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  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-06-12 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    New Silk Road spearhead of China’s campaign to become great power on world stage: Bianchi

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that “The New Silk Road is the spearhead of China’s campaign to become a great power on the world stage, but its importance is still poorly understood.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-06-10 11:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Justice essential outcome of Islamic system: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, strongly believes that “A major difference between Islam’s theory of justice and most other theories is that Islam is a rules-based religion and a just society emerges if its rules are followed.”

  • Lord John Thomas Alderdice 2018-06-08 11:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    European companies are afraid of U.S. fines: Lord Alderdice

    TEHRAN - Lord John Thomas Alderdice, member of the House of Lords says “The EU can engage in direct talks with Iran to try to ensure that politically and economically Iran’s interests can be maintained and developed, at least in so far as this applies to the EU countries.”

  • steel tariffs 2018-06-02 21:52

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    U.S.-EU economic wrangling may trigger security disputes: expert

    Europe to look for alternative political and economic partners such as China or even Russia.

    Davoud Abbasi, Editor-in-Chief of the Italian radio at IRIB, tells the Tehran Times that the trade war that the U.S. has launched against the European Union may trigger “security” disputes in the long-run if the sides fail to reach a compromise.

  • Volker Türk 2018-05-29 19:39

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global refugee compact to mobilize support for protracted refugee situation in Iran: commissioner

    Global refugee compact will mobilize support for protracted refugee situation in Iran, UN Refugee Agency, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, told the Tehran Times on Monday.

  • Volker Turk, the UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection 2018-05-29 00:09

    UNHCR: More credit warranted for Iran’s hosting of refugees

    TEHRAN - Volker Turk, the UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, believes that Iran has not received enough recognition for hosting refugees for the past 40 years.

  • Dogu Perinçek 2018-05-28 11:28

    By Morteza Karimi

    Turkey’s presidential hopeful says he would invite Assad to Ankara

    TEHRAN– Dogu Perinçek, the candidate in the upcoming presidential election of Turkey, told Mehr News in an interview that he sees no barrier in expanding ties between Turkey and Syria, to the point that he would invite Pres. Assad to Ankara should he become the next Turkish president.

  • Poland 2018-05-25 19:45

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Iran, Poland have potential to benefit from complementary markets: envoy

    TEHRAN- Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jaroslaw Marcin Domanski believes that Iran and Poland have complementary markets and strong potentials to strengthen mutual economic relations.

  • nephew 2018-05-23 11:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    There are various means for EU to undermine U.S. sanctions: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “There are various means for the EU to undermine U.S. sanctions and thereby provide assurance to business, but they require a confrontation with Iran.”

  • Khaghani-Cook 2018-05-22 21:31

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Gas first – energy for peace

    When history is written, then President Trump's decision on 8th May to abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran may well be seen as a historic turning point.

  • Marc Finaud 2018-05-21 10:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU has legal tools to protect its companies from U.S. sanctions: Former French diplomat

    TEHRAN - France Former spokesman of Foreign Ministry says that “EU has stated its firm intention to continue applying the JCPOA and keeping sanctions on Iran removed.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-05-19 10:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU is likely to stick to JCPOA: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that European Union is likely to stick to the JCPOA.”

  • Entessar 2018-05-18 10:39

    By Payman Yazdani

    EU too weak to challenge U.S. hegemony: Prof. Entessar

    TEHRAN - Chair of Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama believe the EU is too weak politically to challenge America's global hegemony even if it decides to do so.

  • Matthew Bunn 2018-05-15 10:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump’s decision foolish and damaging: Matthew Bunn

    TEHRAN - Matthew Bunn, a specialist in nuclear security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, believes that “Despite President Trump’s foolish and damaging decision, I believe it would be in Iran’s national interest to stay in a deal with the “P4+1”.”

  • Jokar 2018-05-11 21:10

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Expert: Non-European trade partners better for Iran

    TEHRAN - European countries have been looking to increase trade ties with Iran since the 5+1 countries and Iran struck a nuclear deal according to which Tehran agreed to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for termination of most economic sanctions.

