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  • حسین موسویان  2017-02-13 11:47

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Eight reasons why Trump’s start on the Middle East is frightening      

    Donald Trump’s Middle East policies began with two major decisions, one to ban entire Muslim populations and another to impose sanctions on Iran. Both threaten to undo the Iran nuclear deal. His new sanctions over a recent Iranian missile test targeting Iranian and non-Iranian individuals and entities, including some from Lebanon, the UAE, and China. The international impact of these sanctions is clearly meant to instill more fear into global firms from doing business with Iran. 

  • FAO 2017-02-08 16:59

    By Serge Nakouzi*

    Is food loss an issue for Iran?

    TEHRAN - Roughly one-third of the food produced around the world for human consumption, amounting to about 1.3 billion tons, is lost or wasted every year.

  • Serge R. Nakouzi 2017-02-03 17:00

    By Serge R. Nakouzi*

    Role of wetlands in safeguarding food security

    On the 2nd of February 1971, the international Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar. As we commemorate today the forty-sixth anniversary of the adoption of the convention, it is noteworthy that the wetlands in the country which first drew global attention to the need to safeguard these important geographic land areas harboring distinct ecosystems, are facing unprecedented challenges.

  • لاسجردی 2017-01-25 19:50

    By: Hassan Lasjerdi

    Successful step of Syrian troika for stability

    TEHRAN - The Astana meeting which was held with the participation of Iran, Russia, Turkey, the Syrian government, opposition groups and the UN envoy was wrapped with issuing a statement.

  • موسویان 3 2017-01-08 11:15

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian 

    What Trump needs to know about Iran

    For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One exception, however, will be Iran, which has come to develop one of the most hostile relationships in all international politics with the United States.

  • مسعود زمانی 2017/01/04

    By Masoud Zamani  

    On Trump, UN and the Logic of Unilateralism

    TEHRAN - 'As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,' reckoned the president-elect Trump in the wake of the Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli settlements, and thereby sketching his UN related policies. But exactly how different things will and can be as to the UN after Jan 20th? Yes, neither Trump nor the republican establishment as a whole exactly represents the champion of multilateralism inherent in the work of U.N. Nonetheless, the Trump administration may turn out to be more serious of a threat to U.N than any of its republican predecessors.

  • Robert Baldwin 2017-01-02 09:30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    How much we know about cetaceans of Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman?

    Unlike whales which are currently extremely rare cetaceans were abundant in the Persian Gulf. Some anecdotal reports of stranded whales have been received, usually without an identification of the species.

  • Seyyed Mohammad Eslami 2016-12-30 13:11

    By: Seyyed Mohammad Eslami

    Trump’s nuclear dark age?

    “Let it be an arms race!” This is the message of the new American president to the world. This was while the international community was dreaming about a world without nuclear arms.

  • air pollution 2016-12-26 09:39

    By Shirin Hakim and Kaveh Madani

    Dreaming of blue skies: Tehran’s battle for clean air

    A deep-seated look at the perplexing love-hate relationship Iranians share with their alarmingly polluted capital city

    Tehran’s wet streets provide temporary relief to millions who have been tolerating unbearable levels of pollution. In today’s Tehran, precipitation is associated with romanticism and blessings, washing away polluted skies briefly before reality sets in again. Pollution has plagued Iran’s capital for years, manifesting in various health problems amongst locals, closing of schools, and transforming daily activities into questions of life and death.

  • هارون یحیی 2016-12-25 13:41

    By Harun Yahya

    The Moscow summit and the great alliance 

    During the time when the Syrian civil war was beginning to escalate to grave levels, I expressed many times, both in my columns on international media and on TV interviews, that a permanent solution can only be possible through the Turkey-Iran-Russia alliance. I mentioned that the tripartite alliance would establish a substantial power in the region, that it would bring a definitive, effective and logical solution for Syria, and that it would guarantee Syria's, hence Turkey’s territorial integrity. 

  • Heydar Soheili Esfahani 2016-12-23 02:46

    Heydar Soheili Esfahani

    From Aleppo to Ankara, Terrorism comes unmasked!

    With the sound of the repeated shootings that targeted Russian ambassador to Turkey, everyone suddenly woke up.

  • Salehi: Iran can return to its previous nuclear program 2016-12-17 20:31

    Salehi: Iran can undo its nuclear program

    TEHRAN – The Iranian nuclear chief said on Friday that Iran can return to its previous nuclear program in response to violations of the nuclear agreement, ISNA reported.

  • Pak Ayeen 2016-12-17 11:53

    By Mohsen Pak Ayeen

    Netanyahu’s visit to Baku doomed to fail

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Baku is doomed to fail. The trip can only temporarily provide news stories for Israeli media outlets so that they can carry out a plan to end the regime’s isolation. The regime is so hated across the world that it cannot end its isolation and earn respect by one or two trips to Muslim countries.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-12-14 11:25

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Unleashing Lethality: Obama OKs MANPADs for Syrian “moderates”

    “[A]n ultimate goal of the United States continues to be a world which is free from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of armaments....”  —United States Arms Export Control Act

  • Iran nuclear deal 2016-12-04 10:21

    By Mahmood Monshipouri and Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani

    Terminating Iran’s nuclear deal: What’s at stake?

