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  • Martin Love 2018/01/27

    By Martin Love

    An American looks at a mandatory hijab

    Iran’s most visible leaders to writers like me in the U.S. seem to support the rights of Iranians to protest some mandates they may not like. Consider the delicate matter of women having to wear the hijab if they are out and about in public. Certainly lots of women in Iran probably prefer to wear a head scarf. What might be uncomfortable is not the scarf itself, but occasionally getting arrested if they are seen without hijab, as noted recently in an article about Iran here in the U.S.

  • Mehrnoosh Aryanpour 2018/01/27

    By Mehrnoosh Aryanpour

    Implications of U.S. president's Iran policy announcement

    Overview: On January 12th, the incumbent U.S. President granted a stay of execution for Iran nuclear deal, waiving the sanctions against Iran for another 120 days, sanctions that were initially lifted as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA or also known as the nuclear deal or nuclear accord.

  • Abdouallah Shahbazi 2018-01-26 12:07

    By Abdouallah Shahbazi

    Why has Iran been more important than Israel for the global plutocracy?

    Since the early 18th century and following the decline of the Safavid Dynasty, the plutocracy spawned by a Jewish network during the Persian Empire has been active. This has caused Iran to be a valuable nation in international commerce.

  •  Sadollah Zarei 2018-01-24 09:35

    By Sadollah Zarei

    Chaos in December: the defeat of the enemy

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution of Iran has been a matter of great concern for America, Britain, Israel and the West since 1979 and it seems it will continue to be so in the future.

  • world Media 2018-01-21 12:32

    By Mohammad Hashemi

    Time for reflection on unrest in Iran 

    It was after midnight on December 31 and I was checking the latest news about protests in Iran on twitter when one post attracted my attention. It claimed the “Iranian regime lost control of the central city of Kashan” --my hometown-- and that “people have taken control of police stations and military installations in the city”. The writer of that post, who is the political editor of a very popular tabloid in Germany, further speculated in another post that this could be the beginning of “syrification of the conflict” in Iran! 

  • Type whit Laptop 2018-01-19 12:16

    By Sajad Abedi

    A strategic strategy for cyber-bullying in international level

    Since the principle of self-restraint addresses a wide range of threats, it used in the military and strategic fields. But the implementation of deterrence in cyberspace is only proposed if the risks that are objectively possible have a direct impact on the security and survival of a government; therefore, each state is required to make it possible in any way to overcome the existing challenges.

  • Netanyahu and Narendra Modi 2018-01-17 09:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Netanyahu in India: Why India must not shake hands with him

    NEW DELHI - On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose animated bear hug easily beats Trump’s awkward handshake, went against protocol to welcome his new friend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the New Delhi airport. After a bear hug and handshakes, the six-day visit kicked off with both leaders extolling each other and reaffirming commitment to enhance bilateral ties.

  • Our trump cards against Trump 2018-01-15 09:13

    By Seyed Mohammad Marandi

    Our trump cards against Trump

    Donald Trump on Friday extended nuclear sanctions relief with certain conditions, one of which was restrictions on the missile program of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Frank Walter Steinmeier 2018-01-14 10:19

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    What is Steinmeier thinking about?

    TEHRAN - The President of Germany have difficult and busy days. The Christian parties and the Social Democratic Party have begun negotiations for a major coalition in Germany since January 7th. The talks that European leaders are hoping to put an end to months of political instability in Berlin. However, Frank Walter Steinmeier is well aware that it won't be easy to direct and manage negotiations inside the German coalition government.

  • IRGC 2018-01-09 10:02

    By Sajad Abedi

    IRGC and its important role in countering security threats and safeguarding Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN - Iran, unlike countries that, without relying on the pillars of power inside to achieve national security, tend to be in the process of uniting and winning a few foreign powers, it is fully reliant on domestic capabilities and capabilities.

  • Martin Love 2018-01-06 12:09

    By Martin Love

    Wealth moving from West to East

    CALIFORNAI - Protest and turmoil. Social or political or economic or all three. Some turmoil has been happening in Iran of late.

  • saki 2018-01-03 11:15

    By M.A. saki

    Trump, stop nonsense

    Certain U.S. officials, particularly President Donald Trump, have been trying hard to misuse the protest rallies in Iran.

  • Mazhari 2018-01-03 10:24

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    What makes Iran stronger than Saudi Arabia?

    TEHRAN - After the return of economic prosperity in Lebanon, Saad Hariri declared his resignation in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian influence across the region and claiming he feared the same fate as his assassinated father if he remained leader. That was the spark that ignited the fire of war against Iran and served to remind the Lebanese of their civil war in which many lives were lost. Subsequently Hariri suspended his resignation after two weeks which prompted many questions and suspicion.

  • ISIL 2018-01-02 09:46

    By Sajad Abedi

    ISIL and security order in heart of Europe

    TEHRAN - The massive acts of terrorists and the catastrophic events of 2017 reflected the new approaches of extremist and radical groups to terrorize the West.

  • Donald Trump 2017-12-30 09:01

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Crossing controversial president

    TEHRAN _ Over the past months, there have been whispers in the U.S. political environments and the country's media regarding Republicans bypassing Trump. The rejection of some Republican prominent senators, including McCain, with Trump, as well as the opposition of some of the United States former presidents, including George W. Bush, has aggravated this trend.

