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  • Hanif Ghaffari Yesterday 10:56

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Today's Europe at a Glance 

    TEHRAN _ Today, news about the developments in Germany has been heavily popularized by Western media. The failure of Angela Merkel to form a coalition with Greens, Social-Christians and Free Democrats has led to political turmoil in Germany and subsequently, in the European Union. Negotiations for the formation of a coalition government in Germany between the two traditional and rival parties in this country, the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats, has resumed.

  • Ghaderi 2017-12-06 21:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Trump’s al-Quds move: A fireball

    The United States President Donald Trump will recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of the U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-12-04 21:09

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Union of Iranians against Washington and Riyadh

    TEHRAN _ In recent months, we have been witnessing the unification of the United States and Saudi Arabia against the regional policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Martin Love  2017-12-04 11:44

    By Martin Love 

    Exceptionalism versus magnanimity

    There is no reasonable justification for citizens anywhere to consider themselves or their country necessarily “exceptional”. When one is talking about particular governments pushing the meme of “exceptionalism” (rather than, say, humility) in some grandiose way, watch out. 

  • Angela Merkel 2017-12-03 10:09

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel's Farewell to her time of power

    TEHRAN _ The Christian Democratic Party of Germany has begun negotiations to form a coalition government with its rival party, the Social Democrats. Many analysts and experts in European affairs agree that the re-emergence of a coalition between rival and traditional German parties will reduce the political power of Angela Merkel in the coming years. Particularly now that both parties disagree on issues such as the asylum seekers' crisis and the way of this country's presence in NATO.

  • Shinzo Abe 2017-12-02 10:48

    By Hiroyasu Kobayashi Japan’s ambassador to Tehran 

    Toward expanding cordial relations between Japan and Iran 

    More than two years have passed since I started my mission in Iran in October 2015. I am pleased to see that Japan and Iran have a steady progress in expanding relations after overcoming a variety of difficulties.

  •  Ehsan Shariati 2017-11-29 09:59

    By Ehsan Shariati

    Shariati and the future of humanities and social sciences

    TEHRAN _ Greetings to the distinguished professors and researchers for their presence and participation here today, particularly to the venerable guests who come from far away, and finally to the conference organizers, who against all odds, embraced the challenge of sponsoring this initiative.

  •  Mehdi Zare 2017-11-28 13:14

    By Mehdi Zare

    Megathrust quake, tusanmi in Iran-Pakistan Makran region lurk around 

    The Makran region in southeastern Iran and southwestern Pakistan is considered the most probable shoreline for a major tsunami. 

  • mousavian 2017-11-25 10:41

    Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    The wrong way to address Iran’s missile program

    In remarks on Oct. 13 when decertifying Iranian compliance with the July 2015 nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump called on Congress to address the “near total silence on Iran’s missile program” and prevent it from “developing an intercontinental ballistic missile.” Congress has since floated bills that would not only impose further sanctions on Iran for its missiles, but would also condition America’s commitment to the nuclear deal on Iran’s missile policies.

  •  Mehdi Zare 2017-11-20 10:02

    By Prof. Mehdi Zare & Farnaz Kamranzad 

    7.3 magnitude quake in Sarepol-e Zahab 

    On November 12, 2017, at 18:18 UTC (21:48 Iran Standard Time), a major earthquake with the moment magnitude of 7.3 occurred in Kermanshah province, western Iran.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-11-19 11:43

    By Mahmood Monshipouri (Prof. of San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley)

    Dangers of cold war between Riyadh and Tehran

    Saudi Arabia's frustrating and catastrophic entanglements in Yemen have spilled over into Lebanon, where the young Saudi prince Mohamed Bin Salam seems fixated on encouraging the Israeli invasion of Lebanon to eradicate Hezbollah’s influence in that country and the region more generally.  It is not unreasonable to assume that this troubling situation is a direct consequence of the encouragement that the Trump administration has in fact given the Saudis. In the wake of the tense political climate in the region, several questions come to mind.  Could all this be related to the US withdrawal from the region?  Does this withdrawal signal a US return to an off-shore balancing strategy, in which the United States provides the necessary military wherewithal to its allies in the region to counter Iran? Is the new leadership in Saudi Arabia emboldened by such a strategy?  

  • The photo depicts the Persian version of "Confess" written by Colleen Hoover(Instagram/Mashhad_ketab) 2017-11-14 11:36

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Develop reading habit amid busy life!

    As a commuter with a pile of chores waiting for you at home, may be you think that there is no time for reading books! But when there is a will, there is a way. Even in a busy life, you can stay a bonafide book reader if you believe in book reading as a must.

  • Nosratollah Tajik 2017-11-11 09:25

    BY Nosratollah Tajik

    Leaked secret cable confirms Israeli-Saudi coordination to provoke war in Mid-East

    Former Ambassador to Jordan, Nosratollah Tajik says Leaked Secret Israeli Zionist regime's Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination to Provoke War in Middle East. 

  • Arbaeen 2017-11-10 10:50

    By Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

    Arbaeen; World's Biggest Pilgrimage

    It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it! Not only does the congregation exceed the number of visitors to Mecca (by a factor of five, in fact), it is more significant than Kumbh Mela, since the latter is only held every third year. In short, Arbaeen dwarfs every other rally on the planet, reaching twenty million last year. That is a staggering %60 of Iraq's entire population, and it is growing year after year.

  • Ambassador of China to Iran 2017-11-07 10:24

    H.E. Mr. PANG SEN Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Iran

    Create new Era Share new Future

    The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was successfully held in Beijing in October. H.E. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered an important report which set forth fundamental policies to guide China’s future development, including deepening the reforms comprehensively, adopting a new vision for development and advancing law-based governance. The CPC’s new leading group was elected and H.E. Xi Jinping was re-elected as General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee for the next five years.

  • Peter Woodard Galbraith 2017-11-05 20:00

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Trump confused about geography and national security strategy: ex-senator

    Peter Woodard Galbraith, a former Democratic senator from Windham County, says Donald Trump is confused about geography as he is about security strategy. In declaring in his new Iran strategy on October 13, Trump used the phrase “Arabian Gulf” rather than “Persian Gulf”.

  • قادری 2017-10-27 13:57

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    London and Paris Playing on the White House Ground

    In his latest remarks, the British Foreign Secretary has emphasized the need to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran. This is while English authorities welcome the change of the JCPOA along with Trump. Johnson recently stated that the British government encourages foreign investment in Iran:

  • saki 2017-10-24 10:45

    By M.A. Saki

    The illusion to align Iraq with Saudis against Iran 

    In the inaugural meeting of the Saudi Arabia-Iraq Coordination Committee in Riyadh on Sunday which Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi had also been invited, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had formulated the illusion to take steps to seal an alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq against Iran.

  • Korean ambassador 2017-10-23 10:27

    Korean Ambassador Seung-ho KIM 

    55th anniversary of Korea-Iran diplomatic relations opens a new era of diversification and mutual understanding 

    23rd October is the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Iran. Series of congratulatory events are lined up both in Tehran and Seoul until the end of this year. 

  • FILE PHOTO -- U.S. President Donald Trump waves as walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, U.S., from the G20 Summit in Hamburg, July 8, 2017. 2017-10-21 20:02

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Trump turns off Iran’s green light to U.S. firms

    Adopting a harsh new approach last week, Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement- known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • 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.