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  • Mehdi Aker 2017-08-23 11:14

    By Payman Yazdani 

    Referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan will not be helpful: Turkey’s AKP deputy chief  

    TEHRAN - M. Mehdi Aker, the deputy chief of the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), is of the opinion that a decision by the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum will not solve any problems.

  • صهیونیستها مسجدالاقصی 2017-08-20 21:03

    By Jalal Heirannia

    The world does well to remember gift of Islam to civilization: philosopher

    TEHRAN – Charles Taliaferro, a professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College, tells the Tehran Times that “the world does well to remember the gift of Islam to civilization, culture, education, and to stand against acts that violate the greatness and beauty of Islamic teaching, practice, and architecture.”

  • داریل کیمبال 2017-08-15 13:40

    By Javad Heirannia

    Kimball lauds Iran’s role in adopting treaty to ban nuclear arms

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, praises Iran for playing a major role in approving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the United Nations. 

  • سناتور جان مک کین 2017-08-08 15:06

    By Javad Heirannia

    McCain: U.S. has been strengthening Israel and Arabs against Iran 

    TEHRAN - John McCain, the Republic senator from Arizona, says since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 the United States has been seeking to “contain” Iran for what he calls Tehran’s “threatening actions and malign influence”.

  • افشین شاهی 2017-08-07 16:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    It’s very hard to foresee unpredictable Trump’s policy toward Qatar: expert  

    TEHRAN - A senior lecturer in international relations and Middle East politics says since Donald Trump “is unpredictable it is very hard to foresee” what policies Washington will adopt toward Qatar in the future.

  • Matthew Bunn 2017-07-30 10:40

    By M.A. Saki 

    Nuclear security expert doubts UN treaty can lead to disarmament 

    TEHRAN – 122 countries at the UN voted last July in a favor of a treaty that bans nuclear bombs, a move that a specialist in nuclear security believes would not work.

  • Riza Hakan Tekin 2017-07-26 12:35

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Negar Asadi

    Neighbors should prioritize unifying topics: Turkish envoy

    TEHRAN – “It is high time regional countries focused on things that unite us rather than divide us,” the Turkish ambassador to Iran told The Tehran Times on Tuesday.

  • Nazim Dabbagh 2017-07-19 08:04

    By: Mehdi Sepahvand

    Kurdistan Region cognizant of neighbors’ security concerns

    Exclusive – The Tehran Times recently sat for an interview with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Iran Nazim Dabbagh.

  • railway 2017-07-17 09:08

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Rail reform plan seeks improved efficiency

    TEHRAN- Railways used to account for the major part of transportation in the world for many years, until decline in demand for railway transportation in the countries throughout the globe set the railways thinking about making some kind of transformation and reform in their structures. Germany, Britain and France were among pioneers in this regard. They embarked on reforms during 1990s.

  • iran EU 2017-07-09 20:15

    By Ali Kushki and M.A.saki

    Iran-EU economies complementary, ties speeding up: Foreign Ministry 

    Exclusive – Iran and the European Union can make good trade partners as their economics are “complementary”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi says. 

  • Bahram Qassemi 2017-07-05 10:15

    By M.A. Saki & Ali Kushki

    Saudis’ fear of Iran is delusional  

    Iran: Our goal is cooperation, not hegemony

    Exclusive – Saudi Arabia is under illusion in seeing Iran as a threat, the Foreign Ministry spokesman insisted in an hour-long interview with The Tehran Times.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-07-03 10:01

    By M.A. Saki

    S. Arabia pursuing hysterical gunboat diplomacy: scholar 

    There is no breathing room for strategic thinking in Saudi Kingdom, Arshin Adib-Moghaddam says

    TEHRAN – A professor of global thought and comparative philosophies tells the Tehran Times that “Saudi Arabia pursues a form of hysterical gunboat diplomacy that is the outgrowth of an anxious state.”

  • ریچارد نیفو 2017-06-29 10:04

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran intended to show military power by firing missiles at ISIL: Richard Nephew 

    TEHRAN – By firing missiles at ISIS positions in Syria on June 18, Iran intended to show its military power to countries inside and outside the region, says Richard Nephew who worked on Iran sanctions issues for the Obama administration.

  • فرهنگ جهانپور 2017-06-26 03:06

    Iran, Turkey, Egypt must save Mideast from chaos and destruction: professor 

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on the Middle East in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, tells the Tehran Times that Iran, Egypt and Turkey must set aside their differences in order save the the region from “chaos and destruction”.

  • حسین عسکری مشاور ملک عبدالله 2017-06-24 20:48

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mohammed bin Salman’s promotion is end of harmony within al-Saud tribe: expert

    TEHRAN - Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who teaches international business at George Washington University, says the promotion of Prince Mohammed bin Salman by his father King Salman to the rank of crown prince marks the end of “harmony within the al-Saud tribe”.

