‘We are ready’ for any eventuality, Salehi asserts
Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that Iran will “act appropriately” if U.S. President Donald Trump “tear up” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name for the nuclear deal.
The presidential handover observed all the usual civilities, but the tone of Trump’s speech marked a frightening change in America.
By Mary Dejevsky
For the transatlantic alliance to survive the Trump presidency, it will need a head who is far more dynamic and free-thinking than the former prime minister.
by Uri Savir
The new secretary-general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, sees in the Paris peace conference on Jan. 15 a realization of his long-held view that peace and conflict resolution can only be achieved and sustained through ongoing multilateral diplomacy. Guterres is now contemplating how to leverage the expected outcomes of the conference.
By staff and agencies
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that the EU will stand by the Iran nuclear accord.
By Patrick Cockburn
Think the American political system will stop Donald Trump exercising ultimate power? The same was said about Turkey’s President Erdogan
Manic sensitivity to criticism is a hallmark of both men. In Trump’s case this is exemplified by his tweeted denunciation of critics such as Meryl Streep, while in Turkey 2,000 people have been charged with insulting the president.
By Medea Benjamin
According to new figures, the U.S. dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian
For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One exception, however, will be Iran, which has come to develop one of the most hostile relationships in all international politics with the United States.
A senior Republican senator has said that the incoming Trump administration would not “tear up” the Iranian nuclear agreement, but would focus on enforcing the deal more strictly, the Guardian reported.
By Masoud Zamani
TEHRAN - 'As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,' reckoned the president-elect Trump in the wake of the Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli settlements, and thereby sketching his UN related policies. But exactly how different things will and can be as to the UN after Jan 20th? Yes, neither Trump nor the republican establishment as a whole exactly represents the champion of multilateralism inherent in the work of U.N. Nonetheless, the Trump administration may turn out to be more serious of a threat to U.N than any of its republican predecessors.
By Farhad Rezaei
The election of Donald Trump has introduced a sea change in American foreign policy. Trump’s vision has fateful and potentially devastating ramifications for the Middle East, and Iran in particular. In a nutshell, Trump was propelled to power by a brand of populism known as “national-racial populism” (as opposed to the progressive class-based populism embraced by the Left). During the campaign, Trump spoke out against Mexicans, Muslims and other minorities who, in his view, threaten the national interests of America’s white population.
By Jason Le Miere
As the year ends very much as it began – with political turmoil and shocking celebrity deaths – many are making clear they cannot wait for 2016 to come to an end. Yet there are far from any guarantees 2017 will be any better.
TEHRAN – Tehran and Washington are to hold a meeting on issues concerning the implementation of the nuclear deal, a day before deputy foreign ministers of 5+1 countries and Iran gather to meet to assess a complaint by Iran that the new U.S. Congress move goes against the nuclear deal, ISNA reported on Sunday.
By staff and agency
Financial Times published a report on Thursday predicting that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will not collapse in 2017.
TEHRAN – A number of books by the president-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump, which have been published in Persian, will be reviewed during a session at Tehran’s Book Exchange Center on Tuesday.
By: Seyyed Mohammad Eslami
“Let it be an arms race!” This is the message of the new American president to the world. This was while the international community was dreaming about a world without nuclear arms.
By Rajesh Dutt
An increasingly interconnecting world makes countries vulnerable to events in others. Seven years after the American subprime crisis shook the whole world, global economic shocks keep coming. 2016 witnessed several events that ended up impacting economies all over the world, for good and bad.
By: M.A. Saki & Ali Kushki
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.
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“This is a holy war. This is essentially the Constitution versus the Quran on every level.”
By M.A. Saki
TEHRAN - Gautam Adhikari, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC, tells the Tehran Times that the future global security primarily lies in close interaction between Beijing and Washington.
By Cal Thomas
The vice president-elect says growth is the key
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon Mobil Corp's Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday, praising the business leader as a successful international deal maker who has led a global operation.
Donald Trump’s appointments to his new administration continue to confound critics of the president-elect.
By Jeff Nesbit
It’s official. We have our first reality TV president. The news that President-elect Donald Trump is going to remain an executive producer of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice while also running the national government from the Oval Office in the White House should not have surprised anyone.
TEHRAN – British Ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton said on Wednesday that the ascendency of Donald Trump to U.S. presidency will not impact the implementation of the nuclear deal, ISNA reported.
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“If voting could change anything it would be made illegal!” —Robert S. Borden, M.D. in 1976 Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, or did he? In a surrealistic scenario, third party candidate Jill Stein is feverishly filing for recounts of the popular vote in an expensive exercise that, if not irrelevant, appears to be of no benefit to her. Moreover, with the Obama administration accusing Russia of hacking to influence the election, and Trump having warned of rigging beforehand, we are seeing the advent of what could be termed a post-reality America.
TEHRAN – Iran has made no contact with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team over an internationally-backed nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, including the U.S.
By Mahmood Monshipouri and Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani
The nuclear deal laid the foundation for future diplomacy between Tehran and Washington, while bolstering moderate Iranian leadership at home as well as sending a clear signal to the United States of the worldwide recognition of Iran’s right to civilian nuclear technology. President-elect Donald Trump frequently spoke against Iran’s nuclear deal on the campaign trail, giving a vague ultimatum to the Iranian government that he would roll back the Obama administration’s policy of engagement with Tehran if he becomes the president. To dismantle this hard-won diplomatic achievement, which have benefited not only Iran and the United States, but also the rest of the region, is likely to have disastrous consequences. Two questions worth contemplating at this juncture: (1) how would the new U.S. administration react to the Iran deal? and (2) will terminating the deal benefit the United States over the longer term?
By staff and agency
Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has said it would be the “height of folly” for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to tear up the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
TEHRAN - Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Tuesday that Iran acts based on “dignity”, “wisdom” and “expediency” in the face of the U.S. sanctions and hostile stances.