• Mahmood Monshipouri 2018-03-17 10:56

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Tillerson’s Exit and future of Iran Nuclear Deal

    SAN FRANCISCO - Could the departure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from the U.S. Department of State deliver a coup de grace to the Iran nuclear deal? One potential consequence of Tillerson’s ouster is that President Trump would likely pave the way for abandoning the Iran nuclear deal—otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • IRGC seizes big opium cargo destined for Europe 2018-03-12 08:14

    IRGC seizes big opium cargo destined for Europe

    TEHRAN – The intelligence forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have managed to confiscate a major haul of opium destined for Europe, an informed source has said.

  •  Europe 2018-03-07 10:27

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    U.S. and the European Troika's new approach against Iran

    TEHRAN - "Regional negotiations with Iran," is one of the common interests of the United States and the European Union in post-JCPOA period. Meanwhile, France is about to play the role of a "pioneer".

  • No missile talks unless West gives up nuclear arms: Iranian general 2018-03-03 20:58

    No missile talks unless West gives up nuclear arms: Iranian general

    TEHRAN – Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, the deputy chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, says the Islamic Republic will not negotiate on its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe give up their nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

  • Iranian MP voices concerns over return of terrorists to Europe 2018-02-28 08:11

    Iranian MP voices concerns over return of terrorists to Europe

    TEHRAN – Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has voiced concerns over the return of terrorists to their countries in Europe, saying the issue is the greatest challenge that Europe is facing.

  • Zarif says U.S., Europe aware of Iran’s regional influence 2018-02-27 20:29

    Zarif says U.S., Europe aware of Iran’s regional influence

    TEHRAN – The United States and Europe consider Iran as an influential country in the region, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, adding that Iran is the safest country in the region despite all problems.

  • Merkel 2018-02-06 10:01

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Germans are losing power in Europe

    TEHRAN - Germans are deeply concerned about the prolongation of the process of forming a coalition government between the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Social Party.

  • ترزا می 2018-02-05 09:30

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    The dual on Downing Street

    TEHRAN - Brexit is still a hot topic for discussion in the United Kingdom (U.K) and as well other members of the European Union (EU).  Many political experts believe that Brexit talks are not going well, since there is no willingness on either side to carry out the results of the 2016 referendum in England. 

  • مرکل 2018-02-03 10:15

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The chancellor loses her power

    TEHRAN - The situation remains foggy for Europe right now because Germany, as the prime country that has political and economic dominance, continues to suffer from the lack of an "incumbent government”.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-01-30 09:31

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Europe a bundle of contradictions on JCPOA

    Der Spiegel has recently published important news announced by diplomatic circles in Brussels. It said that Germany, France and Britain are aiming to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Diplomatic circles have told Der Spiegel that some Western powers intend to deal with Iran's alleged policy of “destabilizing the region”, as if the West hasn’t already up ended entire nations!

  • ravanchi 2018-01-20 19:00

    Iran, Europe have held talks to remove banking obstacles

    No sense to stay in JCPOA if new conditions set: Takht-Ravanchi

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, deputy director of the presidential chief of staff for political affairs, has said that Iran and Europe have held talks to remove obstacles to banking relations.

  • 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.”

  • نادر انتصار 2018-01-16 10:48

    By Payman Yazdani

    Entessar: EU support for JCPOA needs more than statement

    TEHRAN - Professor of Political Science hopes Iran prepare commensurate response to Trump’s possible withdrawal of the JCPOA beyond issuing condemnatory statements and intensify diplomatic pressure on Europe.

  •  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.” 

  • Farhang-Jahanpour.jpg 2018-01-14 09:55

    By Javad Heirannia

    JCPOA not prohibit development of ballistic missiles by Iran: Professor

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on the Middle East in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, tells the Tehran Times that “It should be remembered that a greater part of the statement released by President Trump is for domestic consumption, and also it is a face-saving formula to persuade his base that he has remained firm in his decision.”

  • 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.”

  • دیدار ترامپ و پوتین در ویتنام‎ 2018-01-13 09:52

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    U.S. look at Russian elections

    TEHRAN - Russia's national election is being held while the United States is trying to interfere in its internal affairs. In other words, the Russian authorities have repeatedly warned the United States about Russia's internal affairs. Recently Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned U.S. officials about this. However, American politicians seem to try to continue their intervention against Vladimir Putin. The ambitious goal of U.S. officials is to weaken Russia's power in the international system.

