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  • CHHTO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian 2018-02-04 08:26

    By Afshin Majlesi

    ‘Reconstruction of heritage museums atop agenda’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has assigned a high priority to reconstruct its affiliated museums that are deemed as timeworn or vulnerable to massive quakes.

  • A scene from “The Elephant King” by Hadi Mohammadian 2018-02-02 19:26

    By Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi Sabet

    Director: “The Elephant King” would be considered incredible by animation giants

    TEHRAN – Hadi Mohammadian, the promising young director of the animated movie, “The Elephant King”, who claims that his movie has over 60 percent of the quality of the latest works produced by world-renowned companies, has said that Pixar and many other similar companies would consider his movie to be incredible if they knew how a small group in Iran was able to do the project on a tight budget.

  •  Nicholas Hopton 2018-01-30 09:51

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Payman Yazdani

    UK envoy comments on JCPOA, Iran protests, Zaghari

    TEHRAN - Commenting on various issues such as the JCPOA, bilateral ties, protests rallies in Iran and Nazanin Zaghari, British Ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton says that despite all challenges Tehran-London relationship is heading in the right direction.

  • Bennett Johnston 2018-01-26 11:46

    By Javad Heirannia

    Nixing JCPOA against U.S., Iran interests: former senator

    TEHRAN – Bennett Johnston, an American politician in the Democratic Party and lobbyist who represented Louisiana in the United States Senate is the current chairman of the American-Iranian Council.  Mr. Johnston is of the opinion that under the present circumstances, neither the EU nor Iran would accept Trump’s new conditions that undermine the Iran nuclear contract.

  • بازدید سفیر هند از خبرگزاری مهر 2018-01-25 08:00

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    India and Iran enjoy age-old friendly ties, says Indian envoy to Tehran 

    TEHRAN- On the occasion of India’s National Day, Indian Ambassador to Iran told the Tehran Times in an e-mail interview that his country and Iran have had a long history of good relations in cultural as well as economic affairs. 

  • Osman Faruk Logoglu 2018-01-24 10:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    Involving Syrian Kurds in settelment to limit U.S. influence: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - Criticizing the U.S. policy in Syria to bring Turks and Kurds into a full scale war, Turkish veteran politician says involving syrian Kurds in the county’s settelment process will limit the U.S. influence in Syria.

  •  Gautam Adhikari 2018-01-24 09:58

    By Javad Heirannia

    India's military operations with U.S. in Afghanistan unlikely: expert

    TEHRAN - Gautam Adhikari, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), says it is “India has been long involved in Afghanistan's reconstruction and attempted recovery.”

  • Bora Bayraktar 2018-01-23 11:20

    By Payman Yazdani

    Americans are not trustworthy partners for Kurds: Turkish expert

    TEHRAN - Bora Bayraktar,Assistant Professor of Istanbul Kultur University believe the U.S. is after its own geopolitical goals in the region and is not a trustworthy ally for Kurds. 

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-01-22 10:53

    Iran’s environmental body takes unprecedented step in fight against plastic pollution

    TEHRAN — In a bid for public engagement Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has banned bottled water at the DOE offices and all other organizations affiliated with it nationwide.

  • Pastori Gianluca 2018-01-21 09:25

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump’s threat to break JCPOA is not serious

    TEHRAN - Dr. Pastori Gianluca believes that U.S. Presidents threats to withdraw from the JCPOA should not be taken serious because he knows breaking the agreement will put the U.S. in a difficult position.

  • Yazalde 2018-01-20 15:51

    Iran’s Esteghlal to sign Yazalde Gomes Pinto

    Iranian football club Esteghlal are going to sign Yazalde Gomes Pinto, known simply as Yazalde, in the January transfer window.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-01-17 09:49

    By Javad Heirannia

    There is no concerted movement in EU to accept Trump’s demands: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes “I don't think that there is any concerted movement in the EU to accept the demands set by Trump.”

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-01-16 10:55

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran's missiles program is not covered by JCPOA: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “It is generally understood that Iran's missiles program is not covered by the JCPOA. She adds But America, and key European countries such as the UK and France, believe that separate negotiations should begin regarding Iran's missile program aimed at answering the concerns of Iran's regional neighbors and other states.”

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-01-15 10:44

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump’s approach toward JCPOA contrary to U.S. interest: Prof. Zonis

    TEHRAN - Commenting on Trump’s recent approach toward the JCPOA, Marvin Zonis, Professor of international political economy says his approach is stupid and contrary to the U.S. national interest.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-01-15 10:13

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran won’t accept restrictions on uranium enrichment permanent: 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 do not believe the EU will accept to make restrictions on Iran's uranium enrichment permanent.

  • نادر انتصار 2018-01-15 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump hopes to continue his game of diplomatic chicken with Iran: expert

    TEHRAN – Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says “The game of "what will the U.S. do, what it will not do" every 90 days must end.  Iran cannot afford to remain in a state of continuous limbo with respect to the JCPOA's fate.” 

