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  • William O. Beeman 2017-04-30 11:49

    By Javad Heirannia

    Interests, not democracy for human rights, shape U.S. policy: professor

    TEHRAN - Prof. William O. Beeman, head of the anthropology department at the State University of Minnesota, says the United States is mostly concerned about its “strategic interests” and human rights and democracy never concern Washington.

  • Swedish film expert Astrid Hallenstvedt 2017-04-26 18:08

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    Swedish film expert lauds organization of Fajr festival

    TEHRAN – Swedish film expert Astrid Hallenstvedt has praised the organization of the 35th Fajr International Film Festival.

  • Siamak Moreh Sedgh 2017-04-26 09:59

    Ali Kushki

    Tolerance historically practiced in Iran: Jewish lawmaker 

    Anti-Semitism, Zionism ‘identical twins’

    Exclusive – Not like in the Western world where it was belatedly introduced, tolerance has been practiced in the historically multicultural context of Iran, where the Jewish community have been living in peaceful coexistence with other populations for centuries, the Jewish community representative in Majlis (Parliament) says. 

  • Saman Golriz 2017-04-26 09:04

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Cooking is a daily work of art: Chef Saman Golriz

    “One should do cooking with love since it is a daily work of art. Maybe one out of a thousand is a professional painter but most of people do cooking,” Chef Saman Golriz said during an interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Love paves the way, Instagram shows the way 2017-04-19 08:55

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Love paves the way, Instagram shows the way

    Welcome to the world of nice frames and happy life! Instagram mesmerizes visitors with colors and shots. As the most favorite social network in Iran, surfing Instagram is one of the funs Iranians spend their free time with.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2017-04-17 10:20

    By Hossein Amiri

    Murphy refutes idea Trump acted recklessly to alleged gas attack in Syria

    TEHRAN - Richard Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Damascus, rejects the view that Donald Trump reacted hastily and impulsively to alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province on April 4.

  • interview 2017-04-14 20:20

    By Negar Asadi

    U.S. lacks enough power to intervene in Syria: scholar

    TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says that the U.S. does not have the “tools”, “capacities” and “might” to militarily intervene in the Syrian crisis.

  • پل پیلار 2017-04-12 11:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudis eager to develop nuclear program to keep pace with Iran: ex-CIA analyst 

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, says Saudi Arabia has been eager to keep pace with Iran in developing nuclear program.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2017-04-09 14:30

    By Javad Heirannia

    Murphy says S. Arabia has no intention to build nuclear arms

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says he does not believe that Saudi Arabia intends to build nuclear weapons as the Institute for Science and International Security has said Riyadh has accelerated research into nuclear programs to counter Iran. 

  • Farnaz Alavi 2017-04-02 16:56

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Diversification, marketing on post-sanctions agenda: NPC official

    TEHRAN- Given the positive environment created after the lifting of sanctions against Iran, National Petrochemical Company (NPC) has put product diversification and market expansion on its agenda, Farnaz Alavi, the NPC director for planning and development told the Tehran Times in an e-mailed interview.

  • Mark Sedgwick 2017-04-01 09:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    Historian says Bannon is fond of thinkers on radical right

    TEHRAN - Professor Mark Sedgwick, a British/Irish historian,  says Donald Trump’s chief strategisit Steve Bannon “is interested in a whole range of thinkers on the radical right.”

  • William O. Beeman - Cropper 2017-03-30 01:27

    By Javad Heirannia

    Bannon and Miller shape White House policy: anthropologist

    TEHRAN - Prof. William O. Beeman, head of the anthropology department at the State University of Minnesota, believes  that Donld Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior policy advisor  Stephen Miller are “extremly dangerous ideologues” who control the White House.

  • Hossein Askari 2017-03-26 15:32

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump may seek military adventure to consolidate his presidency: professor

    TEHRAN - Hossein Askari, a professor of international business at George Washington University, says Donald Trump may be seeking a military adventure in the Middle East region to “consolidate his presidency”.

  • Bastien Dubois 2017-03-22 11:12

    By Samaneh Aboutalebi

    “Faces from Places” director eager to visit Iran during Noruz

    TEHRAN -- Bastien Dubois, the French director of the 2013 animated TV series “Faces from Places”, one of whose episodes centers on Noruz, has said that he is eager to visit Iran during the ancient celebration of the New Year beginning on the first day of spring.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-03-14 14:28

     By Javad Heirannia

    Iran well advised to forge closer ties with EU: scholar 

    TEHRAN - Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, a professor of global thought and comparative philosophies, believes that Iran must reinforce its relations with the European Union in view of the fact that “Iran and Europe have had a common bond throughout history.”

