Ali Kushki


  • zarif 2017-05-10 17:30

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran’s Zarif says Riyadh ‘dangerously’ seeking tension   

    TEHRAN – Days after the Saudi deputy crown prince ruled out dialogue with Tehran, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Saudi Arabia is pursuing a “dangerous policy” in seeking tension with Iran. 

  • Iran-Turkey 2017-05-09 18:40

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran ‘informed’ of Turkish decision to construct border wall 

    TEHRAN - An official with the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Turkey has “informally informed” Tehran of a plan to construct an Iran-Turkey border wall. 

  • zarif 2017-05-08 21:11

    By Ali Kushki 

    Tehran, Kabul on fast track to strategic ties 

    Iran, Afghanistan agree to work on environment, education, refugee, and water sharing and fight drug smuggling and terrorism

    KABUL – Relations between Iran and Afghanistan are expected to undergo major positive shifts as the two are close to drafting a comprehensive roadmap which catapults bilateral ties to previously unseen levels. 

  • Arak reactor 2017-04-16 19:50

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran forges deal with China to redesign Arak reactor  

    TEHRAN – Iran has hashed out price differences with China to receive counselling on redesigning its only heavy water nuclear reactor, signing a deal on the project with the Chinese side, Iranian Foreign Ministry has said in a written briefing to parliament. 

  • U.S.  missile attack on Syria 2017-04-07 12:41

    By Ali Kushki

    U.S. draws Iran rebuke over missile attack on Syrian airfield  

    TEHRAN – Iran has strongly condemned the U.S. for its missile attack on an airfield in Syria on Friday morning, warning that such unilateral measures will “strengthen failing terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.

  • 02br5 baqeri.jpg 2017-04-04 19:44

    By Ali Kushki

    Military chief says Iran won’t give in to U.S. 

    TEHRAN – A top Iranian military official has said his country won’t surrender to the U.S. days after a top American military official made military threats against Iran. 

  • Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe 2017-04-03 18:45

    By Ali Kushki 

    Tehran, London still caught up in mom-spy spat over Nazanin Zaghari

    TEHRAN – The spat between London and Tehran over a 38-year-old woman with dual British and Iranian citizenship enters the second year since her detention on April 3 last year. 

  • Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari 2017-03-24 12:51

    Ali Kushki

    Noruz symbolizes historical equilibrium between change and stability

    Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari believes that the Iranian nation has historically been a textbook example of ongoing adaptability to ever-changing situations in its environs.

  • Hermidas Bavand 2017-02-14 10:04

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Katya Bohdan, Ali Kushki 

    Iran should not put all eggs in one basket: professor 

    ‘Iran paying dearly for opposing Israel’

    TEHRAN – Iran should not put all its eggs in one basket and it is necessary to establish “good ties” with all countries, says Davoud Hermidas Bavand, a politics professor at the University of Tehran. 

  • ترامپ و مایک پنس 2017-02-08 20:25

    By Ali Kushki

    Trump and Iran 

    Having had no open contracts prior to the 2015 nuclear accord that established a temporary pause in hostilities, Tehran and Washington are again back to old habits of trading barbs.

  • علی کوشکی 2017-01-16 12:37

    By Ali Kushki

    Nuclear deal showed diplomacy prevails

    For one year now, the world has been reveling in the ease brought about by the historic, UN-endorsed nuclear accord between Iran and the five veto-holding powers of the U.S., China, Russia, England, France, plus Germany.

  • هاشمی رفسنجانی 2017-01-11 14:37

    By: Ali Kushki  

    Rafsanjani and his political legacy 

  • Kohei Sato, the chief of JICA office in Iran 2016-12-25 08:47

    By Negar Asadi & Ali Kushki 

    ‘Japan seeking to transfer knowledge, experience to Iran’

    TEHRAN - The Japan International Cooperation Agency is seeking to transfer knowledge and experience to the Iranians, Kohei Sato, the chief of JICA office in Iran, has said. 

  • Middle East 2016-12-24 14:46

    By Ali Kushki & Yaser Nadarpour

    Along the soft underbelly of the Middle East

    Over the past two centuries, the Middle East has been at the center of tensions thought to have been primarily ignited and fuelled by international actors.

  • Masoud Zamani 2016-12-24 13:41

    By: M.A. Saki & Ali Kushki 

    Abrogating nuclear deal ‘politically costly’ for Trump: expert

    TEHRAN – Although President-elect Donald Trump can intensify concerns over the future of an international deal between Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., in one way or another, it would be politically “costly” for him to abrogate the pact, Masoud Zamani, an international law expert and academic, told the Tehran Times.

  • Adel Hattab 2016-11-22 10:52

    By M.A. Saki and Ali Kushki 

    Finnish Outotec Oyj sees ties with Iran solidifying 

    TEHRAN – The executive vice president of the Finnish Outotec sees the prospect of relationships with Iranian companies in the field of mineral industry.

  • Ali Kushki 2016-11-01 21:44

    By Ali Kushki

    Foreign Ministry’s 3rd quarterly report on JCPOA and one key point 

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry released on Monday its third quarterly report on BARJAM (the Farsi acronym for the nuclear deal), providing details on the implementation of the pact over the past three months. 

  • شبه جزیره کریمه 2016-10-28 21:07

    By Ali Kushki 

    Does Tehran say yes to Crimea proposal? 

    At no point of time have relations between Tehran and Moscow been so close. More than anything else, this political proximity has been strengthened by Russia’s role in the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. 

  • Finnish Ambassador 2016-10-24 08:49

    By Ali Kushki

    Envoy hails as ‘historic’ Finnish president’s visit to Tehran 

    TEHRAN - Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, at the head of a high-ranking delegation, will visit Tehran in an effort to broaden and deepen ties between Tehran and Helsinki.

  • Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi 2016-10-01 09:40

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Ali Kushki 

    Aleppo-educated Rumi, Messiah missing to an extremist world

    September 30 was the birth anniversary of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian poet and Sufi master born in 1207, and the Rumi Day named in his honor as a globally acclaimed poet.