Middle East


  •  Filip Kovacevic 2018-01-14 10:10

    By Payman Yazdani

    People support, strategic external partnership to push back U.S. threat against Iran: Kovacevic

    TEHRAN - Filip Kovacevic, professor of geopolitics, University of San Francisco believes the only way to thwart the U.S. threats against Iran’s Establishment is to meet the needs of people inside and having strategic external partnerships. 

  • In many places farmers have overused underground aquifers that have taken thousands of years to form, drawing down the fossil water much faster than it can be replaced. The Ogallala aquifer in the Ame 2018/01/13

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Using fossil water is a soft option, reappraise it

    First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has recently ordered studying the possibility of tapping into the country’s underground supplies of fossil water.

  • IRGC 2018-01-09 10:02

    By Sajad Abedi

    IRGC and its important role in countering security threats and safeguarding Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN - Iran, unlike countries that, without relying on the pillars of power inside to achieve national security, tend to be in the process of uniting and winning a few foreign powers, it is fully reliant on domestic capabilities and capabilities.

  • Mazhari 2018-01-03 10:24

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    What makes Iran stronger than Saudi Arabia?

    TEHRAN - After the return of economic prosperity in Lebanon, Saad Hariri declared his resignation in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian influence across the region and claiming he feared the same fate as his assassinated father if he remained leader. That was the spark that ignited the fire of war against Iran and served to remind the Lebanese of their civil war in which many lives were lost. Subsequently Hariri suspended his resignation after two weeks which prompted many questions and suspicion.

  • Sigmar Gabriel 2017-12-25 09:01

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    What Is Germany's Position on the JCPOA?

    Sigmar Gabriel German Foreign Minister who is also one of the leaders of the Social-Democratic Party in the country, has recently held talks with members of the U.S. Congress over what he calls "preservation of the JCPOA". The German foreign ministry wrote in a Twitter post:

  • بازدید سرلشگر باقری رییس ستاد کل نیروهای مسلح از نمایشگاه دست آوردهای بومی قرارگاه پدافند هوایی 2017-12-24 20:55

    Military chief: Iran’s security owed to ‘strategic deterrence’

    TEHRAN - Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forces, said on Sunday that Iran’s security comes from “strategic deterrence” which is “dynamic”.

  • ISIL 2017-12-23 09:31

    By Sajad Abedi

    ISIL and proxy war; Increasing Iranian influence and power in the region

    TEHRAN _ The expansion of ISIL's militant group's activities geographically and inhumanely cannot undoubtedly be achieved without the coordination and support of the security apparatus of the countries of the region and the world.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-12-23 08:46

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Trump’s Security Strategy: Upending Virtues of Multilateralism

    President Trump articulated a new national security strategy on December 18, 2017, largely premised on a populist speech filled with the echoes of his campaign mantra of patriotism, prosperity and pride.   

  • araqchi 2017-12-19 20:47

    ‘Water diplomacy’ essential for West Asia, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that “water diplomacy” is the most important necessity in water-hungry West Asia and this should be dealt with as a “security” issue.

  • Martin Love 2017-12-19 11:06

    By Martin Love  

    Moral objection valid

    North Carolina _  This is part personal, it is passionate, but it is nonetheless fully substantiated by facts and long study, experience and observation, real time objective observation, over decades. And after a while, if a person has half a brain and heart, one stops mincing words and throws caution to the winds and tries hard to tell and write truths that some others don’t want to hear and they, the others, try to squash such truth telling. But here goes, from an American journalist no less writing gladly for an Iranian newspaper.

  • zarif 2017-12-18 20:09

    Zarif: Iran seeking interests in a stable, prosperous Mideast

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran is seeking its interests in a “powerful”, “prosperous” and “stable” Middle East.

  • Hessameddin Ashena 2017-12-16 20:56

    West Asia might collapse: advisor

    TEHRAN – Hessameddin Ashena, an advisor to President Rouhani, warned on Saturday that Western Asia might collapse in the near future, unless regional countries resolve their problems.

  • zarif 2017-12-16 20:50

    Certain countries catch cold when Trump sneezes: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that certain countries in the region depend too much on major powers, noting they catch a cold when U.S. President Donald Trump sneezes.

  • Semih Idiz 2017-12-13 10:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    Turkish expert: Egypt stance toward Iran affected by Cairo-Riyadh ties 

    TEHRAN _ Turkish Political analyst Semih Idiz says Cairo's position on Iran is driven not only by its close ties to Saudi Arabia, but because as a major Arab power it is also concerned about the increasing Iranian influence in the Middle East.

