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  • Olli Heinonen 2017-12-13 09:59

    By Javad Heirannia

    Section T permits Iran work on non-nuclear weapon applications of detonators: Heinonen

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that “According to Section T Iran is permitted to work on non-nuclear weapon applications of detonators, which find their use for example in the oil-industry. In order to do so, Tehran has to request permission from the Joint Commission (JC).”

  •  Omid Shokri Kalehsar 2017-12-09 09:30

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran could be an option for EU to diversify gas sources: expert

    TEHRAN _ Referring to Iran’s gas export barriers, Senior Energy Security Analyst, Omid Shokri Kalehsar believes Iran could be an option for EU to diversify its gas supplying sources. 

  • Daryl Kimball 2017-12-04 10:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. should respect its nuclear sanctions relief commitments: Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, is the opinion that “all parties must continue to respect their JCPOA commitments.”

  • An endeavor to overcome stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS 2017-12-04 08:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    An endeavor to overcome stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS

    TEHRAN — Removing the stigma attached to the HIV/AIDS is what the society must pursue in order to break barriers to successful HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

  •  Levan Dzhagaryan, Moscow’s ambassador to Tehran 2017-12-03 09:49

    By Negar Asadi

    By war on Daesh Iran proved it’s against terrorism: Russian diplomat

    TEHRAN - Levan Dzhagaryan, Moscow’s ambassador to Tehran, says that defeat of Daesh in Syria and Iraq sent a “positive image” of Iran to the world and proved that the Islamic republic is against terrorism.

  • Mark Fitzpatrick 2017-12-02 10:15

    By Javad Heirannia

    Amano's position is different from Nikki Haley: Fitzpatrick

    TEHRAN - Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), says that “Amano's position remains different from that of Amb Haley.  She wants the IAEA to seek access to military sites whether or not there is any reason for suspicion.”

  • بازدید سفیر آلمان از خبرگزاری مهر 2017-11-29 09:07

    Exclusive Interview

    Non-nuclear concerns should not undermine JCPOA: German ambassador

    TEHRAN – Germany will continue to make it clear that concerns about nonnuclear issues should not be used as pretext to jeopardize the Iran deal, aka the JCPOA, Germany’s ambassador to Tehran says in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Nuray Mert 2017-11-25 09:47

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. failed to fulfill its aims in Mid-East: Turkish expert

    TEHRAN _ Professor of political science, Istanbul University Nuray Mert, believes the U.S. and its allies failed to fulfill their regional aims to disintegrate Middle East. 

  • شیرین هانتر 2017-11-22 10:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudis are treating Hariri with scorn and like a lackey: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “It is quite obvious that Hariri has resigned because of Saudi Pressure. Hariri, like his father Rafiq, is close to Saudi Arabia, and the family made their fortune there.”

  •  Filip Kovacevic 2017-11-21 10:40

    By Payman Yazdani

    NATO ‘a paper tiger for member states’ divisions, Putin acts: expert

    TEHRAN _ Filip Kovacevic, professor of geopolitics says at this particular time NATO is a paper tiger because of member states’ internal divisions and Putin’s acts to end Russia’s geopolitical humiliation.

  • Nasser Abu Sharif 2017-11-19 12:06

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Israel is unbridled regime: Islamic Jihad rep.

    TEHRAN - Representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Tehran says “the Zionist regime is formed on the basis of a violation of human rights backed by the world's greatest powers.”

  • Tim Anderson 2017-11-13 20:58

    by Zahra Sadat khezri

    Syria war intended to divide, weaken independent nations: Sydney University’s Anderson

    Tim Anderson says ‘Washington has not yet found a way to accept defeat’ in Syria

    Tim Anderson, a senior lecturer in political economy at the University of Sydney, believes that the war on Syria was intended to weaken and divide independent countries in the region.

  • Thomas W. Lippman 2017-11-13 10:35

    By Payman Yazdani

    Saudi’s policy totally failed in Syria, not successful in Yemen: U.S. expert 

    TEHRAN _ Expert on Saudi Arabia in the Middle East Institute Thomas W. Lippman, believes Saudi’s policy in Syria has totally failed and has not been successful in Yemen so far.

  • Hamid Karzai 2017-11-11 09:05

    Karzai calls on regional countries to be vigilant against U.S. conspiracies 

    KABUL _ Regional countries should be vigilant against conspiracies of U.S. government which is seeking to spread sow of discord in the region. 

  • Salah Fahs 2017-11-07 09:15

    By Zahra Khezri

    Iran self-sufficiency rooted in sanctions: Amal Movement rep.

