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  • Sachi Sakanashi 2020-05-29 12:41

    By Payman Yazdani

    Tehran signals its oil trade 'legitimate': Japanese expert

    TEHRAN– Sachi Sakanashi believes that message of Iran's move to send oil tankers to Venezuela is that Tehran's oil trade is legitimate and the country is ready to send its oil even across the Atlantic Ocean when there is a customer.

  • face mask paintings 2020-05-26 18:50

    By Manijeh Rezapoor

    Face mask paintings depict Shahnameh character fighting corona monster

    TEHRAN – Ferdowsi’s masterpiece Shahnameh and its seven adventures have been the source of inspiration for Iranian graphic designer Yazdan Saadi’s new collection of paintings on face masks, which depict the mythical Iranian hero Rustam fighting coronavirus monsters.

  • Dr. Christoph Hamelmann 2020-05-26 18:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Learning from each other – Iran’s COVID-19 experiences should be shared: WHO’s Hamelmann

    TEHRAN – Iran is benefiting from strengths in fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, including strong primary health care system, production surge in a reasonable time, and multisectoral response, WHO Representative in Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Branko Ivankovic 2020-05-26 14:34

    By Farrokh Hessabi

    Coronavirus has taught us all humans are equal: Branko Ivankovic

    TEHRAN – Former Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says that all humans regardless of color, race, gender, national origin, religion, and political beliefs must join hands to fight Covid-19.

  • Nader Entessar 2020-05-26 12:00

    By Payman Yazdani

    Tehran's political, diplomatic move sends clear signal to world: Entessar

    TEHRAN– Prof. Entessar says that Tehran's political and diplomatic moves sent a clear and unambiguous signal that maritime piracy is not only a challenge to the international legal order but it also threatens Iran's commercial and political rights as a sovereign nation-state.

  • Donald Trump 2020-05-26 11:46

    Has Wall Street Stolen $100 Trillion from the American Public? Will Donald Trump Get It Back?

    TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), contributes regularly to Tehran Times.

  • Richard Anderson Falk 2020-05-21 19:17

    By M.A. Saki

    The Oslo process was a trap from which the Palestinians never escaped: ex-UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine

    TEHRAN- Richard Anderson Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine, says “the Oslo process was a trap from which the Palestinians never escaped”.

  • Chinese ambassador to Tehran 2020-05-17 18:37

    By Payman Yazdani

    China was, is, and will be peace builder and promoter in West Asia: envoy

    TEHRAN- Chinese ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua in an interview with the Mehr News Agency criticizes the U.S. baseless accusations over the outbreak of coronavirus. 

  • Nasser Abu Sharif 2020-05-13 23:13

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Imam Khomeini viewed the right path move toward Quds: Islamic Jihad representative 

    Glorifying the International Quds Day, initiated by the founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in 1979, is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan to express support for the Palestinians and oppose Zionism and Israel. Quds Day is a unique form of a wide-aware campaign against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  

  • Miko Peled 2020-05-13 21:53

    Israel: A utopian image or merely a mirage?

    TEHRAN – While the founders of Israel had envisioned a utopia for Israeli settlers, now after 72 years, it has brought no freedom or justice to anyone except for some Zionist Jews and been involved in genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians an Israeli-American activist and author tells the Tehran Times.

  • Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’ 2020-05-10 21:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’

    TEHRAN – Iran could considerably reduce COVID-19 infections and death toll since the onset of the outbreak, the reason behind which is mainly social and religious unity among Iranians that can be run as a role model anywhere in the world, Alireza Marandi, head of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences has said.

  • کوروش احمدی 2020-05-10 12:33

    By M.A. Saki

    It is legal charade to claim right out of U.S. name in Resolution 2231: ex-diplomat 

    TEHRAN – A former diplomat says it is legally “absurd” that the U.S. claims it is still a participant to the 2015 nuclear deal just because its name is mentioned in UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses the pact.

  • Former Lebanese president Emile Lahoud 2020-05-08 11:24

    By  Fadi Boudieh and Mehdi Azizi

    Former Lebanese president elaborates on Rafik Hariri's bribe to bomb southern Lebanon

    TEHRAN– The former Lebanese president Emile Lahoud referred to Rafik Hariri's half a million-dollar bribe to bomb southern Lebanon which made Lahoud demand his own resignation.

  • دکتر ضییایی حقوق بین الملل 2020-05-06 13:57

    By M.A. Saki

    U.S. cannot invoke snapback mechanism after JCPOA withdrawal: international law expert

    TEHRAN – Seyed Yaser Ziaee, an associate professor of international law from the University of Qom, says it is not possible for the United States to invoke snapback sanctions against Iran based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which it abandoned in May 2018.

  • Emile Lahoud 2020-05-05 15:55

    By  Fadi Boudieh and Mehdi Azizi

    Iran to overcome sanctions and become more powerful: Emile Lahoud

    TEHRAN– The 15th President of Lebanon Emile Lahoud maintains that new powers will emerge in the aftermath of coronavirus and a fundamental change in the balance of power will occur during this era, adding Iran will overcome the sanctions and become more powerful.

