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    Fateme Mohammadipour

    No big change of tack in Turkish foreign policy after coup

    Mike Hollingsworth, instructor at the University of South Alabama, believes Fethullah Gülen's issue "is unlikely to have a significant effect on Turkish-American relations since the countries are strong allies and the United States and NATO fully support Turkey."

  • 12 interview (3).JPG 2016-08-30 17:38

    NCDs account for 70% of diseases, 38m deaths globally

    Iran a role model for curbing non-communicable diseases

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    TEHRAN — Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 38 million deaths per annum worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its January 2015 report. This has become worrying for many countries and urged international health agencies and bodies to take immediate measures to tackle this growing problem.

  • ویلیام بیمن 2016-08-29 10:36

    By Javad Heirannia

    Turkey-NATO ties damaged if Russia uses Incirlik to attack NATO nations: William Beeman

    TEHRAN - Prof. William O. Beeman, head of the anthropology department at the State University of Minnesota, believes “Turkey's partnership with NATO would only be harmed if Russia were a threat to the NATO nations, for example, if Russia used the Turkish base to launch an attack on an Eastern European nation.”

  • Slattery 2016-08-27 10:49

    By Javad Heirannia

    Upcoming U.S. administration continues to back JCPOA: James Slattery

    TEHRAN – Ever since July 2015 when Iran and six world powers of the U.S., China, Russia, England, France, and Germany, reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, speculations have been around about the future of the pact now that the end of the Obama administration is nearing in January. 

  • HJ1..jpg 2016-08-24 18:43

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    JCPOA implementation unblocked oil, gas equipment: POGC head

    Southern Province of Bushehr, Assalouyeh- On the sidelines of a visit by reporters to phases 19, 20, and 21 of the massive South Pars gas field on the occasion of Iran’s Government Week (August 23-29), Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Ali-Akbar Shabanpour told the Tehran Times that the implementation of the nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, in January, has played a pivotal role in releasing the frozen equipment needed in oil and gas industry and lubricating the development of undergoing South Pars projects.

  • barnett rubin 2016-08-23 12:27

    By Javad Heirannia

    JCPOA meets national interest of U.S. and Iran: Barnett Rubin

    Allies will not support the U.S. if new sanctions enacted against Iran

    TEHRAN - Barnett Rubin is of the opinion that the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), meets the “the national interest” of Iran and the United states.

  • شیرین هانتر 2016-08-20 11:39

    By Javad Heirannia

    Turkey likely to review ties with S. Arabia: Georgetown professor  

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that Turkey might “reconsider its relations with some Arab states, including Saudi Arabia” in the wake of the failed July 15 coup. 

  • Tehran Times interview with Russian ambassador 2016-08-16 09:42

    General Shirreff, Michael Morell should see psychotherapist: Russian diplomat

    By Negar Asadi and M.A. Saki

    TEHRAN - Moscow’s ambassador to Tehran says General Richard Shirreff, former NATO’s deputy supreme allied commander in Europe, and former CIA acting director Michael Morell should undergo psychotherapy for making startling remarks.

  • ریچارد 2016-08-13 09:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Richard Nephew: ‘I do not believe the United States will violate the JCPOA’

    ‘Allies will seek reasons if U.S. violates nuclear deal’

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that Washington would not violate the nuclear deal with Iran.

  • RM27.jpg 2016-08-10 19:09

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Music can help the world understand peace much better:  Damiano Giuranna

    TEHRAN –The Italian conductor of the World Youth Orchestra, Damiano Giuranna, has said that music can help the world understand peace and brotherhood much more.

  • Matthew Bunn 2016-08-10 10:10

    By Javad Heirannia

    Matthew Bunn: U.S. will be isolated if it violates JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Matthew Bunn, a specialist in nuclear security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, believes that the U.S. will isolate itself it violates the terms of the international nuclear deal with Iran.

  • HJ1.jpg 2016-08-07 19:07

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Overseas investors allowed to buy 100% shares of Iranian petchem companies: NPC official

    BUSHEHR, Assalouyeh – Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) director for production control, Ali-Mohammad Bossaqzadeh, in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times elucidated Iranian petrochemical companies’ inclinations and needs to cooperate with foreigners.

  • محسن پاک آئین 2016-08-07 09:19

    'Rouhani-Putin-Aliyev meeting to set in motion regional convergence'

    By Ali Kushki 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Paka'ein asserts that the tripartite meeting between presidents of Iran, Russia, and Azerbaijan in Baku on August 8 will open a new chapter in regional cooperation between the three countries. 

  • گفتگو با رضا هاکان تکین سفیر ترکیه 2016-08-06 10:09

    All need to work together to bridge regional gaps: ambassador 

    TEHRAN – Two weeks after the July 15 coup, the Tehran Times sat face-to-face with Turkish ambassador to Tehran Riza Hakan Tekin to hear his remarks about a number of domestic and international issues. 