  • Pertamina 2018-05-08 21:34

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Indonesia’s Pertamina considers Iran a priority in region

    TEHRAN - Indonesia’s state-run oil and gas company Pertamina sees cooperation with Iran as a priority for its activities in the region, Junizar Harman Dipodiwirjo, a field manager at Pertamina, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Eremenko 2018-05-08 21:30

    UEC ready to provide flexible financing schemes for Iran

    TEHRAN - United Engine Corporation (UEC) is ready to provide “flexible financing schemes” for the sale of its products to Iran, UEC deputy marketing chief Sergei Eremenko tells the Tehran Times.

  • Matthew Bunn 2018-05-08 14:51

    By Javad Heirannia

    Pull out of JCPOA serious mistake for security of U.S.: Matthew Bunn

    TEHRAN - Matthew Bunn, a specialist in nuclear security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, believes that “There is still a chance that President Trump will decide to stay in the deal for a time, but it is more probable than not that he will pull out of the agreement and reimpose U.S. nuclear sanctions.”

  • Paul-Pillar.jpg 2018-05-06 10:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    Netanyahu relying on confusion and ignorance about JCPOA: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “Netanyahu is relying on confusion and ignorance about the JCPOA.”

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-04-30 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula is step-by-step process: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says that it will have to be a long step-by-step process to denuclearization Korean Peninsula including other agreements that accomplish mutual confidence building.

  • Korean ambassador 2018-04-29 09:24

    By Mohammad Homaeifar

    Iran much bigger country than you think, Korean ambassador tells Iranians

    ‘Iran is one of the strategic countries shaping the world’s politics.’

    TEHRAN - In an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times, South Korea’s outgoing ambassador says, “One thing I would like to tell my fellow Iranians is that Iranians shall know that Iran is a much bigger country than you think.”

  • Kristina Radej, the Slovenian ambassador to Tehran 2018-04-26 07:24

    Slovenia doing its best to keep JCPOA ‘alive’: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Kristina Radej, the Slovenian ambassador to Tehran, says Slovenia along with European Union are doing their “best” to keep the nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, “alive”.

  • Hanna Slak 2018-04-25 19:01

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Slovenian director Hanna Slak promotes “The Miner” at Fajr 

    TEHRAN – Slovenian filmmaker Hanna Slak is currently in Tehran to promote her latest movie “The Miner” (“Rudar”) at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival.

  •  Mehdi Zare 2018-04-24 16:13

    Seismologist blames accumulated seismic energy for frequent quakes in Iran

    TEHRAN - A renowned Iranian seismologist says the frequent jolts across Iran over the past few months are the result of a compensation for the “accumulated seismic energy” in the form of natural consecutive seismic events.

  • Entessar 2018-04-10 09:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    Pompeo, Bolton to present challenge to Iran's foreign policy: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Professor Entessar is of this opinion that the Pompeo-Bolton team will present the most significant challenge to Iran's foreign policy in more than 30 years.

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-04-09 10:40

    By Payman Yazdani

    Prof. Zonis: Trump’s tariff policy global effect to be less than expected

    TEHRAN - Professor Marvin Zonis believes that due to many tariff exceptions to be offered to other countries by Trump administration the overall effect of his decision on global economy will be less than expected.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-04-04 11:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    JCPOA future is very limited: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “Bolton and Pompeo are both much more hawkish.”

  • Stephen Lendman 2018-04-03 09:45

    By Javad Heirannia

    Bolton wants JCPOA abandoned: Lendman

    TEHRAN- U.S. columnist Stephen Lendman says that “Bolton wants the JCPOA abandoned, I believe a key reason why he was appointed.” 

  • Stefan Scholz,Vienna’s ambassador to Tehran 2018-04-02 15:15

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Noruz festivities signify peace and cheerful togetherness

    The gentle spring breeze reminds us of the green, blooming and refreshing first season of the year and of course Noruz holidays.

  • Robert David Steele 2018-03-26 20:46

    By Javad Heirannia

    Former CIA Officer Evaluates Changes In Trump’s National Security Team

    TEHRAN, Mar. 26 (MNA) –Robert David Steele, the former CIA clandestine operations officer, tells “John Bolton, apart from being a corrupt and very stupid man in the pockets of the Zionists, is now — according to Larry Flynt — an alledged swinger, rapist, and pedophile.”