#AceNewsReport – May.15: Meetings and consultations among the Iranian and the G4+1 countries in the framework of trilateral, bilateral and multilateral meetings continue in Vienna aimed at contributing to the faster resolving of the issue:
TEHRAN: May 14, IRNA – Head of the Iranian and Chinese delegations to Vienna reviewed important issues regarding Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): Earlier, heads of diplomatic delegations of Iran, Russia and China to the JCPOA Joint Commission held a trilateral meeting in Vienna on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the head of the Iranian delegation Abbas Araghchi had a meeting with Enrique Mora, the deputy secretary general of the EU foreign relations office and the heads of the three EU delegations in the negotiations.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.23: The new strategic alliance between Iran and China represents a serious threat to the West, particularly at a time where America is bereft of leadership. The Biden Administration is a global laughingstock, which has offered Iran and China a clear path to expanding their influence.
JCPOA Meeting: Chinese envoy at nuke talks urges all parties to immediately lift sanctions on Iran: ‘The red-green axis has been consistently undermining Western democracies for years. Recently, Iran and China signed a 25-year strategic deal which virtually neutralizes American pressure on Iran to curtail its efforts toward a nuclear bomb. The deal heightens Iran’s ambitions for regional hegemony and beyond’
Lifting sanctions on Iran will speed up Iran’s efforts toward a nuclear bomb. Iran has openly admitted to breaching the Obama nuke deal, and Netanyahu provided extensive evidence that the Iran deal was based on lies.
“Chinese envoy urges parties to Iran nuke deal to immediately start negotiating sanction-lifting formula,” Xinhua, April 17, 2021:
Wang Qun, Chinese envoy to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, made the appeal here after attending a new round of meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission.
“China has drawn much encouragement that the Joint Commission has, over the two days, come back to its normal track with productive and constructive work,” he said.
“China maintains that all U.S. sanctions should be lifted immediately,” be it sanctions against Iran, or its long-arm jurisdiction measures on third-party entities and individuals, including those on the Chinese, he noted.
China believes that the Joint Commission should continue to focus on the “more substantive work” of sanction-lifting through the two major processes — the nuclear implementation and sanctions-lifting working groups’ work, and the “proximity talks” with the United States, said the envoy.
According to him, China will continue to work with all parties concerned to push the U.S. and Iran to resume negotiations on the implementation of the JCPOA for early and tangible results……
#AceNewsReport – Apr.18: The attack Sunday, suspected to have been carried out by Israel, has inflamed a shadow war between the two nations. Iran has begun enriching a small amount of uranium up to 60% purity — its highest level ever — in response amid talks in Vienna aimed at saving its tattered nuclear deal with world powers:
Iran names suspect in Natanz nuclear site attack, says he fled country: ‘State television named the suspect as 43-year-old Reza Karimi. It showed a passport-style photograph of a man it identified as Karimi, saying he was born in the nearby city of Kashan, Iran’
The report did not elaborate how Karimi would have gotten access to one of the most secure facilities in the Islamic Republic: The report also aired what appeared to be an Interpol “red notice” seeking his arrest.
The arrest notice was not immediately accessible on Interpol’s public-facing database. Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediately respond to a request for comment: The TV report said “necessary actions” are underway to bring him back to Iran through legal channels, without elaborating. The supposed Interpol “red notice” listed his travel history as including Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Ethiopia, Qatar, Turkey, Uganda, Romania and another country that was illegible. The report also showed centrifuges in a hall, as well as what appeared to be caution tape up at the Natanz facility.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.10: Imam Khamenei’s Instagram account also released a video in which His Eminence reiterated that Tehran is in no hurry for Washington to come back to the nuclear agreement.
Imam Khamenei: Verification of US Sanctions Removal Means Iran Should Be Able to Sell Its Oil: The talks, taking place in Vienna in the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are chaired by an official appointed by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell.
Imam Khamenei’s remarks came in a post on his Instagram page on Thursday as an Iranian negotiating team is in the Austrian capital city of Vienna to discuss conditions for the revival of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], with other signatories to the deal: https://t.me/reuters_news_agency/72596 Reuters Wire News, [Apr 9, 2021 at 12:35 PM]
Iran nuclear deal participants to continue talks next week- EU BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Officials from Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain will continue talks on the return of the United States to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran next week, after “constructive exchanges” this week, the European Union said on Friday.
“Verification [of US sanctions removal] means [being capable of] selling oil in an official manner, with ease and under normal conditions, and its money be received by Iran,” His Eminence added.
His Eminence added that the signatories of the nuclear agreement failed to abide by their commitments under the deal, noting that the decision by the Iranian government and parliament to rollback Tehran’s nuclear commitments was right.
Imam Khamenei stated that commitment on one side should be reciprocated by commitment on the other side and the US must remove all sanctions if the West wants Iran to return to JCPOA compliance.
