Javad Heirannia

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  • nephew 2018-05-23 11:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    There are various means for EU to undermine U.S. sanctions: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “There are various means for the EU to undermine U.S. sanctions and thereby provide assurance to business, but they require a confrontation with Iran.”

  • Bennett Johnston 2018-05-08 12:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump shows wishes to withdraw from JCPOA: former senator

    TEHRAN – Bennett Johnston, an American politician in the Democratic Party and lobbyist who represented Louisiana in the United States Senate is the current chairman of the American-Iranian Council. Mr. Johnston is of the opinion that “Trying to predict what President Trump will do is a fool’s errand, but it does appear that every indication is that he wishes to withdraw from JCPOA.”

  • Trump and EU 2018-03-16 12:49

    By Mohammad Ghaderi and Javad Heiran-Nia

    Europe, Iran baffled by U.S. position on nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “the worst deal ever” for the U.S.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-03-13 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘Saudis may not give up their right to enriching uranium, reprocessing plutonium’

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that the newly revealed documents of the U.S. State Department “The Saudis are concerned about Iran's nuclear program and want to ensure that they are in possession of a similarly advanced one.”

  • نادر انتصار 2018-02-24 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudi-UAE move in the Sahel region is for rivalry with Iran: Prof. Entessar

    TEHRAN – Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says that “Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been looking at the Sahel region of West Africa as a major source of investment.”

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-02-13 10:40

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran is very different from North Korea: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says “Iran has been very helpful in unilaterally limiting the range of its ballistic missiles to 2000 kilometers.” 

  • Persian Gulf 2018-02-07 09:30

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Javad Heirannia

    The security complex of Persian Gulf

    In accord with Barry Buzan’s understanding of Regional Security Complex, the Persian Gulf region is itself a security complex made up of friendship and enmity between nation states, communities, and individuals.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-02-05 10:29

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump administration lacks diplomatic skill to reconcile PGCC: Bianchi

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that the Trump administration lacks the diplomatic skills to resolve conflicts that are destroying the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).

  • Paul Pillar 2018-02-05 10:18

    By Javad Heirannia

    Ex-CIA analyst suggests PGCC talks may resolve crisis 

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was a CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “The United States not only wants to maintain friendly relations with both sides in the PGCC dispute but also has important military and security cooperation with each side.”

  •  Gautam Adhikari 2018-01-24 09:58

    By Javad Heirannia

    India's military operations with U.S. in Afghanistan unlikely: expert

    TEHRAN - Gautam Adhikari, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), says it is “India has been long involved in Afghanistan's reconstruction and attempted recovery.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-01-14 09:10

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump wants to destroy Iran’s ability to defend itself against aggressors: Professor

    TEHRAN – A senior expert in Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University is of the view that Trump in reality “wants to destroy Iran’s ability to defend itself against aggressors from the region and farther afield.”

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-01-03 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. new strategy isn’t much different from previous administrations: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “The new U.S. strategy only sets out the broad outlines of American priorities, which in fact are not much different from those of previous administrations, or for that matter any other nation, namely security and economic prosperity.”

  • Lendman 2018-01-02 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    Ongoing protests in Iran were CIA/Mossad orchestrated: Lendman

    TEHRAN- U.S. columnist Stephen Lendman says that “I strongly suspect ongoing protests in Iran were CIA/Mossad orchestrated, another futile color revolution attempt sure to fail.” 

  • Robert Jervis 2017-12-29 14:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    Soft power does not major concern to Trump administration: Robert Jervis

    TEHRAN - Robert Jervis, a professor of international politics at Columbia University, says so called "soft power" does not seem to be of major concern to Trump administration. Congress apparently won't take Trump up on the request for general legislation on JCPOA and “probably will deadlock on most relevant measures,” Jervis tells the Tehran Times.

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2017-12-23 09:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. is increasingly isolated: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN - A former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says “The significance of diplomacy has declined during the Trump Administration and the U.S. is increasingly isolated and looked at more as a problem than for its leadership as a result.” 

  • نادر انتصار 2017-12-16 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Difficult to predict future of Baghdad's political currents: expert

    TEHRAN – Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says “it is difficult to predict the future of Baghdad's political currents.” 

  • Olli Heinonen 2017-12-13 09:59

    By Javad Heirannia

    Section T permits Iran work on non-nuclear weapon applications of detonators: Heinonen

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that “According to Section T Iran is permitted to work on non-nuclear weapon applications of detonators, which find their use for example in the oil-industry. In order to do so, Tehran has to request permission from the Joint Commission (JC).”

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2017-12-12 10:40

    By Javad Heirannia

    Turkey and Egypt would like to defuse mutual tensions because: SISU professor

    TEHRAN - A professor of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) says “Turkey and Egypt would like to defuse mutual tensions because both countries are trying to adjust to a rapidly changing balance of power in the Middle East that strongly favors Iran and Russia instead of Saudi Arabia and the United States.”

  • Hossein Askari 2017-12-05 10:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudi Arabia has a weak army: Hossein Askari

    TEHRAN – A senior expert in Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University is of the view that “But Saudi Arabia, with a weak army, sees Egypt and Jordan as source of military manpower.”

  • Daryl Kimball 2017-12-04 10:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. should respect its nuclear sanctions relief commitments: Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, is the opinion that “all parties must continue to respect their JCPOA commitments.”

  • Mark Fitzpatrick 2017-12-02 10:15

    By Javad Heirannia

    Amano's position is different from Nikki Haley: Fitzpatrick

    TEHRAN - Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the non-proliferation program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), says that “Amano's position remains different from that of Amb Haley.  She wants the IAEA to seek access to military sites whether or not there is any reason for suspicion.”

  • شیرین هانتر 2017-11-22 10:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudis are treating Hariri with scorn and like a lackey: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “It is quite obvious that Hariri has resigned because of Saudi Pressure. Hariri, like his father Rafiq, is close to Saudi Arabia, and the family made their fortune there.”