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  • UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem Yesterday 10:05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘Iran 9th country with lowest maternity death worldwide’

    “Choice can change the world”, says UNFPA executive director

    TEHRAN — Iran achieved MDG 5 [United Nations Millennium Development Goals] by being the 9th country with the lowest maternity death worldwide, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times. 

  • Paul Pillar 2018-11-10 09:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Reimposing sanctions on Iran is not in U.S. national interests: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that obviously with the U.S. administration reneging on the JCPOA, Iran is not getting much of the economic benefit it expected when it negotiated the agreement.  

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-11-06 14:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. will not able to impose its will 100% on Iran: 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 that it was a terrible mistake for the Trump Administration to take the United States out of the JCPOA.

  • Nigeria 2018-11-06 07:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “There is no justification for Nigerian Army to shoot at and kill unarmed Shiite protestors”

    TEHRAN - Last week, on the day of Arbaeen, thousands of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) supporters took part in a series of peaceful protests in the Nigerian capital Abuja to demand the release of their incarcerated leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. Nigerian security forces used live ammunition to crush the protest, leading to the death of at least 50 people.

  • sadria 2018-11-04 20:31

    By Negar Asadi

    Khashoggi’s murder questions anti-Iran approach of Trump: scholar

    TEHRAN - Modjtaba Sadria, a prominent scholar, says that murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questions the Trump administration’s tough approach towards Iran.

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2018-11-04 11:13

    By Javad Heirannia

    Religion needs considered as major factor in current world order: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that Religion needs to be taken into consideration as a major factor in the ideological composition of the current world order.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-11-02 13:17

    By: Javad Heirannia

    Justice for Jamal Khashoggi and his Loved Ones: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Khashoggi abduction, torture and murder was undoubtedly done on the orders of MBS.”

  • Abdulaziz Ahmad al-Bakir 2018-11-02 13:04

    By Mohammad Fatemizadeh 

    ‘Smart’ missiles can change the region’s struggle for power 

    TEHRAN - Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have achieved much in the past four years in their resistance against the Saudis crimes. On Sunday, Brigadier Yahya Saree, spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces and Popular Committees addressed last week’s military operations and missile tests prior to unveiling Badr P-1 missile.

  • China Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen 2018-10-28 17:14

    By Javad Heirannia & Maryam Khormaei

    Beijing supports full membership of Iran in Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Ambassador 

    More work needed to strengthen China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership

    TEHRAN - China Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen hailed the deeply-rooted relations between the two nations. But while expressing support for Iran's full membership in SCO, he underlined the need for more work to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership.

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-10-26 13:02

    By Payman Yazdani

    Riyadh likely to double anti-Iran policies after Khashoggi death: Prof. Zonis

    TEHRAN - Marvin Zonis says President Trump is unlikely to maintain a strong response to the Saudi murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia will likely double its anti_Iran policies to divert attention.

  • Osman Faruk Logoglu 2018-10-24 09:12

    By Payman Yazdani

    Khashoggi case won't affect Saudi destructive regional policy: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - A senior member of Turkey’s CHP says at the end of the day Trump will express his satisfaction with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case and there will be no changes to Saudi destabilizing regional policy led by Prince Bin Salman.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-23 11:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    Could good come out of the Khashoggi tragedy?

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “More and more people are witnessing the horror show inside Saudi Arabia and especially in Yemen.”

  • Nicholas Onuf 2018-10-22 09:55

    By Javad Heirannia

    No theory explains everything: Prof. Nicholas Onuf

    TEHRAN – Professor Nicholas Onuf, a primary figure among constructivists in international relations, tells the Tehran Times that “No theory explains everything.”

  • Bahram Qassemi 2018-10-21 20:42

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW by Mehdi Sepahvand

    Tehran says still can’t understand why Canada unilaterally cut ties

    TEHRAN - Tehran still cannot understand why Canada unilaterally severed diplomatic ties with Iran, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi told the Tehran Times on Sunday after a former Canadian diplomat had criticized Ottawa for the current diplomatic blackout.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2018-10-21 11:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi's fate introduced debate about human rights values in U.S.-Saudi relations: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says the basic commitment of the United States to Saudi Arabia as assuring its defense against external aggression in exchange for its working to maintain stability in the global oil market.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-20 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

     For Why Trump is Attacking Iran as he Defends MBS: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Trump has to invent something for defending MBS and King Salman to his evangelical base and the millions of other Americans who get their news from Fox.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-19 12:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. has buried its moral compass in the Trump-Kushner-MBS disaster: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and murdered.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-10-17 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mohammad bin Salman resembles Trump: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that I never saw Mohammad bin Salman as a prudent leader. His approach to politics is ad hoc, coarse and lacks diplomatic skill.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-10-16 10:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something, but his administration will resist doing more than a necessary minimum, because it does not want to upset its overall relationship with Saudi Arabia. 

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-10-16 10:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. and other Western states might remove bin Salman from Crown Prince: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that the Khashoggi issue is very important and highly embarrassing to America that has so closely embraced Bin Salman. 

  • Jeffrey Lefebvre 2018-10-15 12:22

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    S-300 restricts Israel air superiority in Syria: Lefebvre

    TEHRAN - If the S 300 high-level missile is delivered to Syria, Could limit air superiority Israel.

  • Trump 2018-10-15 11:53

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    'Trump will not be president forever'

    TEHRAN - Europeans are annoyed by Trump's hostility to traditional U.S. allies and his attacks on NATO, however, Trump will not be president forever.

  • Richard D. Kauzlarich 2018-10-15 11:03

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    Deployment of S 300 in Syria is Russia's least costly measure against Israel: ex-U.S. ambassador

    TEHRAN - Russians make the least costly reprisal against Israel with deployment of S 300 system in Syria.

  • Richard Anderson Falk 2018-10-14 15:49

    By Javad Heirannia

    Sanctions imposed on Iran contrary to the UN charter: ex-UN official

    TEHRAN - Richard Anderson Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University “The U.S. during the Trump presidency has insisted that there is no higher authority than the U.S. government.”

  • Luciano Zaccara 2018-10-14 14:03

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump knows Saudi Arabia can’t harm U.S.: Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Research assistant professor in Qatar University say Trump bullies Saudi Arabia because he knows Riyadh cannot do anything to harm U.S.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-14 13:57

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi was murdered, dismembered and taken out of Turkey: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, dismembered and taken out of Turkey.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-09 11:43

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudi Arabia likely murdered “Jamal Khashoggi”: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Saudi Arabia likely murdered “Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi”.

  • Professor Farhang Jahanpour 2018-10-09 11:26

    By Javad Heirannia

    Most Middle East dictators owe their power to Western patrons: Jahanpour

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on Middle Eastern affairs in the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, and a member of Kellogg College says that current Middle Eastern leaders who serve Western interests, while lacking legitimacy in the eyes of their own people. However, once they are not needed any more or act against Western interests they will be toppled.

  • Anand Gopal 2018-10-08 19:21

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘The blame for resurrecting the insurgency in Afghanistan ultimately rests with the U.S.’

    TEHRAN - The war in Afghanistan, which began on October 7, 2001, completed 17 years this week. More than 17 years after invading the country, the U.S.-led international coalition has reluctantly conceded defeat to insurgent groups, after miserably failing in counter-terrorism efforts. Today, security situation remains volatile, government is in disarray, terrorists are stronger than ever, and civilians continue to pay the heavy price.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-08 13:48

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mohammed bin Salman knows his grip on power dependent on U.S.: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “Mohammed bin Salman knows that his grip on power and his family’s rule has been and is totally dependent on the United States.”