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  •  Hanif Ghafari 2017-08-20 10:22

    By Hanif Ghafari, political analyst

    Fresh waves of terror attacks in Europe

    TEHRAN- The recent terror attacks in Spain and Finland have reignited security concerns in Europe. In the wake of the Paris terrorist assaults in 2015, the scope of such attacks in Europe was thought to be restricted to one or two countries.

  • Mosaddegh and the coup d'état of 1953 2017-08-19 13:38

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Mosaddegh and the coup d'état of 1953

    TEHRAN – Sixty-four years ago, a foreign-backed coup d’état - known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup - was staged in Iran which saw the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953 in favor of strengthening the monarchical rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

  • Zarif Mogherini ki-moon 2017-08-12 18:50

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    The rising ‘Empire’: global, genuinely Persian

    The American fear of a rising Persian Empire resurfaced one more last week as former secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned President Donald Trump that a power vacuum after the demolition of ISIS will definitely put Iran in a one-on-one situation to score a new Persian Empire.

  • Mehdi Sepahvand 2017-08-09 19:52

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Kissinger, newest-comer in the ‘Persian Empire’ folly

    TEHRAN – Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned in an article for CapX last week that Iran should not be allowed to fill the power vacuum that will be created when ISIS is wiped out.

  • Chris Cook 2017-08-06 16:13

    By Chris Cook

    Energy Dominance?

    U.S. presidents have promoted the idea of American 'energy independence' for decades as a solution to the geopolitical issues that led to volatile energy prices — meaning the U.S. would produce enough energy to supply itself without having to rely on foreign exports.

  • مراسم تحلیف دوازدهمین دوره ریاست جمهوری 2017-08-06 15:00

    By staff writer

    World standing beside Iran 

    The participation of a large number of foreign dignitaries in President Hassan Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony signifies the paramount importance of Iran and indicates positive feedback on Iran’s foreign policy tenets. 

  • Trump 2017-07-28 15:10

    By Mohammad Hashemi

    Truth the first casualty in U.S. politics

    The phrase "alternative facts" was first used by Kellyanne Conway, counselor to Donald Trump during a “Meet the Press” interview in January 2017.

  • Hassan Lasjerdi 2017/07/14

    By Hassan Lasjerdi

    Islamic State and key questions 

    TEHRAN- As the Iraqi nation is in euphoria over the recapture of Islamic State’s last stronghold in Mosul, other regional countries also feel more confident. 

  • saki 2017-07-11 20:41

    By M.A. Saki

    Indian PM not expected to give credit to Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel was something that friends and of lovers of India had not really expected. It was painful.

  • Qatar 2017-07-04 12:44

    By M.A. Saki

    Bullying and humiliating little Qatar

    Saudi Arabia - along with the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain - has been leading a blockade of the tiny country of Qatar for a month to force it to give in to its humiliating demands which include curbing ties with Iran, closing the Turkish military base on its soil, shutting the Al-Jazeera news network, and cutting ties with the Muslim Brotherhood among other things.

  • محمود خاقانی 2017-07-03 14:27

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    Iran: Energy First

    The recent UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, June 29, may have marked a turning point in Iran's relationship with the global community of nations. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley found herself in an impossible position diplomatically. On the one hand she announced that the U.S. would adhere to the JCPOA deal while on the other hand when she criticised Iran's allegedly "destructive and destabilizing" actions she found virtually no support.

  • پروفسور محمود منشی پوری 2017/06/28

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri, University of California, Berkeley

    The new power shake-up in Saudi Arabia

    The Saudi Arabia’s succession battle took a new turn on June 21, 2017, when Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was elevated to a higher status, namely, the crown prince.  In a series of royal decrees, King Salman ousted his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince and named his son Mohammed bin Salman as next in line of succession to the throne.  The new crown prince’s rise to power indicates a dramatic reordering of the Kingdom’s power structure.  