    The nuclear deal laid the foundation for future diplomacy between Tehran and Washington, while bolstering moderate Iranian leadership at home as well as sending a clear signal to the United States of the worldwide recognition of Iran’s right to civilian nuclear technology.  President-elect Donald Trump frequently spoke against Iran’s nuclear deal on the campaign trail, giving a vague ultimatum to the Iranian government that he would roll back the Obama administration’s policy of engagement with Tehran if he becomes the president.  To dismantle this hard-won diplomatic achievement, which have benefited not only Iran and the United States, but also the rest of the region, is likely to have disastrous consequences. Two questions worth contemplating at this juncture: (1) how would the new U.S. administration react to the Iran deal? and (2) will terminating the deal benefit the United States over the longer term?  

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-12-03 13:43

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Sisi’s policy switch on Syria widens Egypt-Saudi split

    “Our priority is to support national armies, for example in Libya to assert control over Libyan territories, and deal with extremist elements. The same with Syria and Iraq.” Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-11-23 15:30

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Trump’s triumph: A revival of McCarthyism?

    “Communists have the same right to vote as anybody else, don’t they?” —anti-communist crusader Joseph McCarthy

  • هارون یحیی 2016-11-20 12:41

    By Harun Yahya 

    Why did the Americans elect Trump?

    The American people voted for their new president and Congress members on November 8. Not only the U.S. but the entire world monitored the election campaign of both parties with great interest since everyone was curious about how their countries would be affected with the new government. They were wondering if the U.S. would continue to interfere in foreign countries’ conflicts or if it would focus on their own people’s needs and interests. 

  • متین مسلم 2016-11-14 09:50

    By Matin Moslem 

    November 8: Democracy revolts against itself 

    TEHRAN - The election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States in 2008 supported the notion that the American people have parted from their past. 

  • محمود خاقانی 2016-11-11 20:07

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    The art of the deal

    The deal between Iran and 5+1 (the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China) meant to convince Iran to pursue its peaceful nuclear program, in exchange, for 5+1 lifting, from Iranian points of view  unjustified,  economic sanctions. 

  • economic experts 2016-11-09 21:23

    Trump’s victory has no impact on Iran’s economy: experts

    TEHRAN- The chairman of Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) Shapour Mohammadi and the head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari have said that the election of Donald Trump as the new U.S. President will have no specific impact on Iran’s economy.

  • متین مسلم 2016-11-05 10:25

    Matadors in Lebanon

    TEHRAN - After about 29 months of political stalemate coupled with other internal and regional crises, the Lebanese parliament finally elected Michel Aoun, a former general and moderate politician, as president on October 31.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2016-11-04 12:43

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Next week’s anticipated U.S. election 

    TEHRAN - For those misguided individuals who think there exists a democratic process in the United States to elect the president, think again.  Aside from the reality that the popular vote for the U.S. leader is at best an election to determine the votes of the ethereal elite who will actually vote for the president in December, there is the issue of just who counts the votes, how they are counted and who owns the voting machines.

  • محمدرضا نوروزپور 2016-10-30 14:34

    By Mohammadreza Norouzpur

    The effect of petrodollars on human rights

    TEHRAN - It is a shame for the United Nations that Saudi Arabia is reelected to the UN Human Rights Council, despite the vast outcry and criticism from human rights organizations that Saudi Arabia is committing war crimes in Yemen.

  • حیدر سهیلی اصفهانی 2016-10-28 11:08

    By: Heydar Soheyli Isfahani

    Erdogan and the Mosul dilemma 

    TEHRAN - It has been a while that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is strongly insisting to participate in the battle to liberate northern Iraqi city of Mosul. He also has come up with some reasons. He argues that he is concerned about the condition of Arab Sunnis. He also has a Strong emphasis on fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorist group. 

  • Serge R. Nakouzi 2016-10-17 11:23

    By Serge R. Nakouzi  The FAO Representative to Iran and to ECO

    Ending hunger in our lifetime despite a changing global climate

    16 October is a date on which the global community commemorates every year World Food Day. As depicted by its title, this day has been designated to raise awareness of the significance of food security in enabling individuals to lead healthy and productive lives as well as for the well-being of societies as a whole.

  • هارون یحیی 2016-10-16 11:16

    Harun Yahya

    War is never justified

    The 20th century witnessed the world’s two biggest wars, as well as hundreds of bloody regional wars, military operations, conflicts, riots and civil wars. In the 55 years following WWII, some 200 wars took place.

  • موسویان 3 2016-10-15 09:48

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    America’s attitude toward Iran risks shifting Tehran’s East-West balance toward Russia

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced this week that diplomats from Russia, the U.S. and regional powers in the Middle East would meet in Switzerland this weekend to discuss the crisis in Syria. The U.S. State Department has said the talks are aimed at finding, “a multilateral approach to resolving the conflict in Syria, including a sustained cessation of violence and the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries.” While diplomats from regional powers Saudi Arabia and Turkey are expected to attend, it is not yet clear whether Iranian representatives will be present. The key to Iranian cooperation with world powers on such a regional issue, however, remains the proper implementation of the nuclear deal.

  • vice minister.JPG 2016-09-30 18:20

    Prospect of cultural cooperation between Korea, Iran highly bright

    As the vice minister for culture, sports and tourism of the Republic of Korea, I am going to arrive at Tehran in a few days for the first time in my life with a large cultural delegation. I am eager to see with my own eyes the cradle of human culture and meet the Iranian people who deserve to be praised for their contribution to the humanity achievements, be it literature, philosophy, art, architecture, and many others. And I am also delighted to introduce many aspects of Korean culture to Iranian friends during my stay in Tehran.

  • sadria 2016-09-27 20:33

    ‘Iran is in new season of blooming’

    Iran has adopted realistic regional policies, scholar says

    TEHRAN - Modjtaba Sadria, a university professor, believes that Iran has adopted very “good” and “realistic” regional policies which have protected the country’s peace and stability.