• Richard Nephew 2018-08-04 15:11

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump thinks trough meeting with Rouhani can solve all U.S. problems with Iran: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that Trump believes that “if he met with Rouhani, he could solve all U.S. problems with Iran.”

  • Martin Love 2018-08-04 15:03

    By Martin Love

    Iran may need reforms, but U.S. aims are absurdly regressive

    Reports are rampant in the Western media about protests in Iran against the plummeting value of the currency and other economic ills. The same is happening or has happened in many other countries: Venezuela, Turkey, Argentina, to name just three. The U.S. dollar has been strong of late. Even the Chinese yuan has been weak, but this is partly intentional to offset the threat of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods and services.

  • ‘U.S. fears costs of war with Iran’ 2018-08-04 10:04

    ‘U.S. fears costs of war with Iran’

    TEHRAN – Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has said the U.S. leaders do not have a specific strategy for a war against Iran since they fear the costs of such war.

  • Rezaee: U.S. to lose dignity if Trump’s sanctions, tariffs fail 2018-08-03 20:59

    Rezaee: U.S. to lose dignity if Trump’s sanctions, tariffs fail

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said on Friday should U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions and tariffs moves prove fruitless, the U.S. would lose the very little dignity it has left in the world.

  • Professor Khawar Qureshi QC 2018-08-03 13:20

    By Professor Khawar Qureshi QC, McNair Chambers international lawyers

    Iran versus U.S. at the ICJ

    On 16 July 2018 Iran instituted proceedings against the United States of America before the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ”) following the decision of the United State to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and impose sanctions and restrictive measures targeting Iran and its nationals, and Iranian companies, a step criticized by the other parties to the Plan.

  • North Korea and U.S. 2018-08-03 12:52

    By M.H. Goodarzi

    There is no dead end in politics

    TEHRAN - Less than a year ago, the political and verbal tensions between the United States and North Korea peaked. At that time, Pyongyang, with its nuclear and missile tests, made the smell of the war reach the U.S. allies in East Asia (Japan and South Korea), and it was possible at any moment that a mistake by the United States and its allies and North Korea would trigger a full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula. A war that, according to some experts, could trigger the beginning of World War III in view of a possible involvement of China and Russia.

  • China 2018-08-02 12:17

    U.S. warns IMF against bailout for Pakistan that pays off China

    TEHRAN -The battle-lines are drawn between Pakistan and the United States once again, this time over the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout that Islamabad is likely to seek in coming weeks. The U.S. has warned that it will oppose any IMF bailout that helps China, Pakistan’s new all-weather ally.

  • White House: U.S. trying to put more pressure on Iran 2018-08-02 10:47

    White House: U.S. trying to put more pressure on Iran

    TEHRAN – White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said on Tuesday that the U.S. government have “ramped up sanctions on Iran, and we’ve bolstered some of our partnerships to try and put more pressure on Iran.”

  • ‘Trump’s ill will toward Iran at odds with calls for dialogue’ 2018-08-01 20:48

    ‘Trump’s ill will toward Iran at odds with calls for dialogue’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday that Tehran believes in “dialogue” and “logic”, but U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration have not acted in good faith, which is an essential prerequisite for dialogue, the Foreign Ministry website reported on Wednesday.

  • Trump 2018-08-01 11:33

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Trump hopes to conquer the White House again

    TEHRAN - In recent days, many articles on the 2010 presidential election in the United States are published. Some analysts believe that Trump will have a difficult path in pursuit of his rival candidate, while others believe he will eventually be elected as President of the United States. However, analysts and U.S. citizens seek to assess and measure the outcome of the presidential election, while there are still two years left until the presidential elections in the United States!

  • Luciano Zaccara 2018-08-01 11:22

    By Payman Yazdani

    Arab NATO, a U.S. plan to curb Iran, deprive China, Russia from PGCC arm market: Dr. Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Research assistant professor in Qatar University believes that the U.S. plan to form Arab NATO aims not only to curb Iran but also to displace Russia and China from region’s strategic weaponry market.

  • Sukhoi ready to offer SSJ100 aircraft to Iran despite U.S. sanctions 2018-08-01 10:06

    Sukhoi ready to offer SSJ100 aircraft to Iran despite U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – The Russian Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) says it is ready to offer the SSJ100 aircraft to the Iranian customers, regardless of U.S. sanctions.

  • نادر انتصار 2018-07-31 12:49

    By Payman Yazdani

    Forming alliance among PGCC member states is an illusory idea: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Professor of political science says the "Arab world" today is a patchwork of competing countries and forming an enduring alliance among the Arab states of the Persian Gulf is an illusory idea concocted by the U.S.

  • Aimal Faizi 2018-07-31 12:24

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘America’s destructive policies in Af-Pak region have led to terrorism, insecurity and geopolitical rivalries’

    TEHRAN - Aimal Faizi is a senior Afghan journalist and political analyst, who served as the spokesperson of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai between 2011 and 2014. In this interview with Tehran Times, he spoke about the security situation in Afghanistan, peace process and recent political developments. Following are the excerpts.

