TEHRAN — “As we go on we realize the Leader was right about America’s disloyalty not only to Iran but to other countries,” Iran’s ICT minister said in an interview with Mehr published on Monday.
Several reports from the front lines of the battle in Mosul suggest that ISIL is on the back foot.
By Conchita Cruz, Swapna Reddy
In recent weeks, raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have made headlines, and have sent entire communities into a state of fear. For one immigrant group — asylum seekers already living in the United States — the fear is especially intense: deportation is a death sentence.
TEHRAN – The Judiciary chief has refuted U.S. allegations that Iran is violating human rights, saying Tehran will not leave such claims “unanswered.”
By Filiz Garip
Building a wall to control immigration from Mexico is hardly a new idea. In October 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act to authorize and partially fund the construction of 700 miles of steel fences and other hurdles along the Mexican border. “This bill will help protect the American people,” Bush said at the time. “This bill will make our borders more secure.”
TEHRAN – Security forces of Iran have said Nazar Zaka, who was arrested in 2015 on suspicion of espionage and had been identified as a Lebanese-American citizen, had a mission to undermine family values and downgrade the status of women in Iran.
By Klaus Brinkbäumer
There are times in life that really do count. Times when a person's character is revealed, when the important is separated from the unimportant.
China on Monday said it had “lodged representations” with the U.S. over Washington’s new sanctions list targeting Iran, which includes Chinese companies and individuals, Reuters reported.
TEHRAN – Moscow is concerned by escalating rhetoric between the United States and Iran, Russia’s ambassador to Tehran has said.
TEHRAN – Federal officials have granted a visa waiver to Fatemeh Reshad, a four-month Iranian baby with a heart defect, to arrive in the U.S. with her parents for surgery.
TEHRAN – The political director of the presidential office has censured the recent anti-Tehran comments by some U.S. officials, saying Washington is trying to depict the Islamic Republic as a major global threat.
No society is immune to acts of terrorism, especially by a lone wolf driven by deep hatreds.
By Daniel R. DePetris
McCain is entitled to decry Trump’s terse phone call with Australia, but not to act as though he is the president.
Marine Le Pen could be France’s next president. Sure, her lead in some polls exaggerates her strength before the field narrows to two candidates -- but voters’ discontent with normal politics isn’t subsiding.
By Andy Critchow
Cozying up to President Donald Trump will require more than barrels of Saudi Arabian oil.
TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani is personally pursuing the confiscation of Iran’s 2 billion dollar assets by the United States, the government spokesman said on Tuesday.
As Iraqi forces end Islamic State’s hold in the country’s second-largest city, politicians are racing to avoid the old mistake of continuing Shia-Sunni divisions. Political reconciliation is the best weapon against terrorist groups.
TEHRAN – A former Iranian foreign minister has said the United States follows a scenario of deception, noting, “At such time we should decide what serves our national interests.”
By Bernie Sanders
In my view, the media spends too much time treating politics like a baseball game, a personality contest or a soap opera. We need to focus less on polls, fundraisers, gaffes and who's running for president in four years, and more on the very serious problems facing the American people -- problems which get relatively little discussion.
By William Ruger
Whether first uttered by baseball player Yogi Berra, Danish physicist Niels Bohr, or someone else, it is true that “it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” Even so, scholars, pundits and policymakers are still eager to jump into the prediction game.
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s revolutionary act – and the 50th of Martin Luther King Jr.’s expanded mission. This year will see the 500th anniversary of a great step in freeing human thinking.
By Eric Walberg
On January 1, 1988, just a year and a half before he passed away on June 3, 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini made a historic move, reaching out the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in a gesture of anti-imperialist solidarity, despite the long hiatus in relations with communist Russia. This was at a time of war against Iraq and continued subversion of Iran by the U.S. and Israel. He sent President Gorbachev his only written message to a foreign leader.
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States has added another challenge to the European Union’s various existent challenges.
In many ways, 2016 was a year of extremes. The world saw a massive wave of political change and natural catastrophes. As the year 2016 comes to an end, here’s a look back at the major headlines and events.
By RASHID KHALIDI
In a speech this week laying out the Obama administration’s parameters for a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, Secretary of State John Kerry stated what has been obvious to most observers for many years: that Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land has all but destroyed the two-state solution. Unfortunately, Kerry’s speech offers far too little, and comes much too late.
TEHRAN- About $150 million worth of Iranian carpets were exported to the United States during the eight months to November 20, IRNA quoted Hamid Kargar, the head of Iran's National Carpet Center, on Monday.
TEHRAN – Iran’s former foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said that the hidden masters who rule the United States are beating the drums against the Islamic Republic and the nuclear agreement.
The U.S. Treasury Department has said that it has amended sanctions imposed on Iran to expand the scope of medical devices and agricultural commodities allowed for export.
TEHRAN – Iran’s armed forces deputy chief of staff on Sunday hailed the Syrian army’s success to recapture the city of Aleppo from terrorist groups after a four-year battle, saying the major victory shattered Washington’s dreams of a disintegrated Syria.