  • Nuray Mert 2017-11-25 09:47

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. failed to fulfill its aims in Mid-East: Turkish expert

    TEHRAN _ Professor of political science, Istanbul University Nuray Mert, believes the U.S. and its allies failed to fulfill their regional aims to disintegrate Middle East. 

  • Nosratollah Tajik 2017-11-11 09:25

    BY Nosratollah Tajik

    Leaked secret cable confirms Israeli-Saudi coordination to provoke war in Mid-East

    Former Ambassador to Jordan, Nosratollah Tajik says Leaked Secret Israeli Zionist regime's Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination to Provoke War in Middle East. 

  • Tehran to host security conference on January 8 2017-11-07 09:30

    Tehran to host security conference on January 8

    TEHRAN – Jamal Shafi’ee, the chief of the Center for Strategic Studies of National Security, said on Monday that the second conference on regional security will be held in Tehran on January 8.

  • دیدار وزیر امور خارجه با سفرای کشورهای کوبا و قبرس 2017-11-06 20:06

    Zarif: Visits to Saudi Arabia ‘hazardous’ to region 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that visits by foreign officials to Saudi Arabia have “proved hazardous to regional health”.

  • Thomas Berger 2017-10-08 09:55

    by Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Sanctions alone won't get North Korea to give up nuclear arms: Boston professor

    TEHRAN - A professor of international relations from Boston University believes that economic sanctions alone will not prompt North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

  • دیدارهای امروز محمد جواد ظریف وزیر امور خارجه 2017-09-05 20:27

    Zarif: Iran made its way into regional security equations

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Iran has successfully managed to bring itself to the core of regional security equations.

  • Europe 2017-08-30 03:06

    By Andrew Hammond

    The EU isn’t getting weaker – in fact, it’s planning to have its own army

    Emmanuel Macron hosts his German, Spanish and Italian counterparts in Paris on Monday after a morale-boosting few weeks for the EU.

  • us 2017-08-26 09:20

    Iran urges U.S. to stop meddling in regional countries’ affairs

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Thursday that the U.S. must stop meddling in domestic affairs of the countries in the Middle East region.

  • سردار سلیمانی 2017-08-22 10:04

    Soleimani says Iran highly influential in regional stability

    TEHRAN – Senior Iranian military commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has said Iran is a central element of stability in the volatile Middle East.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-08-15 14:40

    By Hossein Askari, George Washington University professor

    America’s foreign policy moral deficit and losing the Middle East

    Politicians the world over claim to support human rights in the conduct of foreign policy. They do so to project “humanitarianism and rightfulness,” but in practice they pay little or no attention to anything but narrow national and personal interests.

  • zarif 2017-08-11 06:16

    Zarif: No intention to aggravate tension with Saudis

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran has no intention to aggravate the already strained relation with Saudi Arabia.

  • Mehdi Sepahvand 2017-08-09 19:52

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    Kissinger, newest-comer in the ‘Persian Empire’ folly

    TEHRAN – Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned in an article for CapX last week that Iran should not be allowed to fill the power vacuum that will be created when ISIS is wiped out.

  • china 2017-08-01 09:10

    By Dominique Moisi

    A China card for the Middle East

    The list of crises plaguing the Middle East is growing. In Yemen, a civil war rages amid an uncontrollable cholera epidemic.

  • Olli Heinonen 2017-07-24 12:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    Olli Heinonen: No strong will to create WMD-free Middle East 

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that there is no strong will among Middle East countries to push for a “weapons of mass destruction free zone”.

  • موسويان 2017-07-16 14:50

    Understanding Iranian threat perceptions

    A pervasive perception in US policy circles and among US allies is that Iran seeks hegemony in the Middle East. Israel and other regional states often claim that Iran wishes to "revive the Persian Empire." While such claims would be dismissed as farcical by any Iranian official, it is important to note that such sentiment lies at the root of the current standoff between Iran, its regional rivals and the United States.

  • Margaret Ryan 2017-07-11 12:18

    By Ali Kushki

    Iranian market ‘only’ trustable one in Middle East: consultancy company 

    Exclusive – Head of a consultancy company based in Tehran says the country is “the only market” that European firms can really trust in the beleaguered Middle East.