  • Terrorism 2018-07-31 12:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. anti-narcotics campaign in Afghanistan a big disaster

    TEHRAN - The protracted war in Afghanistan has many convoluted dimensions and needless to say the foreign invaders have failed in almost every way. Their engagement in the war-ravaged country has only wreaked havoc, brought misery to the people and emboldened insurgent groups to carry out deadly strikes across the country.

  • ‘U.S. not as crazy as going to war with Iran’ 2018-07-30 20:42

    Washington has proven it is not trustworthy to negotiate with, Foreign Ministry says

    ‘U.S. not as crazy as going to war with Iran’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday dismissed the possibility of a war against Iran by the United States, saying, “I doubt that America is so depleted of wise men that it would make such a terrible blunder.”

  • Martin Love 2018-07-29 13:41

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. has become a threat to itself, too…

    I can’t help but imagine what a glorious world we might have were there to be accord between the U.S. and Iran, and if not actual accord, at least a Middle East where the U.S. treats each country in the region individually and equally, determining policies and initiatives and even criticism in a two-way give and take, the critique based solely on whether any actor is pursuing their own foreign policies with an aim to rid the region of violence and focus on beneficial, mutual trade and better relations.

  • Osman Faruk Loğoğlu 2018-07-29 12:12

    By Payman Yazdani

    Saudi is playing with sectarian card in Iraq: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - Turkish politician says Saudi Arabia’s move toward Erbil aims to reduce Iran and Turkey influence in Iraq to break up the country in coordination with the U.S. and Israel.

  • Iran-India 2018-07-29 11:37

    Iran provides ships, insurance cover to Indian companies to continue oil trade

    TEHRAN - While the suspense prevails over India’s decision to continue oil imports from India in the wake of crippling economic sanctions by the U.S., Iran has started providing ships as well as insurance cover to Indian companies to continue the oil trade, according to reports.

  • U.S. Congress 2018-07-29 11:31

    Billions of American taxpayer’s money wasted in Afghanistan, says a report

    TEHRAN - Billions of American taxpayer’s money has been lost on waste, fraud, abuse and spent on massive reconstruction projects in Afghanistan that have utterly failed and even led to rampant corruption in the war-ravaged country, says a scathing new report released by a U.S. government watchdog body.

  • India-Russia 2018-07-29 11:23

    Leaders of India, Russia meet, pledge to strengthen bilateral defense ties

    TEHRAN - At a time when strains have developed in India-U.S. relations, the proximity is growing between New Delhi and Moscow. On the margins of the 2018 BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, India and Russia discussed a host of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the defense sector.

  • Carpet 2018-07-28 21:26

    Iran to sue U.S. for blocking hand-woven carpet imports

    The head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) says it will file a lawsuit with international tribunals against fresh sanctions imposed by the U.S. on the imports of hand-woven Iranian rugs into the country.

  • Putin- Trump 2018-07-28 10:11

    By Sajad Abedi

    Russia’s strategy on Syria, U.S.

    TEHRAN- The U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit ended with many concerns. According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement, the meeting still had positive results as the two presidents addressed Middle East problems, and reached an agreement on Syrian issues.

  • Australian PM: ‘No reason’ to believe U.S. will bomb Iran 2018-07-28 09:16

    Australian PM: ‘No reason’ to believe U.S. will bomb Iran

    TEHRAN – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed rumors that U.S. President Donald Trump will order the bombing of Iran as early as next month, saying there is “no reason” to believe such an act will take place.

  • World not accepting U.S. leadership anymore: reformist 2018-07-28 09:16

    World not accepting U.S. leadership anymore: reformist

    TEHRAN – A reformist political activist has said U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking global consensus against Iran but the world does not accept the United States’ leadership in political matters anymore.

  • Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari 2018-07-27 20:30

    IRGC chief plays down threat of military action

    TEHRAN – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Friday that Iran does not take military threats seriously.

  • U.S. Green Beret 2018-07-26 11:32

    Adultery, alcohol linked to U.S. Green Beret truck shooting in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - An internal investigation into a U.S. Beret who fired a shotgun at a civilian truck driver in Afghanistan in early 2007 has revealed details that are likely to draw anger and outrage in Afghanistan.

  • Heavy water production ongoing: Kamalvandi 2018-07-26 11:10

    Heavy water production continuing: Kamalvandi

    TEHRAN – The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said on Wednesday that the production of heavy water has not been stopped, insisting that the production is continuing with the same pace as before.

  • ‘Hollow threats’ by U.S. rulers not deserving response: Rouhani 2018-07-26 11:07

    ‘Hollow threats’ by U.S. rulers not deserving response: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed the recent hostile comments by American officials against Iran as “baseless and unfounded,” stressing that their “hollow threats” do not even deserve a response.

  • U.S. 2018/07/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Let’s talk about terrorism perpetuated by America

    “There are two ways to approach the study of terrorism,” notes Noam Chomsky in ‘Western State Terrorism’. “One may adopt a literal approach or a propagandistic approach, construing the concept of terrorism as a weapon to be exploited in the service of some system of power. It comes as no surprise that the propagandistic approach is adopted by governments generally, and by their instruments in totalitarian states.”