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-01-14 09:34

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump demand limits on Iran enrichment program is unrealistic: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN - A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says “I think that the EU position is that Iran would not accept indefinite limits on its enrichment program and that Trump’s demand is therefore unrealistic.” 

  • Matthew Bunn 2018-01-14 09:22

    By Javad Heirannia

    I doubt the dates in JCPOA will be changed: Matthew Bunn

    TEHRAN - Matthew Bunn, a specialist in nuclear security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, believes that “The dates in the JCPOA were the result of hard-fought compromises.  I doubt they will be changed.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-01-14 09:10

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump wants to destroy Iran’s ability to defend itself against aggressors: Professor

    TEHRAN – A senior expert in Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University is of the view that Trump in reality “wants to destroy Iran’s ability to defend itself against aggressors from the region and farther afield.”

  • Peter Onuf 2018-01-13 10:15

    By Javad Heirannia

    Legitimacy Western democracies problem : Peter Onuf

    TEHRAN – Peter S. Onuf, a professor of history at the University of Virginia, says “the problem (in some places, crisis) of legitimacy is by no means a strictly American one -- nor, I shouldn't have to add, is it confined to Western "democracies.”

  • Stuart Sim 2018-01-12 11:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Widening gap between upper and lower reaches of socio-economic scale in U.S.: Stuart Sim

    TEHRAN – Stuart Sim, a professor of critical theory from Northumbria University, says “There is a widening gap between the upper and lower reaches of the socio-economic scale in America, and that is causing particularly deep resentment at the lower end.”

  • دکتر جواد میری در نشست بررسی موقعیت اتحادیه اروپا 2018-01-10 09:56

    By Yousef Seifi & Somaye Rezaei 

    Four characteristics of the concept of ‘Return to the self’ in Shi'ism

    TEHRAN -Islamic fundamentalism is a kind of revivalism (Salafism) which has turned into one of the most significant regional and international threats; even though, the fundamentalists talk about expanding the Islamic territory and guiding humankind toward redemption.

  • taliaferro 2018-01-10 09:17

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump is not champion of democracy: Charles Taliaferro

    TEHRAN – Charles Taliaferro, a professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College, says “Trump might be considered as heading up a democratic element in the USA, but his relentless attack on the free press, his attempts to have his rivals put in jail, his deportation of innocent young people who were brought to the USA illegally but as children, his sticking down of protections from pollution, his withdrawal from the Paris accord -which is widely supported by most, educated Americans, his defending neo-Nazi groups as no worse than left wing protestors, and more, make him out to not be a champion of democracy.”

  • Cinema Organization of Iran director Mohammad-Mehdi Heidarian speaks with a Tehran Times journalist during an interview at his office in Tehran on November 26, 2017. (Tehran Times/Maryam Kamyab) 2018-01-06 17:52

    By Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi Sabet

    Iran seeks extension to film co-production plans overseas    

    TEHRAN – The Cinema Organization of Iran (COI), where the major policies for Iranian cinema are made, is working on special plans to extend the country’s overseas collaboration on film production.

  •  Thomas G. Weiss 2018-01-03 10:32

    By Javad Heirannia

    Fukuyama was monumentally wrong on “end of history”: Thomas Weiss

    Professor Thomas G. Weiss, former director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project says “Fukuyama was monumentally wrong in his celebrated “end of history.” 

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-01-03 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. new strategy isn’t much different from previous administrations: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “The new U.S. strategy only sets out the broad outlines of American priorities, which in fact are not much different from those of previous administrations, or for that matter any other nation, namely security and economic prosperity.”

  • Frightened by earthquake, people rushed out of their homes to find safe places in the neighborhoods after a magnitude-5.2 quake hit Tehran on December 20. 2018-01-02 10:17

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Earthquake or its social aftershocks, which is more destructive?

    All began with a massive earthquake which hit the western province of Kermanshah on November 12, 2017. The sad news and photos of the earthquake went viral and made people all over the country to feel sorrow.

  • Lendman 2018-01-02 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    Ongoing protests in Iran were CIA/Mossad orchestrated: Lendman

    TEHRAN- U.S. columnist Stephen Lendman says that “I strongly suspect ongoing protests in Iran were CIA/Mossad orchestrated, another futile color revolution attempt sure to fail.” 

  • Tim Anderson 2018-01-02 05:02

    By Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Trump’s crude move may further weaken U.S., Israel: Sydney prof.

    Tim Anderson says the Saud regime has moved closer than ever to Israel during its failing wars on multiple Arab countries.

  • Robert Jervis 2017-12-29 14:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    Soft power does not major concern to Trump administration: Robert Jervis

    TEHRAN - Robert Jervis, a professor of international politics at Columbia University, says so called "soft power" does not seem to be of major concern to Trump administration. Congress apparently won't take Trump up on the request for general legislation on JCPOA and “probably will deadlock on most relevant measures,” Jervis tells the Tehran Times.