  • Carlos Queiroz 2020-05-04 02:25

    By Masoud Hossein

    Exclusive: Carlos Queiroz launches attack on former football chief Taj

    TEHRAN – Former Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz has launched a scathing attack on Mehdi Taj, accusing him of trying to divert attention from contract with Marc Wilmots.

  • Mauro Berruto 2020-05-01 18:00

    Interview by Masoud Hossein

    Berruto: Olympics medal achievable for Iran

    TEHRAN – Ex-Italy volleyball coach Mauro Berruto believes that Iran National Team have a chance of winning an Olympic Games medal depending on how they prepare for the Games.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2020-05-01 15:41

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Opposition to IMF’s financial aid for Iran, an indication of U.S. unilateralism: expert

    TEHRAN- Like most of the countries around the world, Iran is fighting coronavirus pandemic and it has made the country facing some economic difficulties and limitations.

  • پیلار 2020-04-29 22:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    JCPOA parties unlikely to accept U.S. argument to extend arms embargo on Iran: ex-CIA official 

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, says the Trump administration is arguing that it is still a party to the JCPOA even though it has grossly violated its obligations under the agreement. 

  • Daisuke Hine 2020-04-27 15:38

    By Payman Yazdani & Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Oil U.S. tool to put pressure on China: energy expert

    TEHRAN – Monday, April 20 (2020), was a historic day for the oil market. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closed below zero for the first time in the history of the oil market. President Trump's policies are considered as the main cause of the sharp prices fall and how he is using the factor to put pressure on its major rival, China, however, the fire will damage both producers and consumers in the long run.

  • Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2020-04-25 17:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    FAO, Iran cooperate to support capacity building

    TEHRAN - Maximo Torero, chief economist and assistant director-general for the Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), says the organization has just increased its allocation of funds to support capacity building for Iranian experts.

  • Satellite 2020-04-25 16:45

    Geopolitical expert:

    Launching “Noor-1” satellite to accelerate merging multi-polar world

    TEHRAN – Anthony Cartalucci says launching Noor-1 satellite is not only a warning to Iran's enemies but also adds a greater degree of balance to emerging of a multipolar world.

  • Ursula Papandrea 2020-04-25 16:38

    Interview by Masoud Hossein

    Exclusive: IWF acting president Papandrea lauds Iranians

    TEHRAN – International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) acting president Ursula Papandrea says the Iranian women lifters have risen faster than even expected and she is very happy for them.

  • Indian ambassador 2020-04-22 18:14

    Ambassador lauds services to Indian nationals in Qom amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN - The Indian ambassador to Iran has lauded the performance of the Iranian Foreign Ministry as well as the local offices of the health and interior ministries for taking care of the Indian nationals in the shrine city of Qom.

  • stephen Lendman 2020-04-21 11:03

    By Payman Yazdani

    End of federalism!?

    U.S. policies can’t stand the test of time forever

    TEHRAN – American columnist Stephen Lendman believes that the federal system in the U.S. is on the path to breakdown.

  • Nicholas Onuf 2020-04-18 09:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Prof. not expecting major change in socio-political arrangements

    TEHRAN– Prof. Nicholas Onuf, one of the founders of constructivism in International Relations, has told MNA that “Despite the uneven, laggard response of public health authorities at every level to the pandemic, I do not expect a significant change in what I would call modernist socio-political arrangements.”

  • Prof. Larry Backer 2020-04-17 11:21

    By Payman Yazdani

    Will COVID-19 infect the world order?

    TEHRAN – Professor Larry Backer in an interview with Mehr News Agency argues that the concept of COVID-19 may penetrate the world order like the virus attacks individuals.

  • In loving memory of mother 2020-04-15 18:56

    Photo: Babak Borzooyeh

    In loving memory of mother

    Every year in April, an Iranian general practitioner sets up a festival of colorful tulips in northwest Tehran in the memory of his beloved mother who was very interested in flowers, plants and nature. Hooman Ardabili, who is in his early 40s, decided to plant tulips in their neighborhood to keep his departed mother’s memory alive. He increases the number of tulips every year. In Nowruz 2017, he planted 120,000 tulips while his project started by planting 230,000 tulip onions this year.

  • Donald Trump 2020-04-15 00:45

    By Payman Yazdani

    Politicians using COVID-19 to centralize existing power: geopolitical expert

    TEHRAN–Anthony Cartalucci believes the interests of governments are driving the response to COVID 19 which are generally seeking to centralize existing power while trying to acquire additional power.

  • Richard Anderson Falk 2020-04-15 00:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. sanctions against Iran is ‘a geopolitical crime’: Falk

    TEHRAN – Richard Anderson Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, says “Imposition of unilateral sanctions by US against Iran that is, not authorized by the UN Security Council is by itself unlawful and immoral, and indeed what I call ‘a geopolitical crime’.”