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  • US spy drone 2019-06-25 20:55

    By Farhad Daneshvar

    U.S. sanctions on Iran kill off faint hopes of diplomatic solution 

    The latest U.S. sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the announcement on plans to sanction Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have apparently been interpreted as President Donald Trump’s bad will by many in Iran. 

  • Trump 2019-06-24 14:02

    By Martin Love

    Trump has a moment of sanity that begs for continuance

    NORTH CAROLINA - “Cocked and loaded” Donald Trump claimed the U.S. military was, just before, as he alleges, he decided not to attack Iran last week because the lives of an estimated “150 Iranians” were too heavy a cost for the downing of an unmanned drone that was brought down in Iran’s territorial waters while on a spy mission. What is one supposed to think? That Trump suddenly has a heart? That he has a brain? Well, maybe a bit of the latter for a moment. It is, in any case, not hard to speculate about what happened:

  • Ali Shamkhani 2019-06-23 10:53

    By Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council

    Why Leader has given different responses to different U.S. presidents? 

    TEHRAN - A few years ago, when Barack Obama, former President of U.S. sent a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Leader told the Iranian officials that he will answer the letter. However, in his recent meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ayatollah Khamenei said Trump does not “deserve” a response.

  • Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council 2019-06-22 12:08

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The necessity of “effective reaction” against U.S. hybrid war

    TEHRAN - The recent trip of Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council to Russia was of crucial importance, especially because he talked about “hybrid threats” posed by United States to Iran and other world countries.

  • US president Donald Trump 2019-06-20 01:51

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Florida polls leave Trump in massive shock

    TEHRAN - It seems that these days even mentioning the names of organizations and agencies like Quinnipiac University, New York Times, Washington Post and recently even Fox news will traumatize Donald Trump, the American president.

  • explosion of oil tanker in the Sea of Oman 2019-06-19 12:05

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Pompeo’s plot: U.S. stages Gulf of Tonkin revival in Gulf of Oman

    “It is the assessment of the United States government that Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.”    —U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Straits of Hormuz 2019-06-19 11:47

    By Martin Love

    Iran is wisest not to damage burgeoning favorable opinion

    NORTH CAROLINA - Has the current American government become so sanguine as to assume the American people believe dubious charges that Iran attacked ships near the Straits of Hormuz? Well, maybe it has, and the American people have become or remain that blind or ignorant to believe what the Trump gang tells them.

  • U.S.-EU 2019-06-15 10:33

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Why should Europe get away from the White House?

    Although less than a month has passed since the European Parliamentary elections, the traditional European parties are still in shock because of the failure of the election. The failure of the traditional European parties in three countries, Britain, Germany and France, shows that European authorities will have a difficult path to overcome social, political, economic and security crises.

  • Trump 2019-06-14 13:40

    By Martin Love

    Nothing is so dangerous as a wounded beast backed into a corner by itself…

    NORTH CAROLINA - Trump’s foreign policy slant in the past year has gone so far off the rails touting the demands of right-wing Zionists and their supporters both in Israel and the U.S. that the U.S. is rarely seen as anything but a dangerous, rogue element across the world stirring up enmity and harm.

  • Abe/Rouhani 2019-06-12 11:13

    By Chris Cook

    A Low Carbon Enlightenment

    In the first of two articles on energy strategy (Tehran Times 10th June 2019) I observed how the US implemented a physical energy strategy of Energy Dominance in the 18 months to 1st January 2019. The strategic US aim is to control global oil and gas markets by exporting almost unlimited Molecules of US Freedom of shale oil and associated natural gas.

  • Donald Trump 2019-06-11 11:44

    By Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi

    Post-JCPOA talks and the Deal of Century: Two sides of the same coin

    TEHRAN - One year ago, U.S. abandoned its nuclear deal with Iran and imposed a wide range of sanctions on Iran. Furthermore, over the last year, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Economic War Room, created by Donald Trump’s administration, adopted a series of strategies to impede Iran from exporting oil and transferring foreign exchange to other countries. 

  • abe 2019-06-08 23:50

    By Payman Yazdani

    The odds of success for Japanese PM's visit to Iran

    TEHRAN – U.S. President’s recent retreat from his previous rhetoric stances towards Iran should not be misinterpreted as the White House’s retreat from its policy of ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran. In line with its maximum pressure on Iran policy, on Friday the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran that target the country's petrochemical industry, including its largest petrochemical holding group, the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC).

  • International Quds Day 2019-06-02 10:55

    By Yusuf Abdullah

    The International Quds Day

    NIGERIA - In the name of Allah who states "Glory be to Him Who made His servant go on a night from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque of which We have blessed the precincts, so that We may show to him some of our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing" Q17:1

  • Najeeb Maigatari 2019-06-01 11:51

    By Najeeb Maigatari

    Understanding the Israeli occupation of Palestine

    NIGERIA/ JIGAWA - The idea of nation and nationalism came of age during the early nineteenth century and the trend started with the establishment of a modern state in Western Europe. Until then, the predominant form of political organization in the world was ‘premodern’ in nature, formally the empire state. It was the European aspiration to colonize and dominate most of the countries, in part which it actually did; that awakened the people to the idea of depending their nations (nationalism).

  • Iran 2019-05-29 12:59

    By Martin Love

    Iran’s potentials despite economic sanctions must be realized eventually

    NORTH CAROLINA - From afar one can’t help thinking about how lucky Iran really is in many respects. I mean this sincerely.