  • Iraqi embassador 2017-06-21 14:13

    by Zahra Khezri

    Iran’s support for Iraq is support for intl. community: ambassador

    TEHRAN - In an exclusive interview with The Tehran Times, Baghdad’s ambassador to Tehran says the Iraqi government appreciates Iran’s stance on the region, noting that the Islamic Republic’s help to Iraq in the fight against Daesh is in fact support for the international community.

  • اندی استوری 2017-06-20 12:44

    By Vahid Pourtajrishi

    S. Arabia is main sponsor of global terrorism: Irish sociologist

    TEHRAN – An Irish professor of political sociology says Saudi Arabia’s support for terrorism in the Middle East and the larger world is unquestionable.

  • سائوراب کومار سفیر هند در ایران 2017-06-18 13:14

    By Banafshee Esmaeili

    Technology has opened new ways to transfer Iranian gas to India: diplomat   

    TEHRAN – The Indian ambassador to Tehran says new technologies have provided new opportunities for transfer of Iranian gas to India.

  • جنگ یمن 2017-06-17 11:11

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Yemen:  All but forgotten in the West

    The raging Saudi-imposed, U.S.-backed war continues amid a backdrop of U.S. president Donald Trump’s recent visit to the Arabian Peninsula.  While the Potomac potentate amused himself dancing with swords alongside the Riyadh royals, the oppressed people of Yemen continued to suffer under a siege launched in March 2015 by the self-proclaimed guardians of the Two Sacred Mosques. 

  • gilehboom 2017-06-14 10:17

    BY Setareh Behroozi

    Live a green life far from the madding crowd!

    The couple Mahin Shamsikhani and Khosro Mahin-Roosta with their friend Shiva Shamshiri live a different kind of life. Although they are both engineering graduates from Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, they are now running an eco-lodge in a village in northern Iran.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-06-12 10:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    Scholar urges Iran to launch ‘Ramadan diplomatic offensive’ in Qatar row 

    TEHRAN - A professor of global thought and comparative philosophies says he thinks it is “essential” for Iran to launch a “Ramadan diplomatic offensive” to lessen the effects of the blockade on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and some other Persian Gulf Arab states and to “signal to Qatar full humanitarian and diplomatic support”.

  • حسین عسکری مشاور ملک عبدالله 2017-06-08 03:11

    S. Arabia doing what Saddam did to Kuwait: George Washington University professor

    TEHRAN - An expert on Saudi Arabia is of the opinion that the Saudi kingdom “is doing what Saddam Hussein did to Kuwait” in 1990 but the only difference is that “the Al-Sauds want to take over Qatar with U.S. support.”

  • پرورش دهنده کروکودیل 2017-06-06 10:18

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Iranian female crocodile farmer calls for support

    TEHRAN – Mojgan Roostaei is the only Iranian female entrepreneur who works on crocodile breeding in the country.

  • pejman azadi 2017-05-24 09:02

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Don’t neglect the power of flowers: academic

    TEHRAN – Keeping flowers and plants in home has psychological benefits, Pejman Azadi, president of the Iranian Society for Ornamental Plants said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • حسین عسکری مشاور ملک عبدالله 2017-05-22 21:36

    By Javad Heirannia

    Fear of internal turmoil prompting Al-Sauds to buy huge arms from U.S.: professor 

    TEHRAN - A George Washington University professor says Saudi Arabia is buying huge consignments of arms from the U.S. with the intention to use them against its own people because the rulers in Riyadh are mostly concerned about turmoil at home.

  • فرهنگ جهانپور 2017-05-19 22:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudi Arabia has started policy of getting closer to America: professor

    TEHRAN – Professor Farhang Jahanpour, a former senior research fellow at Harvard University, says President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is not a sign that the kingdom is important in “global politics.”

  • France in Iran Oil Show 2017-05-11 19:08

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    PÔLE AVENIA considers Iran ‘a market for future’

    TEHRAN - French governmental cluster PÔLE AVENIA considers Iran a market for the future of its companies, its general manager Jérôme Porfirio told the Tehran Times in the 22nd International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran (Iran Oil Show 2017). The exhibition was held at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds from May 6 to 9.

  • mostafa rahmandoost 2017-05-09 18:04

    By Setareh Behroozi

    ‘You invited your child to your home, so be a perfect host!’

    Parents invite their children to their home so they should spend time with them and be patient toward them, the Iranian renowned children author Mostafa Rahmandoost said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Sara Maria Chellini 2017-05-08 20:05

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Guerra Edizioni exec calls Tehran book fair big chance for Italian publishers 

    TEHRAN -- Sara Maria Chellini, managing director of Guerra Edizioni, a Perugia-based publisher of materials for learning Italian as a foreign language, has called the Tehran International Book Fair a big chance for Italian publishers.

  • Nasser Fakouhi 2017-05-02 17:26

    By Setareh Behroozi

    From local to global: The way social networks change our lifestyle

    All kinds of applications and social networks including Facebook, Telegram and Instagram change our lives in a way that we must pass from a local point of view to a global one, said Nasser Fakouhi, professor of anthropology at the University of Tehran, in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.