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  • saki 2017-10-18 11:25

    Only two countries accused of war crimes back Trump Iran policy

    Only Israel and Saudi Arabia, which have both been accused of committing war crimes, have welcomed Donald Trump’s decertification of the nuclear deal and his insulting language against Iran.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-10-18 10:47

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62

    Trump’s compassionate face in Élysée Palace

    TEHRAN – Showcasing new demands of United States of America “natural”, as clear examples of changing nuclear deal, is a tactic that French authorities have used it like British and German officials.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-10-17 11:05

    By Mohammad Ghaderi  Twitter: @ghaderi62

    Challenges McCain-Graham’s team face 

    John McCain and Lindsey Graham are two U.S. senators who from the start voiced opposition to the Iran deal didn’t shy away from expressing their objections once again in 2015 congressional voting.

  • Iran_Talks_Vienna_14_July_2015_.jpg 2017-10-09 09:24

    By Mehrnoosh Aryanpour

    “Iran Deal” is here to stay, with or without America

    What's the "deal" with Trump's decertification of the "Iran Deal"?

    The author of this piece is a partner at Gide, the thoughts contained herein are her own and should NOT in any way be as Gide's opinion or as a legal opinion.

  • Mousavian 2017-10-08 14:12

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Trump’s choice: Iran deal model or North Korean bomb?

    After a White House meeting with U.S. military leaders on Thursday where he discussed the Iranian and North Korean nuclear issues, President Trump cryptically told the press that it was the “calm before the storm.”

  • Hanif Ghaffari 2017-10-07 12:21

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Saudi Arabia on the UN blacklist

    Saudi Arabia's crimes in Yemen continue. These crimes have killed thousands of women, children and civilians in Yemen. On the other hand, these crimes have displaced millions of Yemeni people. In such a situation, the United Nations has always tried to tolerate Riyadh in this regard! The reason for this is quite clear.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-10-04 10:02

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    From Qatari crisis to KRG referendum

    An earlier referendum on the Kurdish region would have alleviated the need for Americans and Zionists to form a crisis between Qatar and Persian Gulf littoral states.

  • Muharram 2017-09-29 10:40

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Muharram: The reunion of society

    Once again the Iranian nation is overwhelmed by the month of Muharram. Black banners and draperies are seen all over the country. People in dark dresses attend mourning congregations.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017/09/27

    By Professor Mahmood Monshipouri

    The Kurdish referendum: What comes next?

    The underlying tension in many post-colonial states between the right to self-determination and the principle of territorial integrity is once again manifested in the new move by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to go from autonomy to outright independence. 

  • کردستان عراق 2017-09-26 11:12

    By Abbas Aslani

    What U.S. Really Wants from Iraqi Kurdistan

    The controversial independence referendum was held yesterday in the Iraqi Kurdistan despite the opposition from central government in Baghdad and international community including neighboring countries. In the absence of major external practical obstacles, rather than mere opposition, the de facto president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, could proceed with his agenda of referendum. However, the transition from referendum to independence can be a complicated process even impossible without an international recognition.

  • Germany's general election 2017-09-25 12:09

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    German government's hard path after the election

    Germany's general election was held yesterday. According to polls, Angela Merkel and the coalition of Christian parties have won the election. However, the Social Democrats, as Merkel's main rivals, were eyeing the voices of German citizens at the last minute.

  • OIC 2017-09-23 19:30

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    'Iran able to attract $3.5t of investments in 20 years'

    Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif has said the country is able to attract $3.5 trillion of investments within the next two decades.

  • Trump 2017-09-20 19:36

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    A scenario: Iran’s economy in the absence of nuclear deal

    In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump called the nuclear deal with Iran “an embarrassment to the United States” that should be revisited.

  • Finance 2017-09-20 09:19

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Foreign finance a post-sanction necessity?

    The implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal in January 2016 lifted a majority of sanctions against the country. Among the most important removed sanctions were those on the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the oil industry, shipping lines and commercial aviation industry.

  • نيكي هالي 2017-09-13 20:57

    By M.A. Saki

    Nikki Haley’s lies in face of hard evidence

    TEHRAN - The United States is unbelievably politicizing its approach toward the July 215 international nuclear deal which has been crafted purely based on verification.

  •  Mehdi Zare 2017-09-10 15:48

    By Mehdi Zare 

    Earthquake early warning system for Tehran

    Tehran is a city known for its high seismic risk. Efforts are focused to reduce earthquake risk in this megalopolis and one of those is to come up with early warning system for earthquakes in Tehran. 

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-08-28 11:07

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    The post-hegemonic era: Greater uncertainty or sustainable security?

