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  • Javani 2018-02-16 12:03

    By Yadollah Javani

    "U.S. sees own interests as benchmark for good, evil"

    TEHRAN - A political analyst has blasted the U.S.’ double-standard policies towards Iran, saying the White House regards its own interests as a barometer of good and evil. Political commentator Yadollah Javani has, in an article published on the Persian-language Basirat news website, weighed in on Washington's double standards vis-à-vis Iran and Iranian people. The full text of the analytical piece follows.

  • Mosque Brussels 2018-02-14 17:06

    By Dr. James M. Dorsey

    Surrendering a Brussels mosque: A Saudi break with ultra-conservatism?

    Saudi Arabia, in an indication that it is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism, has agreed to surrender control of the Great Mosque in Brussels.

  •  Hesam al-Dajani 2018-02-14 11:50

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Iran-Qatar strong ties, a threat to U.S., says professor al-Dajani

    TEHRAN - A professor of political science at al-Ummah University in Gaza believes that Washington, whose strategic interest is at stake in the broken ties between Qatar and three members of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, is making every effort to mend the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC)’s diplomatic spat.

  • Martin Love 2018/02/12

    By Martin Love

    Pence and the troubling prospect he is

    I enjoy a number of news sources about Iran here in the US. This is the wonder of the Internet.

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with Speaker of the Senegalese Parliament Moustapha Niasse 2018-02-11 12:48

    By: Javad Heiran-Nia & Somayeh Khomarbaghi

    Saudi Arabia, Iran compete in Sahel

    TEHRAN –Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate are supporting the Sahel Joint Military Force, the latest indication of a competition for influence with Iran in West Africa. 

  • zarif 2018-02-07 11:02

    Zarif: Iran’s security dependent on people

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Monday called Iran the safest country in West Asia and said this is owed to people’s involvement in determining their own destiny.

  • Yemen 2018-02-05 10:47

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Saudi forces clash with UAE militia over power in Yemen

    TEHRAN - The dispute between Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen, which has precedent, is intensifying as of late.  The struggle between the two forces has peaked in Aden, a region located in southern Yemen.

  • 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.”

  • محمد بن سلمان ولیعهد عربستان 2018-02-04 10:35

    By Javad Heirannia 

    Bin Salman’s reforms in Saudi Arabia: Threats and chances

    TEHRAN - Samuel Huntington believes that phenomenon of revolution is related to the characteristics of new communities and product of the fast process of social – economic renovation beside of non – development of the political institutions in order to attract and participation of the new forces.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-02-03 08:39

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘PGCC will never be the same’

    TEHRAN - A senior expert on Arab affairs who teaches international business at George Washington University believes that “Qatar can never again trust Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) will never be the same.”

  • Commander: Iran riots stirred by U.S., Saudis, MKO 2018-01-28 07:48

    Commander: Iran riots stirred by U.S., Saudis, MKO

    TEHRAN – Rasoul Sanaee Raad, the IRGC deputy chief for political affairs, says the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) were responsible for the recent riots in a number of Iranian cities.

  • IRGC seizes explosives in southeast Iran 2018-01-27 20:18

    IRGC arrests 16 Daesh loyalists in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Forces from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) clashed with Daesh-affiliated militants in western Iran on Saturday, arresting 16 of them.

  • دیدار فرستاده ویژه سازمان ملل در امور یمن با علی شمخانی 2018-01-26 20:34

    Shamkhani: Weakening Iran is a ‘shattered dream’

    TEHRAN - Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has said efforts by enemies to weaken Iran or change its ruling system are just a “shattered dream”.

  • zarif 2018-01-26 15:17

    U.S., S. Arabia can’t change facts, Iran's Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia cannot change the facts about Iran’s role in helping defeat ISIS, also called Daesh.

  • Intelligence Ministry arrests elements behind unrest 2018-01-24 20:19

    Iran nips Saudi-pushed terror attack in bud

    TEHRAN – Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents have nipped in bud a Saudi-operated scheme to carry out terrorist bombing in the Islamic Republic.

