Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2018

Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

With his decision to blow up the Iran deal, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown Europe into uncertainty and anxiety -- and raised the specter of a new war in the Middle East. One thing is certain: the trans-Atlantic relationship has been seriously damaged. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atlantic alliance. What now? A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: 'We Have a President Who Views Allies as a Burden'

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: 'We Have a President Who Views Allies as a Burden'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2018

In an interview, former CIA Director Michael Hayden discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth, his treatment of his European allies and why the White House backed out of the Iran deal. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


The Ultimatum: Europe's Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Deal

The Ultimatum: Europe's Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and he has until May 12 to make a decision. If he follows through, it could mean war in the Middle East. But the Europeans are trying to prevent it. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Playing with Fire: Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East

Playing with Fire: Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear last week that he is close to withdrawing from the Iran accord unless Iran agrees to make changes. His chances for success are slim - and his blustering risks a dangerous escalation. By DER SPIEGEL staff more... Comment ]


Iranian Vice President Salehi on Nuclear Deal: 'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do'

Iranian Vice President Salehi on Nuclear Deal: 'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 08, 2017

Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi says his country wants to continue adhering to its nuclear treaty, even if the United States withdraws. In an interview, he warns that if the accord falls through, it could lead to a nuclear arms race. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Opening Soon: Germans Race to Capture the Iranian Market

Opening Soon: Germans Race to Capture the Iranian Market

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2015

Ahead of the planned lifting of Western sanctions against Iran, businessmen from around the world are visiting the country, and as one group from Germany discovered, there is no shortage of opportunities. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]


An Eye To Iran: European Businesses Prepare for Life After Sanctions

An Eye To Iran: European Businesses Prepare for Life After Sanctions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2015

In Germany, officials believe Iran has investment needs of $100 billion per year. German companies are eager to rebuild ties and business in a lucrative market once a nuclear deal is reached and sanctions lifted. By Martin Hesse, Susanne Koelbl and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister: 'We Will Have Differences with US No Matter What'

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister: 'We Will Have Differences with US No Matter What'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 16, 2015

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discusses his optimism that a deal will be reached over Tehran's nuclear program. But he warns this does not mean the country is seeking rapprochment with the West. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]