His Eminence also noted that Tehran will return to full compliance with the nuclear deal once it verifies sanctions have been really removed by the US.
Imam Khamenei said other signatories to the deal have no right to set conditions for Tehran as long as they have not fulfilled their obligations, emphasizing that this is Iran’s definitive policy from which Tehran will not step back.
The United States began imposing heavy economic sanctions against Iran in 2018 after former US President Donald Trump scrapped the JCPOA, which was signed by Iran and world powers, as a result of which Iran was barred from economic transactions with the rest of the world, including selling its oil and receiving its money.
While the Trump administration described its anti-Iran measures as the “maximum pressure” policy, Tehran slammed the measures as “economic war,” “economic terrorism” and also “medical terrorism,” maintaining that the sanctions have severely harmed Iranians but failed to bring the nation to its knees.
The new US administration of Joe Biden has conceded that the so-called maximum pressure campaign has failed, promising to replace it with a new policy, but it has so far failed to take any practical steps in that direction and has actually followed suit with Trump-era policies toward Iran.
Iran remained fully compliant with the deal for an entire year but as the remaining European parties failed to fulfill their end of the bargain, Tehran began in May 2019 to scale back its JCPOA commitments in several steps under Articles 26 and 36 of the accord covering Tehran’s legal rights.
#AceBreakingNews – IRAN:June.22: With some lawmakers chanting “Death to the America,” Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.
The bill, if approved into law, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group (#P6+Iran) the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.
#AceNewsServices – VIENNA – October 09. /TASS/. Iran failed to propose any new practical measures to resolve the disputable issues of its nuclear program at the October 7-8 meeting in Tehran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement on Thursday.
“Iran did not propose any new measures during the meetings in Tehran,” the statement reads.
Iran and the IAEA have been unable to agree on two unsettled issues in an effort to allay the UN watchdog’s concerns about the possible military dimensions of the program.
During the talks, the sides discussed the fulfilment of two practical measures agreed in May concerning neutron transport calculations and high explosives detonators, the statement says.
The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran have agreed to continue negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program, but the date has not been set yet.
“The Agency and Iran will continue discussions on these measures,” the Vienna-based UN agency said.
Western nations suspect Iran of using its nuclear research for developing atomic weapons while Iran insists its nuclear program is intended for peaceful purposes only.
#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – May 30 – Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko is set to initiate criminal proceedings against Viktor Yanukovych’s cabinet of ministers, sources close to the former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Friday, citing information from the Ukrainian president’s office.
The sources reported that on May 28 Poroshenko held a special meeting on this issue with his inner circle behind closed doors and set a task to arrange for prosecution of all ministers of the Azarov government and even institute criminal cases against them irrespective of whether they are guilty or not.
#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – May 24 – Iran is fulfilling its commitments under last year’s agreement with the six negotiators on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a quarterly report distributed among the nuclear watchdog’s member countries on Friday.
The IAEA’s report said that since the start of the deal’s implementation by Iran in January 2014, the country has not produced enriched uranium higher than 5%, and its reserves of highly enriched uranium have dropped 81% to 39 kilograms from 209 kilograms as a result of dilution and conversion.
Iran says it needs nuclear power to generate electricity, but Western powers led by the United States claim Iran’s eventual aim is to create nuclear weapons.
The six international negotiators on Iran’s program – five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, China, France, Britain and the United States) plus Germany – agreed at a meeting in Geneva on November 24, 2013 not to introduce new sanctions against Iran on the part of the United Nations, the European Union and the US.
They also agreed to lift certain restrictions for Iran in some fields.
The deal, under which Iran agreed to stop enrichment of uranium to higher than 5%, entered into force January 20, 2014.
AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – May 16 – US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has assured Israel that America “will do what we must” to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, AP reports.
He made the statement during talks in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called Iran “the foremost terrorist state of our time.
” The conclusion of Hagel’s four-day Middle East tour coincided with international talks in Vienna aimed at drafting a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi, said that “no progress had been made” after the end of the fourth round of talks with six major powers (US, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia) to overcome their differences over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, Reuters reports.
The sides, which have been in talks since February, planned to start drafting the text of a final agreement on the issue during the get-together in Vienna, Austria. However, Araqchi stated that “we haven’t reached the point” of being able to do that.
#AceNewsServices – VIENNA – May 02 2014 (OSCE) – Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today renewed her call on all parties to show respect for media freedom in Ukraine following new cases of intimidation of journalists, disappearances and a violent takeover of a television station.
“On the eve of World Press Freedom Day we are witnessing journalists in Ukraine being subjected to brutal violence, kidnappings and intimidation while media outlets are repeatedly seized by armed individuals who switch off Ukrainian broadcasts to replace them with Russian ones,” Mijatović said.
