Iranian activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, are this year's joint winners of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Given the EU's serious and deepening concerns over Iran's nuclear programme, the Council significantly broadened EU restrictive measures against Iran.
Implementation of Visa Information System at the Slovenian Embassy in Tehran is started from October 2012. The VIS contains biographic and biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa.
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Karl Erjavec has conveyed condolences to his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi and to the relatives of the victims following the devastating earthquake that hit Northern Iran.
Statement by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton following the earthquake that hit Northern Iran.
Council of the European Union confirmed that latest package of EU sanctions against Iran will apply as earlier decided.
The High Representative Catherine Ashton is disturbed by the reported execution of three Ahwazi Arab men, detained since 2011 on grounds which reliable reports suggest are political.
Statement by high representative/vice-president Catherine Ashton on behalf of E3+3 following talks with Iran in Moscow, 18-19 June 2012.
High Representative C. Ashton called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to thank his government for hosting the latest round of talks between the E3+3 and Iran on the Iranian nuclear issue in Moscow.
High Representative Catherine Ashton had a one hour phone call with chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Dr. Jalili to update him on the conclusions of the E3+3 meeting.