  • U.S. - Iran 2019-05-28 15:18

    By Martin Love

    There are good reasons why Iran won’t fold to U.S. extremism

    TEHRAN - President Donald Trump claims the vast Military Industrial Complex, otherwise known as the MIC, which has become everything Eisenhower in 1960 warned against, is somehow “pressuring” him in to war on Iran.

  • بورس نفت 2019-05-24 10:45

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    From Bazaar to Bourse

    On 20th May 2019, the Shana news agency reported that NIOC on the instructions of the Ministry of Petroleum will undertake, pursuant to the current Iranian year budget law, a sales programme of six million barrels per month of Iranian Light and Heavy Crude Oil and Iranian gas condensates on the IRENEX exchange platform. These sales will be priced in US dollars against UK Brent/BFOE (BWave) and Dubai US $ price benchmarks. I am unaware of any reason why this programme should be any more successful than the last, but it is possible that potential buyers have been discreetly found who are willing and able to buy this material.

  • Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-05-21 11:52

    By Ammar Muhammad Rajab

    How Sheikh Zakzaky distributes foodstuffs to the needy for fasting for the past 20 years        

    NIGERIA/ ABUJA - The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has distributed foodstuffs worth millions of naira to the needy on the occasion of this year’s fasting season to help mitigate the suffering of the poor and the needy in Zaria as it have been his tradition. The distribution started on Saturday the 29 Sha’aban 1440, which is equivalent to 4/5/2019 and ended on 1st Ramadan.

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 2019-05-20 10:54

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Capturing Al-Baghdadi: West new pretext to plunder Libya oil 

    TEHRAN - These days we see many news on media about ISIS activities all around Libya. However, such news can take on a new meaning, if we look at them in light of recent unrest in Tripoli. 

  • U.S. faking insecurity in Iraq: New strategy to push Baghdad into compliance  2019-05-19 12:48

    By Ramin Hosein Abadian

    U.S. faking insecurity in Iraq: New strategy to push Baghdad into compliance 

    TEHRAN - Apparently, U.S. government is not going to end its suspicious and hostile actions in Iraq anytime soon. These activities have been rapidly increasing over the last five months, intensifying pressure on Iraq into yielding to the White House demands. 

  • Whether more U.S. sparked chaos or real accord is the question that haunts the world 2019-05-18 13:01

    By Martin Love

    Whether more U.S. sparked chaos or real accord is the question that haunts the world

    NORTH CAROLINA - Iran’s leaders, Iran’s many friends and the people of Iran well know what is afoot right now with the Trump Administration, with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, and with at least some members of the U.S. Congress and with other Neocons in D.C. “think tanks” and their various institutions.

  • Yemen drone capabilities 2019-05-17 13:28

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Yemen drone capabilities turn the tide in the war

    TEHRAN - Yemeni sources reported of extensive military operations against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. 

  • U.S. officials 2019-05-15 11:06

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Upping the Ante: U.S. officials threaten Iran...again

    “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.” —John Bolton

  • Fujairah  port 2019-05-14 10:59

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Fujairah explosions, from denial to security scandal

    TEHRAN – While Abu Dhabi initially denied the Fujairah explosions on Sunday, the country had to reveal the truth only in a matter of hours and acknowledge the security gap behind the incident.

  • Donald Trump 2019-05-11 11:07

    By Martin Love

    Trump’s “Threat” Administration is a one trick pony so far

    The Trump Administration ought to be renamed “The Threat Administration”. Even the so-called “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K. has been threatened simply because the Brits seem to want to buy top of the line Chinese 5G Huawei broadband technology. In fact, it’s not hard to get the impression that Trump and his foreign policy team, Bolton and Pompeo especially, are now bouncing off the bloody walls of the White House of late frustrated by their own failures so far and beginning to bump in to each other.

  • Ramadan 2019-05-11 10:26

    By Yusuf Abdullah 

    Al-Taqwa (Piety): The ultimate goal of Ramadan

    NIGERIA/ KANO -  In the name of Allah who states “Ramadan is the month In which was sent down The Qur’an, as a guide To mankind, also clear Signs For guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong), So everyone of You Who is present (at his home) During that month should spend it in fasting …” Q2:185 

  • Shair Abbas Kazemi 2019-05-10 12:10

    By Shair Abbas Kazemi

    Pakistan’s missing - Did they vanish into thin air?

    In Imran Khan’s much-hyped ‘Naya Pakistan’ (New Pakistan), the same old stories of pain, loss and hopelessness continue to dominate the national discourse. 

  • Syria 2019-05-06 11:27

    By Rouhollah Ghasemian 

    Countdown to a full-scale battle in Idlib 

    TEHRAN - Damascus is now ready to take back the Syrian city of Idlib and start moving toward the east of Euphrates River to regain the control of that region as well. 

  • Imrana Sheme Umar 2019-05-05 10:51

    By Imrana Sheme Umar

    United states of Africa for the great good

    Nigeria/ Katsina - The first come in mind is the border, religious sects, tribalism, language diversity, political affiliation, and other potential conflicts. Just by so mentioning “United States of Africa”. Let take a look at the current situation of our country individually in more details;

  • U.S. undermines itself clinging to hegemonic notions 2019-05-04 10:10

    By Martin Love

    U.S. undermines itself clinging to hegemonic notions

    NORTH CAROLINA - Anyone looking at Iran from afar could presume conditions have not been worse in the past 30 plus years, or since the end of the Iraq-Iran war, a war which never would have occurred if the U.S. had not urged Saddam Hussain on and given him chemical weapons. Little did Saddam know that in a few more years he would be hung by the Americans after the U.S. military had killed hundreds of thousands of his countrymen and destroyed much of Iraq’s infrastructure.