,” Macaire wrote on […]

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