    Salah Fahs, the representative of the Lebanese Amal Movement in Tehran, believes that Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran in the 1980s - known as the imposed war - and the United States’ sanctions against Iran are the sources of Iran’s strength today in the region.

  • ‘Media should broaden outlook towards handicrafts’ 2017-11-05 08:21

    By Afshin Majlesi

    ‘Media should broaden outlook towards handicrafts’

    A senior official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization urges media to assume an extended role in promoting the “proper usage” of national handicrafts.

  • Gholamreza Asghari 2017-11-04 20:05

    ‘Food comes first’, says Iran’s FDA director

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assigns a high priority to food rather than drugs, said the newly appointed director of Food and Drug Administration.

  • Sattar Mahmoudi 2017-11-03 20:30

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran on verge of becoming electricity hub in region

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Sattar Mahmoudi said Iran aims to become an official power hub in the region as it is playing a crucial role in supplying electricity to its neighbors and beyond.

  • South Korean Ambassador Kim Seung-ho attends an interview with the Tehran Times at the 23rd Press Exhibition in Tehran on October 29, 2017. 2017-10-29 18:53

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Korean ambassador: home ready to host Iranian art exhibits

    TEHRAN – South Korean Ambassador Kim Seung-ho said on Sunday that he would eagerly welcome any offer from Iranian artists to showcase their works in exhibitions at his residence in Tehran.

  •  Ehsan Shariati 2017-10-25 10:03

    By Sara Faraji & Somaye Rezaei

    Shariati was intellectually open to all religious and ideological horizons

    The late Dr. Ali Shariati is one of the most significant and influential intellectuals of the contemporary era in Iran. Even though many summits and conferences are still being held on Ali Shariati, nowadays it seems that his legacy is not used to its fullest in the scientific and intellectual assemblies and only some of his quotes and sayings are mentioned in social contexts. 

  • Shen Dingli 2017-10-24 21:26

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Trump has already upset allies: Chinese professor

    TEHRAN - A Chinese university professor believes that the Trump administration has already has “upset” Washington’s allies and set a “bad precedent” by withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

  • Negar Gerami,WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran/ Photo by Majid Hamed Haqdoust, Tehran Times 2017-10-18 11:21

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘WFP aims to ensure food security by innovative means’

    TEHRAN — The World Food Program (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

  • UNHCR rep 2017-10-17 08:37

    By Marjan Golpira

    Iran set global precedent by opening refugees’ access to healthcare: UNHCR rep.

    TEHRAN - In his recent interview with the Tehran Times, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran has praised Iran for providing very affordable healthcare services for refugees.

  • Volker Perthes 2017-10-16 20:10

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Germany, EU have realized they must rely on themselves for security: SWP chief

    Volker Perthes says Germany does not try to personalize its foreign relations

    TEHRAN - Volker Perthes, director of the Berlin-based Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - SWP), says Germany and other European Union members have realized that they must be more self-reliant to protect their security.

  • Paul Pillar 2017-10-10 21:21

    by Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Neither Trump nor Kim currently seeking war: ex-senior CIA official

    Paul Pillar says North Korea is unlikely ever to give up nuclear weapons as a deterrent against armed attack

    TEHRAN – A former senior U.S. intelligence official believes that neither U.S. President Donald Trump nor North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are now looking for a war.

  • Thomas Berger 2017-10-08 09:55

    by Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Sanctions alone won't get North Korea to give up nuclear arms: Boston professor

    TEHRAN - A professor of international relations from Boston University believes that economic sanctions alone will not prompt North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

  • Abbas Ghorbanalibeik 2017-10-07 20:36

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Tehran-Mashhad railway electrification should be first priority

    Abbas Ghorbanalibeik, the first director in the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (known as RAI) appointed in 2006 to initiate railway electrification in the country, believes that the first electrification of railway line from Tehran to Mashhad should be conducted in Iran as soon as possible so that we can expand this system to the other lines after that.

  • Richard Nephew 2017-10-07 11:42

    By Javad Heirannia

    Likely Trump will decline to certify JCPOA: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “I think it is likely that Mr. Trump will decline to certify that the JCPOA is in the U.S. national security interest when he needs to next make that judgment (October 15).”

  • Mehdi Honardoost 2017-10-03 10:47

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran-Pakistan ties on rise but still below expectations: ambassador

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Tehran’s ambassador to Islamabad says ties between Iran and Pakistan are on the rise but still far behind the existing potentials.

  • sadria 2017-09-26 20:34

    By Negar Asadi

    Psychoanalyst: Trump is ‘depressed’

    TEHRAN - A prominent Iranian psychoanalyst says U.S. President Donald Trump is “dangerous” because he has a “lot of power” and is “depressed”.