Today journalists from BuzzFeed and the television channels Sky News and CBS were detained by armed individuals for three hours at a road block in Sloviansk. They were blindfolded, interrogated and some of them reportedly beaten before they were released.
Also today a lifenews.ru correspondent in Sloviansk, Hermine Kotanjyan, reportedly received death threats through social media.
On 1 May armed people entered a regional television station in Lugansk and programming was changed from the First Ukrainian National Channel to Russia 24.
On the same day a journalist of Radio Liberty was intimidated and bullied by the crowd in Kharkiv while reporting on a protest, and had to seek police protection.
Press Release May 02 2014 – Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) http://tinyurl.com/ozrm8q5
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) – http://www.ifj.org/campaigns/ukraine-crisis/
#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – Austrian police say at least six people have been injured after a building in Vienna partially collapsed following a reported explosion.
Police spokeswoman Adina Mircioane says rescuers are trying to reach one injured person inside the residential building in Vienna’s 15th district. Five other people are being treated for minor injuries.
Mircioane says other people may still be trapped inside the building, whose top two floors collapsed shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday (0800 GMT).
Austrian public broadcaster ORF a photo on its website showing a cloud of dust enveloping a street.
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#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – April 26 – According to an UNIAN correspondent, director of Information Policy Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Yevgeniy Perebiynis said this at press conference.
“We have just received information that connection with members of military verification mission of the OSCE, which stays in Ukraine in accordance with Vienna document, was lost”, – said Perebiynis.
According to his words, in accordance with preliminary information, they might be seized by terrorists, and this information is being checked now.
“If this information is confirmed it will mean an outrageous crime from the side of terrorists against principles of the OSCE and it will not be left without an adequate reaction from the side of Ukraine and international community”, – said Perebiynis.
#AceBreakingNews – VIENNA – April 11 – EUROPEAN UNION – EU Commissioner for Energy Gunter Oettinger is drafting proposals for how to pay off Ukraine’s debt to the Russian supplier of natural gas, OAO Gazprom, Oettinger said Friday speaking to O1 Austrian Public Radio as he visited Vienna.
He said along with it he personally thought that only a part of the bills Gazprom had issued to Ukraine contained grounded total sums to be paid.
#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – April 08 – Iran has started preparations for legal arrangement of the final agreement with the six world powers (international mediators in settling the Iranian nuclear issue), a source in the delegation representing the Islamic Republic of Iran told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.
“We have a complex and challenging work of drafting and codifying the final agreement ahead,” the source said. “Understanding that, a decision has been made to involve well-known legal experts specializing in international law in this process.” “This decision is aimed at helping the parties in their challenging work in the forthcoming period,” the source added. “To date, there is an insight that it is possible to meet the deadline until July 20.”
Iranian delegation holds bilateral consultations with Russian and Chinese counterparts
The Iranian side has held bilateral meetings with delegations from Russia and China in Vienna, a source in Iran’s delegation told ITAR-TASS earlier on Tuesday.
“Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi has held bilateral meetings with Russian and Chinese counterparts within the framework of the negotiations round of Iran and P5+1 in order to coordinate stances,” the agency’s source said.
Earlier Araghchi told Iranian journalists that Tehran reckoned on progress in the course of the current round of talks. “We hope that we would be able to narrow the gap and lessen the differences regarding problematic issues,” he noted.
#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – April 02 – Director-General of Political and Legal Affairs in the Iranian Foreign Ministry Hamid Baeidinejad will lead the Iranian delegation in the three-day negotiations with the expert teams of the six world powers (FNA) .
The experts meeting will be followed by talks between the top negotiators of Iran and the Sextet on April 7 to 9.
Iran and the Group 5+1 representatives had several sessions of talks in Vienna March 18-19.
On November 24, Iran and the five permanent United Nations Security Council members sealed a six-month Joint Plan of Action to lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over the latter’s nuclear energy program (Reuters)
In exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of the world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran and impose no nuclear-related sanctions on Iran during the six-month period.
#AceWorldNews says that a third of women in Europe have suffered a physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, a new study revealed Wednesday.
The survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) uncovered “extensive human-rights-abuse,” AFP reported.
One in 10 women has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 15, one in 20 has been raped, and just over one in five has experienced physical and/or sexual violence from either a current or previous partner, the Vienna-based FRA said.
#AceWorldNews says that Iran and six world powers have agreed on an agenda for negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program, a senior Iranian official has said. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told IRNA that the involved parties “have agreed on an agenda and a framework and the next round of talks will be in the second half of March in Vienna.
If confirmed, it would indicate an early step forward in the search for a settlement of the nuclear issue, Reuters said.
Negotiators from Iran and the US, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia have been meeting since Tuesday to hammer out an agenda for talks on a final deal.