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  •  Germany: We don’t let U.S. dictate trade ties with Iran 2018-08-12 21:26

    Germany: We don’t let U.S. dictate trade ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Sunday criticized the U.S. sanctions against Iran, the first set of which came into force last Monday. 

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2018-08-12 15:33

    By Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    How Turkey sees the crisis with the U.S.

    Unilateral actions against Turkey by the United States will undermine American interests and force Turkey to look for other friends and allies.

  • Pakistan 2018-08-12 10:52

    U.S. cuts Pakistani officers from training programs

    TEHRAN - An indication of growing strains between Islamabad and Washington, the U.S. government has reportedly started cutting Pakistani officers from training and educational programs that were a key aspect of Pakistan-U.S. bilateral relations for more than a decade, according to media reports.

  • Iran would only enter talks with U.S. from ‘position of power’: MP 2018-08-11 10:25

    Iran would only enter talks with U.S. from ‘position of power’: MP

    TEHRAN – A member of the Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said the U.S. has adopted a “hostile policy” toward Iran and basically “there is no ground for talks with the Americans”, however if the Islamic Republic decides to enter talks with the U.S., it will do so from a “position of power”.

  • U.S. Iran sanctions ‘absolutely destructive’, Russia warns 2018-08-11 10:24

    U.S. Iran sanctions ‘absolutely destructive’, Russia warns

    TEHRAN – Russia has criticized the U.S. for re-imposing unilateral sanctions against Tehran after exiting the 2015 nuclear deal, describing it as a “destructive step” that could destabilize the already-volatile Middle East.

  • Iranian diplomat: U.S. punishing world for respecting UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal 2018-08-10 21:06

    Iranian diplomat: U.S. punishing world for respecting UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal

    Writing an article in The Guardian on Wednesday, Iran’s ambassador to the UN says for the first time in the history of the UN, the United States is engaging in penalizing nations across the entire world for abiding by a Security Council resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Talks under ‘irrational conditions’ totally unacceptable: cleric 2018-08-10 21:04

    Talks under ‘irrational conditions’ totally unacceptable: cleric

    TEHRAN – The interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran has said the Islamic Republic will by no means accede to any negotiation with the U.S. under the “irrational conditions” set out by the White House. 

  • Iraq to stop trading with Iran in U.S. dollars 2018-08-10 21:03

    Iraq to stop trading with Iran in U.S. dollars

    TEHRAN – Iraq will have to stop using the U.S. dollar in its financial transactions with Iran due to Washington’s sanctions against Tehran, Iraqi government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi told Sputnik on Thursday.

  • Pyongyang hails growing ties with Tehran amid U.S. pressure 2018-08-10 21:03

    Pyongyang hails growing ties with Tehran amid U.S. pressure

    TEHRAN – North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho on Thursday voiced his country’s satisfaction with the growing relations with Iran amid U.S. economic pressure on both countries, Press TV reported.

  • Taliban 2018-08-09 12:49

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Talks’ between Taliban and U.S. an exercise in futility

    If reports in the Afghan and international media are to be believed, the first round of ‘preliminary talks’ between the U.S. and the Taliban were held last week in Doha.

  • U.S. airstrike kills dozen Afghan security forces 2018-08-09 12:42

    U.S. airstrike kills dozen Afghan security forces

    At least a dozen Afghan security forces were killed in a U.S. airstrike during intense fighting with the Taliban at the outskirts of Kabul, Afghan officials said on Tuesday, reviving debate over the accuracy of U.S. airstrikes in the war-ravaged country.

  • Perils could actually herald positive change 2018-08-09 12:40

    By Martin Love

    Perils could actually herald positive change

    NORTH CAROLINA - Sometimes, more often than not, I write against the U.S. as it was and as it has been since. I was born right after Fat Man and Little Boy were thrown at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The public was told these two crimes against Japanese civilians, when Japan was already prepared to surrender, saved lives and shortened World War 2. It did neither. The war was already won in the Pacific The U.S. in fact was sending a message to the USSR, which more than any country had defeated Nazi Germany: “Look what we can do to you if you don’t behave.” Hundreds of thousands of Japanese perished to deliver what amounted, at bottom, to a threat to the USSR. And since then?

  • Hatami: 12 years of talks breached by ‘Great Satan’ 2018-08-09 10:54

    Hatami: 12 years of talks breached by ‘Great Satan’

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Wednesday shrugged off U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for direct talks with Iran, reasoning that 12 years of nuclear negotiations which finally led to the 2015 nuclear pact was breached by “the Great Satan”.

  • Iraq’s Ammar Hakim urges support for Iran in face of U.S. sanctions 2018-08-09 10:38

    Iraq’s Ammar Hakim urges support for Iran in face of U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Iraqi National Wisdom Movement, reacted on Wednesday to U.S. sanctions move on the Islamic Republic, calling for all-out efforts to help Iran in the face of U.S. pressure, Tasnim reported.

