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.
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian
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.
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.
‘Iran is in new season of blooming’
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.
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“For many Iranians, these events reminded them how defenseless they were against foreign aggression, a position that forced Iran to build up a powerful military and defense system.”
By M.A. Saki
Taking advantage of the chaotic situation in Iran following the 1979 revolution, Saddam Hussein launched a massive war on Iran on September 22, 1980, out of the blue.
By Hassan Lasjerdi, Tehran Times editor-in-chief
Did the House of Saud get off scot-free from 9/11?
TEHRAN - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday honored the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11 attacks.
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“Those who have reduced hajj to a religious-tourist trip and have hidden their enmity and malevolence towards the faithful and revolutionary people of Iran under the name of ‘politicizing hajj’, are themselves small and puny satans who tremble for fear of jeopardizing the interests of the Great Satan, the U.S.” —Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei
By Mohammad Pourgholami
Leader of the Islamic Revolution has issued a message on the occasion of Hajj rituals where he has used a Quranic term to describe the ruling Saudi family. The term used is ‘evil progeny,’ rendered in different translations of the verse as ‘accursed tree,’ when it reads “When We said to you, ‘Indeed your Lord comprehends all mankind,’ We did not appoint the vision that We showed you except as a test for the people and the tree cursed in the Qur??n. We deter them, but it only increases them in great rebellion.” (17:60) The verse relates a dream by the Prophet (AS).
By Mehdi Firouzan
Is the source of the belief that Imam Moussa Sadr is still alive an instinct and emotional hunch or is it based on logic and logical thinking?
By: Mehdi Zare
The earthquake of 24 August 2016 in Central Italy with a magnitude of 6.2 which claimed over 290 lives, might be an evidence for the vulnerability of our world in the 21st century.
By Heydar Soheyli Isfahani
Has the final countdown begun to end the conflict?
Russia’s official recognition of Yemen’s “Supreme Political Council”, which is comprised of a coalition between the Ansarullah (Houthi) movement and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress Party, was a major blow to the House of Saud and Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who claims to be the Yemeni president.
By Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran
In today’s world of regional conflict and disaster, more than 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance simply in order to survive.
By Jamshid Parchizadeh
Nowadays specific symbolic days are celebrated in order to increase the awareness of the public to preserve animal species across the globe. In this article, I am going to describe briefly the importance of these symbolic days for the conservation of fauna.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently accused the United States of “obstructing and damaging Iran’s economic relations with other countries” — in spite of the nuclear deal. This was proof, he said, of America’s “lack of commitment” to its promises, making further talks on regional issues a “deadly poison” that Iran must avoid.