  • Hassan Lasjerdi 2017-06-24 11:12

    By Hassan Lasjerdi

    Quds Day since 1979 

    TEHRAN- Imam Khomeini’s initiative in naming the last Friday of Ramadan as Quds Day has found its place in the world and rallies are held throughout the world on this day.

  • industry ministry 2017-06-19 10:17

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Splitting of ministries; another trial and error?

    With President Hassan Rouhani’s first tenure coming to an end, the administration has taken a decision for splitting three ministries in a bid to make them smaller and swifter.

  • جنگ یمن 2017-06-17 11:11

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Yemen:  All but forgotten in the West

    The raging Saudi-imposed, U.S.-backed war continues amid a backdrop of U.S. president Donald Trump’s recent visit to the Arabian Peninsula.  While the Potomac potentate amused himself dancing with swords alongside the Riyadh royals, the oppressed people of Yemen continued to suffer under a siege launched in March 2015 by the self-proclaimed guardians of the Two Sacred Mosques. 

  • Railway infrastructures 2017-06-13 09:56

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Rail development on track despite inefficiencies

    The development of railway sector is one of the macro policies of the Iranian government as it has been emphasized by the general policies of the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021).

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-06-11 11:45

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri, University of California, Berkeley

    The GCC in disarray

    Since its inception in 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — with its member states Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the Saudi Arabia — has never been united on all fronts, often lacking a unified foreign policy approach toward contemporary world affairs.

  • حسن لاسجردی 2017/06/09

    By Hassan Lasjerdi

    Honesty needed to get rid of terrorism blight

    TEHRAN- Twin terrorist attacks on Iran’s most potent symbols, the Parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on Wednesday provide perfect evidence to identify the predators, their headquarters, and the architects behind the scene. 

  • Iran foodstuff export 2017-06-06 20:23

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Billion-dollar Qatari food market on tap

    The Saudi-led severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar has provided a unique opportunity for Iran to tap into the billion-dollar food market of its Persian Gulf neighbor.

  • Hassan Lasjerdi 2017-06-06 12:23

    The Ayatollah and his immortality 

    On Sunday, millions of Iranians marked the 28th death anniversary of Ayatollah Rohullah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. Doubtlessly, he was one of the most consequential figures in the 1970s and 1980s. 

  • saki 2017-05-31 11:06

    By M.A. Saki

    Trump trading lives for Saudi money 

    TEHRAN- Just two days after Donald Trump struck  a nearly $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia a suicide bomber, whose ideology was surely driven by Saudi-inspired religious teachings, took the lives of 23 people, including children, in Manchester, Britain. Also, a few days later, on May 26, ISIS targeted buses carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing 29.

  • Iran oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea 2017-05-30 21:20

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    High-cost Sardar-e Jangal could bring Iran high-tech

    Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water, was mainly a center of fishing activities and also a marine transportation hub by the middle of the past century. But discovery of the first oil and gas reserves in the world’s largest lake in the late 1940s added to its strategic and geopolitical significance.

  • UNEMPLOYMENT 2017-05-28 09:32

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Re-elected Rouhani’s economic challenges, priorities

    After his landslide victory in Iran’s presidential election held on May 19, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani swept to his second term.

  • abdi 2017-05-26 21:00

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Are they lucky enough to win Iran oil deals?

    After the implementation of Iran’s landmark nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in January 2016, the Iranian oil industry has witnessed a flock of foreign companies willing to participate in different projects.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-05-26 12:26

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    7 perils of Trump's attempt to isolate Iran

    US President Donald Trump’s landmark speech in Saudi Arabia May 21 signals a reversal of policy from the Barack Obama administration and will ratchet up tensions with Iran. A day after a record-breaking 42 million Iranians signaled their desire to engage the world by re-electing President Hassan Rouhani, Trump appeared in an autocratic monarchy to call on “nations of conscience” to “isolate” Iran.