  • asylum seekers 2017-12-26 09:32

    By Hanif Ghafari

    Immigrants Crisis in Europe

    TEHRAN _ The European authorities' challenge over the asylum seekers crisis continues. Since the formation of the Austrian coalition government, this challenge has been strengthened. The Austrian coalition consists of the Freedom Party and the Central Right, and this government is one of the main opponents of the current approach of the EU towards asylum seekers. Recent comments by the Austrian Chancellor "Sebastien Kurz" is an indicator of this profound and fundamental opposition.

  • Chris Cook 2017-12-25 14:42

    By Chris Cook

    Advice from Oslo

    At this time of the year in Oslo it is the custom to give unsolicited presents and as an Anglo-Dane on holiday in Oslo it is my pleasure to extend to the people of Tehran my compliments of the season and to present some unsolicited advice on one of my favourite subjects – transport.

  • Martin Love 2017-12-25 13:20

    By Martin Love

    Ali Salameh: His life changing opportunity 46 years ago

    He came from a most depressed place at age 18 and made a good life for himself in the U.S. and has been able to help his family in Gaza enormously for decades as a result. He is among the fortunate few Palestinians.

  • اتحادیه اروپا 2017-12-24 09:12

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    A review on latest developments in Europe

     TEHRAN _ The German Foreign Minister who is also one of the leaders of the Social-Democratic Party recently issued a significant warning about the formation of a minimal government in his country. Sigmar Gabriel has warned that the formation of a minimal government in Germany could be a prologue of a social and political earthquake in Europe.

  • Donald Trump 2017-12-22 20:55

    By Stuart Littlewood

    Trump administration ends 2017 on a sour note

    "Outlaws trying to dictate the law" used gutter tactics to threaten UN member states that dared "disrespect" America's crazed foreign policy

  • Martin Love 2017-12-19 11:06

    By Martin Love  

    Moral objection valid

    North Carolina _  This is part personal, it is passionate, but it is nonetheless fully substantiated by facts and long study, experience and observation, real time objective observation, over decades. And after a while, if a person has half a brain and heart, one stops mincing words and throws caution to the winds and tries hard to tell and write truths that some others don’t want to hear and they, the others, try to squash such truth telling. But here goes, from an American journalist no less writing gladly for an Iranian newspaper.

  • یورام عبدالله وایلر 2017-12-17 11:27

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The usurpation of Palestine from Balfour to Trump

    “Palestinian Arabs might have ended up governing their own country if a Russian Jew living in Manchester had not developed a chemical process for extracting nail-varnish remover from horse-chestnuts.” —Karl Sabbagh

  • نتانیاهو 2017-12-17 08:48

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Netanyahu only looking for a helper

    TEHRAN _ As time goes by, we see an increase in the general and universal hatred of the Zionist occupying regime. In recent years, and in surveys conducted in European countries, most of the citizens of the green continent have supported the embargo on Zionist regime by the European Union. Although Zionist officials are trying to construe this issue as anti-Semitism, the reality is that “fight against Zionism” is increasing in Europe day by day.  The latest decision of the U.S. President, Donald Trump regarding the announcement of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist regime, has once again led to an increase in public hatred in Europe over the president and prime minister of the Zionist regime.

  • Martin Love 2017/12/16

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. is no beacon of democracy

    I am pleased now and then to write something for the Tehran Times from the U.S., more honored than I would be to write, say, a regular column for the New York Times or the Washington Post, both of which are at the heart of the corporate print media complex in the U.S.

  • macron 2017-12-13 08:45

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Macron should be responsive

    TEHRAN _ The French President "Emanuel Macron" once again called for "completion of the JCPOA" by negotiating the missile power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in his latest interview with the French 24 network. He also stated that negotiations over Iran's missile program, shouldn't make any changes in the content of the nuclear deal! Besides, in another part of his remarks, the French President announced of Saudi Arabia's commitment not to support terrorist groups! Of course this part of his speech was not attended that much by the media.

  • Hanif Ghaffari 2017-12-11 10:56

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Today's Europe at a Glance 

    TEHRAN _ Today, news about the developments in Germany has been heavily popularized by Western media. The failure of Angela Merkel to form a coalition with Greens, Social-Christians and Free Democrats has led to political turmoil in Germany and subsequently, in the European Union. Negotiations for the formation of a coalition government in Germany between the two traditional and rival parties in this country, the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats, has resumed.

  • Ghaderi 2017-12-06 21:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Trump’s al-Quds move: A fireball

    The United States President Donald Trump will recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of the U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-12-04 21:09

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Union of Iranians against Washington and Riyadh

    TEHRAN _ In recent months, we have been witnessing the unification of the United States and Saudi Arabia against the regional policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Martin Love  2017-12-04 11:44

    By Martin Love 

    Exceptionalism versus magnanimity

    There is no reasonable justification for citizens anywhere to consider themselves or their country necessarily “exceptional”. When one is talking about particular governments pushing the meme of “exceptionalism” (rather than, say, humility) in some grandiose way, watch out. 

  • Angela Merkel 2017-12-03 10:09

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel's Farewell to her time of power

    TEHRAN _ The Christian Democratic Party of Germany has begun negotiations to form a coalition government with its rival party, the Social Democrats. Many analysts and experts in European affairs agree that the re-emergence of a coalition between rival and traditional German parties will reduce the political power of Angela Merkel in the coming years. Particularly now that both parties disagree on issues such as the asylum seekers' crisis and the way of this country's presence in NATO.