  • French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, from left, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and EU High Representative of the Foreign Affairs Federica Mogher 2018-01-12 12:38

    Europe urges Trump to honor nuclear deal

    Senior European diplomats have urged the United States not to kill off the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-01-12 11:37

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Beginning of 2018 and Europe's continuous security crises

    TEHRAN - The deployment of nearly 100,000 of security forces in France to protect its citizens and increase security precautions in different countries of the European Union and the Eurozone represents the continuation of terrorism threats in the region. In other words, the "security crisis" is still a serious problem in the Green Continent, and it is likely to show itself in different ways.

  • Brexit 2018-01-08 09:40

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    A deadlock in relations between Britain and Europe 

    2018; the climax of the conflicts over Brexit 

    2018 begins as warnings about the effects and consequences of the Brexit have raised in England! In 2016, we witnessed an important referendum in this country.

  • Austria 2018-01-06 10:12

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The rise of right-wing extremists in Europe

    TEHRAN - The formation of the Austria's coalition government has become a major challenge for other political parties and political groups in Europe. Even in some cases, the presence of the right-wing extremist and the party called "Liberty" in the Austrian government are considered as a constant super-challenge for the Green Continent.

  •  German government 2018-01-02 09:51

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Risky signals in Europe

    TEHRAN - While the German government isn't yet formed, and its two mainstream rivals, the Social Democrats and the Christian-party coalition, are seeking to form a coalition government, German citizens' concerns about their political, social and economic future have increased. It shouldn't be forgotten that, along with the political, security and social crises, economic crises in Germany remain strong. An issue that could affect the vulnerable layers of the German community, including retirees and the elderly, in 2018 and the years after. 

  • ISIL 2018-01-02 09:46

    By Sajad Abedi

    ISIL and security order in heart of Europe

    TEHRAN - The massive acts of terrorists and the catastrophic events of 2017 reflected the new approaches of extremist and radical groups to terrorize the West.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-01-01 08:52

    By Mohammad Ghaderi 

    How Takfiri thinking found way to Europe?

    TEHRAN - When European countries, played a facilitating and complementary role in the regional war which its scenario was written by the Arabic-American and Zionist troika, which led to the destabilization of the inhabitants of Southwest Asia, in particular the two countries of Iraq and Syria, they never thought that they should soon expect a terrible storm.

  •  Angela Merkel 2017-12-27 10:02

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    From Political Deadlock in Germany to Security Crisis in Europe

    TEHRAN _ While the outcome of the two Christian Democrats and Social Democrats' negotiations for a major coalition in Berlin is still unclear, the leader of the German Liberal Democratic Party, in controversial statements, has again essentially questioned the presence of Angela Merkel at the top of the country's governing equations.

  • asylum seekers 2017-12-26 09:32

    By Hanif Ghafari

    Immigrants Crisis in Europe

    TEHRAN _ The European authorities' challenge over the asylum seekers crisis continues. Since the formation of the Austrian coalition government, this challenge has been strengthened. The Austrian coalition consists of the Freedom Party and the Central Right, and this government is one of the main opponents of the current approach of the EU towards asylum seekers. Recent comments by the Austrian Chancellor "Sebastien Kurz" is an indicator of this profound and fundamental opposition.

  • Book review  2017-12-24 10:05

    Book review  

    “American Exceptionalism, Eurocentrism and Otherisation of Muslim”

    Professor Saied Reza Ameli’s scholarly book on “American Exceptionalism, Eurocentrism and Otherisation of Muslim” is an important examination of contemporary debates related to questions of Western oppression and liberation movements. It dishes up nicely an understanding of the rise of global Islamophobia and the difficulties Muslims and others face today. His analysis gets at the roots of this and related contemporary problems, challenges and issues.

  • Ana Palacio 2017/12/21

    By Ana Palacio Former Spanish foreign minister

    Europe’s chance in 2018

    With no looming crisis and only one major election in 2018, the coming year is on track to be one of relative calm for Europe, providing a rare opportunity for the European Union to make progress on long-term challenges, from climate leadership to migration. Three areas, in particular, stand out.