    Two contrasting scenarios paint radically different visions in a world after hegemony.  Richard N. Haass (“World Order 2.0”) notes that at the global level, the international community is no longer heavily influenced by a sole superpower and/or hegemonic power.  

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-08-25 10:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Negative balance; Afghanistan's rescue

    TEHRAN- Afghanistan has been suffering from a positive balance policy for many reasons.

  • کیم جونگ اون و دونالد ترامپ 2017-08-13 19:51

    By M.A. Saki

    Trump may push Korean peninsula toward nuclear holocaust 

    TEHRAN - It had been imagined that the world has taken a departure from the barbarity of the First and Second World Wars and that people assume senior posts who are pretty wise and think about the consequences of their words and actions; however the ascendance of Donald Trump to the White House proved that we were wrong and still vulnerable to man-made tragedies.

  • حسین عسکری مشاور ملک عبدالله 2017-07-28 12:29

    By Javad Heirannia

    Persian Gulf Arab bloc is essentially finished: expert

    TEHRAN – A senior expert in Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University is of the view that the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, is “essentially finished”.

  • موسويان 2017-07-16 14:50

    Understanding Iranian threat perceptions

    A pervasive perception in US policy circles and among US allies is that Iran seeks hegemony in the Middle East. Israel and other regional states often claim that Iran wishes to "revive the Persian Empire." While such claims would be dismissed as farcical by any Iranian official, it is important to note that such sentiment lies at the root of the current standoff between Iran, its regional rivals and the United States.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2017/07/08

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Protest Paradox: On the futility of liberal “resistance” in the age of Trump

    “If the State authority is open to democratic influence, the demonstration will hardly be necessary; if it is not, it is unlikely to be influenced by an empty show of force containing no real threat.” —John Berger (1926–2017)

  • نادر انتصار 2017-07-07 13:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    Bin Salman's policies in line with Israel's regional foreign policy: expert

    TEHRAN - A Middle East expert from South Alabama University says the policies of Mohammed bin Salman, who was recently promoted to the position of crown prince, are in conformity with the Zionist regime’s foreign policy in the region.

  • Iraq 2017-07-02 08:36

    By: Amir A. Amirshekari

    Iraqi Kurdistan independence is illegal

    On 8 June 2017, Masoud Barzani the president of Iraqi Kurdistan called for a referendum for independence of the region on 25 September 2017.

  • علی اکبر صالحی رئیس سازمان انرژی اتمی 2017-06-23 14:18

    By Ali Akbar Salehi

    If the Iran deal is to survive, the West must change course

    Working to negotiate agreements with the west has been a mixed experience for Iran. Often, following some hard-won engagement, some western nations, whether distracted by shortsighted political motivations or the lucrative inducements of other regional actors, walk away and allow the whole situation to return to the status quo ante.

  • Mousavian 2017-06-18 13:07

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    This is why Iran should play a major role in the negotiations to ban nuclear weapons

    Since the advent of nuclear weapons, nations and grassroots movements across the world have sought to eliminate the risk they pose to life on Earth through nuclear prohibition and disarmament.

  • موسوی 2017-06-14 21:42

    By Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, D-8 Secretary General

    20 years of unique experiment in economic cooperation

    Twenty years ago, precisely on June 15, 1997, the Heads of States of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey came together for an exalted purpose and signed the Istanbul Declaration to establish the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation. In light of the noble vision of Prof. Dr. Necmettin Erbakan, our Organization’s founding father, D-8 aimed to promote:

  • spotted owl 2017/06/12

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Spotted owls facing their nemesis

    Spotted owl upper parts are brown, colder and darker with white spots; dusky facial disc with broad white patch over and below the eyes, forming broad white spectacles, crown and nape finely spotted white. When perched, a broad white collar around the front of the neck is distinctive; under-parts strongly barred or spotted. Juveniles are gingery, with diffuse barring below. As mentioned before, spotted owls are crepuscular but frequently seen in daytime.

  • thylacine 2017/05/29

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dragged to extinction by dogs and cats

    The thylacine -a marsupial- was once prevalent across Australia and Tasmania. Today it seems that domestic dogs and other introduced animals have outcompeted the species. It was also persecuted by farmers and is now extinct, although there are continued reports of sightings but all are inauthentic.

  • ترامپ و ملک سلمان 2017-05-24 23:12

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri

    Trump’s Anti-Iranian Gambit

    President Trump’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel was marked by ratcheting up his anti-Iranian rhetoric and a huge arms sale ($110 billion) to Saudi Arabia.  This massive infusion of military hardware and technology into the region raises many questions—not the least of which is what do the Saudis plan to do once having acquired such military might?