  •  Yemen 2018-01-20 09:48

    Story of endless suffering in Yemen

    Nearly 3 years have passed since the Saudi invasions of the defenseless people of Yemen. This is while the war crimes committed in this country are barely seen elsewhere throughout history.

  • Britain 2018-01-20 04:29

    By Joe Odell

    Britain should take inspiration from Norway's principled stance on the UAE

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently announced it has suspended sales of arms and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Saudi Arabia 2018-01-19 01:09

    By David Gardner

    How Trump’s Jerusalem move compromises fragile ally Jordan

    Of all the acts of political vandalism Donald Trump has committed during his first year in the White House, among the most gratuitous was his decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It thereby foreclosed on any possible two-state outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which the occupied Arab east of the holy city would become the capital of an independent Palestine.

  • رقص شمشیر ترامپ 2018-01-17 10:08

    By Former U.S. Diplomat

    Saudi burden on America’s shoulders; is it really worth it?

    One of the hottest topics presented and talked about by Donald Trump during his campaign trail was the necessity of a meaningful decrease in the expenses the US bears in the foreign relations and to encourage allies to pay their share.

  • rouhani 2018-01-16 20:05

    Rouhani urges Islamic states to reduce dependence on foreigners

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that it is necessary that Islamic countries abandon division and reduce dependence on foreigners through reliance on domestic capacities.

  • Iran 2018-01-16 04:45

    By Abu Yahya Al Hassani

    What happening in Persia

    The latest unrest in Iran was not by no means worse than what happened to the country during the Shah time and later during Saddam Hussein’s ruling in Iraq.

  • لیگ قهرمانان آسیا 2018-01-13 19:56

    Saudi Arabia, the UAE mix politics with sports

    There is "no justification" for direct government intervention in the governance of the game, but it seems Saudi Arabia and the UAE are adamant to reaffirm their stance which is NOT playing in Iran and Qatar.

  • Mousavian 2018-01-06 12:33

    By Seyyed Hossein Mousavian

    Contrasting leadership styles in the Saudi-Iran conflict

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is steadily consolidating power in Riyadh and positioning himself to become the most powerful ruler in Saudi history. His rise has been accompanied with a ratcheting up of hostilities against Iran and even war rhetoric. As Saudi-Iran tensions increase, the lived experiences and leadership styles of the 78-year-old Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and 32-year-old MBS will decide the future of peace and stability in the region.

  • CIA, Israel, Saudi Arabia behind protests: Iran’s prosecutor 2018-01-05 19:59

    CIA, Israel, Saudi Arabia behind protests: Iran’s prosecutor

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, Iran's prosecutor general, said on Thursday that the CIA, the Zionists and Saudi Arabia were behind the recent unrest in various cities across the country. 

  • 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.

  • Security chief blames S. Arabia for Iran unrest 2018-01-02 19:54

    Security chief blames S. Arabia for Iran unrest

    TEHRAN – The recent riots in Iran were fueled by “proxy war” against Iran by certain countries including Saudi Arabia, secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday.

  • حمیدرضا آصفی 2017-12-31 11:47

    Ex-diplomat: U.S., Saudis seeking to misuse civil protests in Iran

    TEHRAN – Backed by the U.S., the Saudi regime is trying to take advantage of the civil protests and freedom of expression in Iran to achieve its political objectives and foment chaos, a former Iranian ambassador and Foreign Ministry spokesperson has warned.

  • UAE 2017-12-31 09:12

    By Osama Abu Irshaid

    The UAE’s destructive policies… Why?

    In a matter of a few days, the UAE created two diplomatic crises with Turkey and Tunisia. This has been added to its shameful record in the region and its destruction of its structure.

  • Cleric: Saudis should be ‘shameful’ of Yemen massacre 2017-12-30 08:44

    Cleric: Saudis should be ‘shameful’ of Yemen massacre

    TEHRAN – Tehran's interim Friday prayer leader strongly criticized Saudi Arabia's attacks on Yemen that has caused a disastrous situation in the poor Arab country, urging Riyadh to stop killing people, IRNA reported.