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  • Mehrnoosh Aryanpour 2018/02/12

    By Mehrnoosh Aryanpour

    What an 'Impossibility Clause' can make possible

    Ensuring business continuity for Iranian joint venture projects with foreigners under changing international sanctions regimes is the question.

  • Martin Love 2018/02/12

    By Martin Love

    Pence and the troubling prospect he is

    I enjoy a number of news sources about Iran here in the US. This is the wonder of the Internet.

  • Sochi summit 2018-02-11 13:32

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Sochi summit helping solve the Syrian crisis

    TEHRAN - Last Tuesday, the Syrian Peace Summit, called the "National Dialogue Congress", was held in Sochi, Russia, with different groups of participants including members of the Bashar al-Assad’s administration, its supporters and some opposition groups.

  • Martin Love 2018/02/08

    By Martin Love

    Woe to leaders mired in the "credibility trap"

    What’s really going on in the U.S.? Why is there internal political and social turmoil and division? Why are groups and so-called leaders at each other’s throats and why is the general populace so apparently discontented?

  • محمود منشی پوری 2018-02-06 10:12

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    U.S.-Qatar strategic dialogue: What's the target exactly?

    CALIFORNIA - The United States and Qatar have had longstanding economic and political ties since the 1970s.  Rarely, if ever, has any domestic, regional, or international development fundamentally changed or even undermined this valued and cooperative relationship.

  • ماکرون 2018-02-05 09:44

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    French approach to JCPOA is paradoxical

    TEHRAN - Conservative French leaders along with their American counterparts are lining up to make new demands on the Iran nuclear deal. Not to be outdone by the irrational mandates of Donald Trump, French President Emanuel Macron is now calling for amendments to the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Martin Love 2018-02-04 19:59

    By Martin Love

    Exhibiting confidence and strength can be a delicate dance

    Fiction or not, and it’s probably not at all, there is this term floating about regarding who really runs the U.S. government called the “Deep State”.

  • مرکل 2018-02-03 10:15

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The chancellor loses her power

    TEHRAN - The situation remains foggy for Europe right now because Germany, as the prime country that has political and economic dominance, continues to suffer from the lack of an "incumbent government”.

  • Chris Cook 2018-01-31 12:22

    By Chris Cook

    EnergyCoin – smart subsidy

    A wise person once said: “You don't know what you've got until it's gone”. But the extraordinary scenes on Sunday in the Majlis in respect of Iran's budget due to the subsidy question reminded me of the converse saying: “You don't know what you haven't got until you see it”.

  • Martin Love 2018/01/27

    By Martin Love

    An American looks at a mandatory hijab

    Iran’s most visible leaders to writers like me in the U.S. seem to support the rights of Iranians to protest some mandates they may not like. Consider the delicate matter of women having to wear the hijab if they are out and about in public. Certainly lots of women in Iran probably prefer to wear a head scarf. What might be uncomfortable is not the scarf itself, but occasionally getting arrested if they are seen without hijab, as noted recently in an article about Iran here in the U.S.

  • Mehrnoosh Aryanpour 2018/01/27

    By Mehrnoosh Aryanpour

    Implications of U.S. president's Iran policy announcement

    Overview: On January 12th, the incumbent U.S. President granted a stay of execution for Iran nuclear deal, waiving the sanctions against Iran for another 120 days, sanctions that were initially lifted as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA or also known as the nuclear deal or nuclear accord.

  • Abdouallah Shahbazi 2018-01-26 12:07

    By Abdouallah Shahbazi

    Why has Iran been more important than Israel for the global plutocracy?

    Since the early 18th century and following the decline of the Safavid Dynasty, the plutocracy spawned by a Jewish network during the Persian Empire has been active. This has caused Iran to be a valuable nation in international commerce.

  •  Sadollah Zarei 2018-01-24 09:35

    By Sadollah Zarei

    Chaos in December: the defeat of the enemy

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution of Iran has been a matter of great concern for America, Britain, Israel and the West since 1979 and it seems it will continue to be so in the future.

  • world Media 2018-01-21 12:32

    By Mohammad Hashemi

    Time for reflection on unrest in Iran 

    It was after midnight on December 31 and I was checking the latest news about protests in Iran on twitter when one post attracted my attention. It claimed the “Iranian regime lost control of the central city of Kashan” --my hometown-- and that “people have taken control of police stations and military installations in the city”. The writer of that post, who is the political editor of a very popular tabloid in Germany, further speculated in another post that this could be the beginning of “syrification of the conflict” in Iran! 

  • Type whit Laptop 2018-01-19 12:16

    By Sajad Abedi

    A strategic strategy for cyber-bullying in international level

    Since the principle of self-restraint addresses a wide range of threats, it used in the military and strategic fields. But the implementation of deterrence in cyberspace is only proposed if the risks that are objectively possible have a direct impact on the security and survival of a government; therefore, each state is required to make it possible in any way to overcome the existing challenges.

