The EU's relations with Iran

Diplomatic efforts led by the High Representative between the EU/E3+3 and Iran led to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in July 2015 which offers a solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

This means that the potential for deeper relations between Iran and the EU could be realised. Whilst practical cooperation between the EU and Iran has existed for a while, the scope has been well below potential due to differences over Iran’s nuclear programme.

The EU has no Delegation in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) but is nevertheless working in close collaboration with the EU Member States embassies in Tehran.

The EU also follows the human rights situation in Iran closely.

Main documents of the negotiations with Iran:

Previous documents:

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