US President Donald Trump has criticised the Iran nuclear deal signed under the Obama administration and has pledged to throw it out.
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared that destroying ISIS would be his top foreign policy priority. He signaled his seriousness about meeting this campaign promise shortly after inauguration day, ordering the Pentagon to develop a plan to more aggressively confront the group.
TEHRAN – Reacting to the recent meetings between U.S. and Saudi officials, Iran’s Foreign Ministry lambasted Riyadh on Friday for acting under the illusion that security is a “buyable” luxury, saying it is committing a “big mistake” in prompting foreign intervention in the Middle East.
By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University
President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.
By M.A. Saki
Chris Cook, an energy market strategist, predicts that the oil price will fall to $35 to $40 per barrel.
TEHRAN – Professor Nader Entessar says the election of Donald Trump, as a “highly volatile, unpredictable and aggressive person”, should be “considered a very important event in the world because of the impact of his still evolving foreign policy on global stability."
TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has implicitly chided former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for writing a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it was out of “diplomatic” etiquette.
The senator Bernie Sanders is right to say Donald Trump is trying to destroy the credibility of the American political system and is using lies so that he can run it unchallenged
By Javad Heirannia
TEHRAN - John Limbert, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, dismisses the view that Iran intends to revive the Persian Empire.
U.S. President Donald Trump called Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal and Iran’s recent missile test, as well as the latest anti-Semitic threats and vandalism in the U.S.
By Frida Ghitis
If you want to fight corruption, elect a woman to office. Then everyone will decide that corruption is utterly intolerable and fight it until the bitter end. Curiously, when men are in power, people find corruption much easier to tolerate.
A proposal by the Trump administration to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization has stalled over warnings from defense and intelligence officials.
TEHRAN – Over 30 Iranian tourism-associated businesses including transport operators and hotel managers are showcasing full charms of the country at the 51st ITB Berlin -- Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin, which wraps up today.
By Conchita Cruz, Swapna Reddy
In recent weeks, raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have made headlines, and have sent entire communities into a state of fear. For one immigrant group — asylum seekers already living in the United States — the fear is especially intense: deportation is a death sentence.
TEHRAN — The Expediency Council secretary has warned President Hassan Rouhani against the dangers of taking a soft line toward the new U.S. government, IRIB reported on Wednesday.
WikiLeaks, in a stunning move, released what it called “the largest ever publication of confidential documents” on America’s premier intelligence agency, the CIA. There are two takeaways.
TEHRAN – The head of the UN World Tourism Organization on Tuesday expressed disapproval of the freshly revised U.S. travel ban as an approach that still limits tourism, yet hailed Iran’s positive stance on welcoming inbound passengers.
Seyed Mohammad Hashemi
CNN's Fareed Zakaria on his GPS program said in February that “a senior European leader who attended the Munich Security Conference last week (17-19 Feb.) observed that despite some reassuring words from senior American officials, many of us are convinced that the White House is trying to elect Le Pen in France and defeat Merkel in Germany. And there is heavy talk Stephen Bannon about weakening the European Union and destroying the established order.”
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Tuesday that Iran’s counter-measure against the U.S. visa ban is still in place.
By Farhana Khera & Johnathan Smith
President Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries experienced nearly universal defeat in the federal courts. On Monday, he issued a revised version of that order, but it still suffers from a fundamental, and fatal, flaw: It constitutes unlawful religious discrimination.
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced as untrue a recent U.S. report accusing Iran of falling short of international standards for free elections, ISNA reported.
By MAX FISHER
An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.
Like a lot of his plans, Donald Trump’s proposal for military spending is both abundantly clear and maddeningly vague. He wants to devote a whole lot more money to the Pentagon, as demonstrated by his budget outline and address to Congress. But the president’s plan is too ill-defined and arbitrary to make much sense.
TEHRAN – A top Iranian diplomat underscored on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is left with no other options but to extend the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran though one of his most vocal riffs during the campaign trail was "rip it up”.
In coming days, President Trump is expected to decide whether to send thousands of combat troops into Syria to attack Islamic State (ISIL).
DID YOU KNOW that the Trump administration almost went to war with Iran at the start of February?
By Frida Ghitis
Not a day goes by in the Netherlands without President Donald Trump making news. If you're an American traveling overseas, you have likely been buttonholed by locals asking you to explain what is going on with the new administration.
TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Monday that Donald Trump’s administration will abide by the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
TEHRAN – On Sunday, the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Sunday included an article in the country’s next year national budget plan to take a certain action against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on banning visa for Iranian nationals.
By Richard Wolffe
There’s a reason why political operators like Steve Bannon have never sat on the national Security Council that effectively decides whether the United States should go to war. It’s the same reason why Bannon’s new seat on the NSC is such a threat to the security of the United States and its allies: because he’s permanently at war.