  • Netanyahu and Narendra Modi 2018-01-17 09:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Netanyahu in India: Why India must not shake hands with him

    NEW DELHI - On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose animated bear hug easily beats Trump’s awkward handshake, went against protocol to welcome his new friend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the New Delhi airport. After a bear hug and handshakes, the six-day visit kicked off with both leaders extolling each other and reaffirming commitment to enhance bilateral ties.

  • Our trump cards against Trump 2018-01-15 09:13

    By Seyed Mohammad Marandi

    Our trump cards against Trump

    Donald Trump on Friday extended nuclear sanctions relief with certain conditions, one of which was restrictions on the missile program of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Frank Walter Steinmeier 2018-01-14 10:19

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    What is Steinmeier thinking about?

    TEHRAN - The President of Germany have difficult and busy days. The Christian parties and the Social Democratic Party have begun negotiations for a major coalition in Germany since January 7th. The talks that European leaders are hoping to put an end to months of political instability in Berlin. However, Frank Walter Steinmeier is well aware that it won't be easy to direct and manage negotiations inside the German coalition government.

  • IRGC 2018-01-09 10:02

    By Sajad Abedi

    IRGC and its important role in countering security threats and safeguarding Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN - Iran, unlike countries that, without relying on the pillars of power inside to achieve national security, tend to be in the process of uniting and winning a few foreign powers, it is fully reliant on domestic capabilities and capabilities.

  • Martin Love 2018-01-06 12:09

    By Martin Love

    Wealth moving from West to East

    CALIFORNAI - Protest and turmoil. Social or political or economic or all three. Some turmoil has been happening in Iran of late.

  • saki 2018-01-03 11:15

    By M.A. saki

    Trump, stop nonsense

    Certain U.S. officials, particularly President Donald Trump, have been trying hard to misuse the protest rallies in Iran.

  • Mazhari 2018-01-03 10:24

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    What makes Iran stronger than Saudi Arabia?

    TEHRAN - After the return of economic prosperity in Lebanon, Saad Hariri declared his resignation in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian influence across the region and claiming he feared the same fate as his assassinated father if he remained leader. That was the spark that ignited the fire of war against Iran and served to remind the Lebanese of their civil war in which many lives were lost. Subsequently Hariri suspended his resignation after two weeks which prompted many questions and suspicion.

  • ISIL 2018-01-02 09:46

    By Sajad Abedi

    ISIL and security order in heart of Europe

    TEHRAN - The massive acts of terrorists and the catastrophic events of 2017 reflected the new approaches of extremist and radical groups to terrorize the West.

  • Donald Trump 2017-12-30 09:01

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Crossing controversial president

    TEHRAN _ Over the past months, there have been whispers in the U.S. political environments and the country's media regarding Republicans bypassing Trump. The rejection of some Republican prominent senators, including McCain, with Trump, as well as the opposition of some of the United States former presidents, including George W. Bush, has aggravated this trend.

  • asylum seekers 2017-12-26 09:32

    By Hanif Ghafari

    Immigrants Crisis in Europe

    TEHRAN _ The European authorities' challenge over the asylum seekers crisis continues. Since the formation of the Austrian coalition government, this challenge has been strengthened. The Austrian coalition consists of the Freedom Party and the Central Right, and this government is one of the main opponents of the current approach of the EU towards asylum seekers. Recent comments by the Austrian Chancellor "Sebastien Kurz" is an indicator of this profound and fundamental opposition.

  • Chris Cook 2017-12-25 14:42

    By Chris Cook

    Advice from Oslo

    At this time of the year in Oslo it is the custom to give unsolicited presents and as an Anglo-Dane on holiday in Oslo it is my pleasure to extend to the people of Tehran my compliments of the season and to present some unsolicited advice on one of my favourite subjects – transport.

  • Martin Love 2017-12-25 13:20

    By Martin Love

    Ali Salameh: His life changing opportunity 46 years ago

    He came from a most depressed place at age 18 and made a good life for himself in the U.S. and has been able to help his family in Gaza enormously for decades as a result. He is among the fortunate few Palestinians.

  • اتحادیه اروپا 2017-12-24 09:12

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    A review on latest developments in Europe

     TEHRAN _ The German Foreign Minister who is also one of the leaders of the Social-Democratic Party recently issued a significant warning about the formation of a minimal government in his country. Sigmar Gabriel has warned that the formation of a minimal government in Germany could be a prologue of a social and political earthquake in Europe.

  • Donald Trump 2017-12-22 20:55

    By Stuart Littlewood

    Trump administration ends 2017 on a sour note

    "Outlaws trying to dictate the law" used gutter tactics to threaten UN member states that dared "disrespect" America's crazed foreign policy

  • Martin Love 2017-12-19 11:06

    By Martin Love  

    Moral objection valid

    North Carolina _  This is part personal, it is passionate, but it is nonetheless fully substantiated by facts and long study, experience and observation, real time objective observation, over decades. And after a while, if a person has half a brain and heart, one stops mincing words and throws caution to the winds and tries hard to tell and write truths that some others don’t want to hear and they, the others, try to squash such truth telling. But here goes, from an American journalist no less writing gladly for an Iranian newspaper.