  • HJ1.2.jpg 2016-08-05 19:40

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Indigenized platform construction industry welcomes modern technology: POGC official

    PERSIAN GULF WATERS, Assalouyeh - Platform construction industry has thoroughly been indigenized in Iran but the need for transfer of modern technologies into some sectors still exists, the deputy managing director in off-shore section of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) told the Tehran Times on Tuesday.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2016-08-03 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    A united Europe will benefit Iran: expert 

    “Iran is embedded in Europe and Europe is in Iran,” Arshin Adib Moghaddam says

    TEHRAN – Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute refutes the idea by certain academics or mid-ranking officials in Iran that Brexit will favor Iran, saying, “Iran should be interested in a united Europe as a major factor in a multipolar global system.”

  • HJ3..jpg 2016-07-31 19:27

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    ‘NICC assists Norwegian traders re-integrate with the Iranian market’

    Economic relations between Iran and Norway entered a new chapter last year, especially after the implementation of the JCPOA and the lifting of sanctions against Iran. Both countries are doing their best to identify new opportunities for trade and economic collaboration as well as for reviving previous relations.

  • گفتگو با رضا هاکان تکین سفیر ترکیه 2016-07-30 21:17

    Failed coup strengthened Turkish unity: ambassador 

    By Ali Kushki and Parvin Telli

    TEHRAN - Two weeks after the July 15 coup, the Tehran Times sat face-to-face with Turkish ambassador to Tehran Riza Hakan Tekin to hear his remarks about the pre- and post-coup Turkey.

  • Interview..jpg 2016-07-27 19:29

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Iranian private sector calls for development of international insurance ties

    The Secretary of Iran’s National Productivity Celebration Farshid Shokr-Khodaie called for international insurance companies to make cooperation agreements with Iranian insurance ones on the way to facilitate a more rapid and effective resumption of trade and investment ties between the Islamic country and the world.

  • Olli Heinonen 2016-07-27 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    JCPOA implementation will face ‘some turbulences’ in coming months, Heinonen claims

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), argues although the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and great powers started well it will face some difficulties in the coming months.

  • Bakthi Desai 2016-07-26 12:19

    By Vahid Pourtajrishi

    Delhi does not want to be part of any military alliance against China: Indian expert

    India recognizes China as a challenge but not as a threat

    TEHRAN – Bakthi Desai, an assistant professor at the University of Pune, says India has no intention to side with the U.S. in any alliance to counter China, noting that New Delhi’s relationship with Washington is shaped by business and technological interests.

  • ویلیام بیمن 2016-07-24 12:18

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iranian missile program has nothing to do with JCPOA: American professor

    TEHRAN - A professor of the State University of Minnesota says the Iranian missile program mentioned in the UN secretary general’s report “has nothing to do with” the nuclear deal signed last year between Iran and great powers.  

  • Giles Dickson 2016-07-20 10:19

    By Ebrahim Fallahi 

    Europeans keen to invest in Iran’s renewable energy sector: EWEA chief

    TEHRAN - Giles Dickson, the CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), said that renowned European companies are keen to invest in Iran’s renewable energy sector, especially in wind energy sphere.

  • اسکات لوکاس 2016-07-19 11:15

    By Javad Heirannia

    Turkey realigning foreign policy with a look to the East: expert

    TEHRAN - A professor of international politics from the University of Birmingham says Turkey is reviewing its foreign policy with a look to the East and Middle East.

  • Interview.jpg 2016-07-17 09:53

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Post-sanctions oil market: Former OPEC governor’s outlook

    Iran has already revived its share in the oil market, so that its oil production and export have almost doubled and are on the verge of pre-sanction levels. What Iran managed to do in post-sanctions era would have some repercussions considering the country’s role in the international market, its relations with other oil exporters, future oil prices, etc. In an interview with Iran's former OPEC Governor Mohammad Ali Khatibi, the Tehran Times sought to get a general outlook of what is going on and what may happen to the international oil market. Below are his views on the issue.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2016-07-13 12:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Turkey has shifted from tolerance of Daesh to confrontation: Richard Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, is of the opinion that Turkey has changed policy from “tolerance” of Daesh - also called ISIL/ISIS/IS - to that of “confrontation” with the extremely shadowy group. 

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2016-07-11 15:32

    By Payman Yazdani

    The discourse underlying Brexit has been truly emotive: expert  

    TEHRAN - Head of the Iran center at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies says “the discourse underlying Brexit has been a truly emotive one.”

  • 10 MQ-1.jpg 2016-07-10 18:09

    Don’t litter: A public-spearheaded campaign to leave no trace in the nature

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    TEHRAN — With the beginning of any public holidays in the country, environmentalists, resort managers, and locals often voice their concerns over the substantial amount of garbage strewed around beaches, riversides, forests, etc.

  • Farhang-Jahanpour.jpg 2016-07-08 12:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    Professor sees globalization as main reason behind Brexit

    TEHRAN – Farhang Jahanpour, a former senior research fellow at Harvard University, views globalization as the main reason why the British people voted to leave the European Union.

  • شیرین هانتر 2016-07-08 02:45

    By Javad Heirannia

    Brexit might help resolve EU-Iran disagreements easily: Georgetown professor 

    TEHRAN - A professor of political science at Georgetown University says the exit of Britain from the European Union would possibly help resolve differences between Tehran and the EU easily.