  • John Limbert 2017-03-12 11:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran has no intention to recreate Persian Empire: John Limbert

    TEHRAN - John Limbert, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, dismisses the view that Iran intends to revive the Persian Empire.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2017-03-11 15:51

    By Javad Heirannia

    China assumed globalization leadership in 1395: Robert Bianchi

    TEHRAN – Professor Robert R. Bianchi, Professor of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), believes that China appeared the frontrunner to “assume the leadership of globalization” in the year 1395, the Persian calendar year falling between March 2016 and March 2017). 

  • Michel Setboun 2017-03-04 10:06

    By Zahra Sadat Khezry

    Setboun: Islamic revolution made me professional photojournalist

    TEHRAN - Michel Setboun is one of the most renowned photojournalists of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, shooting over 45,000 photos. 

  • Charles Taliaferro 2017-03-03 11:41

    By Jalal Heirannia

    Trump’s policies hyperbolic, emotional, alarming:  philosopher 

    TEHRAN – Charles Taliaferro, a professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College, says Donald Trump’s policies are hyperbolic, emotional,  and alarming. 

  • پل پیلار رئیس سابق بخش تحلیل عملیات سازمان اطلاعات مرکزی آمریکا (سیا) و عضو شورای اطلاعات ملی آمریکا 2017-02-28 13:15

    British thinking about Iran won’t primarily be affected by U.S.: security expert

    TEHRAN – A senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University and at the Brookings Institution says "official British thinking about relations with Iran will not primarily be affected by the U.S. administration."

  • Danish minister of taxation 2017-02-20 20:17

    By Marjan Golpira

    Post-sanction Iran a much more interesting market for Danish companies: minister

    TEHRAN – Karsten Lauritzen, a member of the Danish Parliament for the Venstre and Tax Minister of Denmark, sat with the Tehran Times last week for an exclusive interview in which he expressed his country’s wish to invest more in Iran. “After easing of sanctions, Iran has become a much more interesting market for Danish companies.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-02-15 11:55

    By Payman Yazdani

    Europe is well advised to care for its own security: expert

    TEHRAN - A leading scholar believes that NATO is “outdated” and suggests that Europe should care about its own security, especially as Donald Trump, whom he described as “unreliable”, has taken the helm at the White House.

  • Hermidas Bavand 2017-02-14 10:04

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Katya Bohdan, Ali Kushki 

    Iran should not put all eggs in one basket: professor 

    ‘Iran paying dearly for opposing Israel’

    TEHRAN – Iran should not put all its eggs in one basket and it is necessary to establish “good ties” with all countries, says Davoud Hermidas Bavand, a politics professor at the University of Tehran. 

  • Tim Anderson 2017-02-13 10:01

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Mideast policies show Trump doesn’t run Washington: Tim Anderson

    TEHRAN - Professor Tim Anderson, a senior lecturer in political economy at the University of Sydney and the author of The Dirty War on Syria, says following Donald Trump’s inauguration, it quickly became apparent that his words must be taken “with a grain of salt” and that he does not run Washington.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2017-02-10 18:13

    By Javad Heirannia

    It’s strictly unclear that Trump would seek review of JCPOA: Richard Murphy

    Murphy says allies would not join U.S. if Trump abrogates nuclear deal 

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says allies would not join the United States if the Trump administration rescinds the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany, and the European Union.

  • sadria 2017-02-04 10:15

    By Negar Asadi

    Trump’s policies show decline of U.S. hegemony: scholar

    TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says adoption of policies such as visa ban for certain countries by U.S. President Donald Trump indicates the fact that the hegemony of the U.S. is declining.

  • Indian Ambassador to Iran Saurabh Kumar 2017-01-29 09:57

    By Salman Parviz

    India-Iran energy co-op in the pipeline

    TEHRAN – Marking India’s 68th Republic Day a flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the embassy on Thursday. It was followed by a speech by Ambassador Saurabh Kumar. After the ceremonies the Indian envoy talked with the Tehran Times about India-Iran relations.

  • Stephen Lendman 2017-01-24 13:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump will look fool if he pulls out of international nuclear deal: Lendman 

    ‘Trump can’t have better relations with Russia by antagonizing China and Iran’

    TEHRAN- U.S. columnist Stephen Lendman says the new U.S. President Donald Trump will look stupid if he withdraws from the nuclear deal because it is an “international treaty”.

  • Photo by Ada Natoli 2017-01-22 18:49

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dolphins, the most appreciated marine mammals in Persian Gulf

    The dolphins are highly social, intelligent animals. They form close, cooperative “friendships” with each other, and some individuals will even seek out human contact.

  • James Charles Slattery 2017-01-22 13:11

    By Javad Heirannia

    Ex-Congressman sees no major foreign policy shift under Trump

    TEHRAN - Former U.S. Congressman James Charles Slattery says he remains hopeful that there will be no serious changes in U.S. foreign policy under President Donald Trump, who officially took power on Friday.