  • ICJ to rule in favor of Iran if not pressed by U.S.: attorney 2018-08-09 10:31

    ICJ to rule in favor of Iran if not pressed by U.S.: attorney

    TEHRAN – An attorney has lauded Tehran’s move to file a complaint against the United States for restoration of sanctions against Iran, saying if the International Court of Justice does not come under pressure by the U.S., it will rule in favor of Iran, ISNA reported.

  • Kovacevic
2018-08-08 12:08

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. is after regime change in Iran for its strategic goals in Central Asia: Kovacevic

    TEHRAN - Prof. Kovacevic is of the view that the U.S. is after a U.S.-friendly regime in Iran for its long term strategic goals in Central Asia to stop Chinese One road, one belt initiative.

  • Sanctions can help boost economy: Larijani 2018-08-08 10:13

    Sanctions can help boost economy: Larijani

    TEHRAN – In a speech late on Monday, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani described Washington’s new sanctions against Tehran as an opportunity which can help “an internal renovation of the country’s economy”.

  • rand 2018-08-08 09:38

    By staff and agency

    RAND: U.S. is isolated on Iran

    Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation, says the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran has made the U.S. “isolated”.

  •  James Charles Slattery 2018-08-07 13:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran and U.S. can find a win-win solution: Former congressman

    TEHRAN - Former U.S. Congressman, James Charles Slattery, says President Trump may be looking for a way to re-engage Iran and solve some of his concerns about the JCPOA and then reengage the diplomatic process.

  • Zarif on sanctions: ‘U.S. hypocrisy knows no bounds’ 2018-08-07 13:52

    Zarif on sanctions: ‘U.S. hypocrisy knows no bounds’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday night censured the new U.S. sanctions which target ordinary Iranians, saying “U.S. hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

  • Trump - Obama 2018-08-07 12:31

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    A Contemplation on Obama's Campaign against Trump

    Recently, the name of former U.S. President, Barack Obama, is repeatedly heard in American political circles. While guiding and managing the Democrat's electoral campaign in the upcoming congress election, Obama intends to prepare the ground for Trump's defeat in the presidential elections of 2020.

  •  Ryan Costello 2018-08-07 12:05

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump has done everything to discourage negotiation with Iran: Costello

    TEHRAN - Ryan Costello says a great deal of trust was broken when Trump decided to fully withdraw from the JCPOA and snap back sanctions.

  • Zarif: Trump, MBS, Netanyahu ‘are symbols of mistrust, violence, suppression’ 2018-08-06 20:25

    Price volatility is result of psychological warfare on Iran, FM Zarif notes

    Zarif: Trump, MBS, Netanyahu ‘are symbols of mistrust, violence, suppression’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that those who violate international agreements, easily infringe on the rights of the Palestinian people, and take the prime minister of another country hostage are the symbols of “mistrust, violence and suppression” in the world.

  • Simon McDonald 2018-08-06 10:00

    JCPOA still ‘robust’ despite U.S. exit: UK diplomat

    TEHRAN – The permanent under-secretary at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office believes that the Iran nuclear deal is still “robust”, notwithstanding U.S. efforts to scrap it.

  • trump 2018-08-06 09:55

    Trump says talks are up to Iranians

    TEHRAN – U.S. President Donald Trump, who unilaterally withdrew Washington from the UN-endorsed 2015 nuclear agreement in May, said on Saturday that holding talks with Tehran is up to the Iranians.

  • Iranian politician calls for immediate EU action as U.S. sanctions loom 2018-08-05 21:05

    Iranian politician calls for immediate EU action as U.S. sanctions loom

    TEHRAN – An Iranian politician has called on the European Union to take an outright measure before imposition of the new U.S. sanctions if it is really willing to make up for the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

  •  Energy 2018-08-05 11:47

    By Chris Cook

    An Energy Revolution

    It's time for Iran to get real in dealing with current financial crisis. By this I mean Iran needs real world solutions enabling access to global markets in the face of U.S. financial sanctions: solutions for rebuilding Iran's domestic economy using Iranian resources as far as possible may then follow.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-08-05 11:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is unlikely to succeed: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that if you look at the members of Arab NATO, “it is the ‘usual suspects’ of the Persian Gulf—Saudi Arabia and the UAE plus Saudi Arabia’s tag along that is Bahrain—plus the two mercenaries of the region—Egypt and Jordan whose military are at the service of anyone who can pay and who rely on financial handouts. It is not an effective grouping of countries. Instead it is a military mishmash supported by the United States and Israel.”

  • Iran-India 2018/08/05

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    What should be India’s priority: Energy security or ‘America first’?

    TEHRAN - Although no final decision has been taken yet by New Delhi, speculation is rife that oil imports from Iran could slow down from August when some U.S. sanctions against Tehran take effect. However, for now, there is reason to cheer for those want to see India stand its ground and refuse to buckle under the U.S. pressure.

  • India-China 2018-08-05 10:45

    India, China set to impose higher tariffs on U.S. products

    TEHRAN - As the trade war between the U.S. and the rest intensifies, the two economic bulwarks of Asia, India and China, are all set to impose higher tariffs on some goods imported from the United States.