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  • Omid Shokri 2018-09-16 11:11

    By Payman Yazdani

    Turkey to continue buying gas from Iran despite U.S. sanctions: expert

    TEHRAN - Omid Shokri Kalehsar, a senior energy security analyst and PhD candidate in international relations, said in an exclusive interview with Mehr News Agency that Turkey is keen on buying natural gas from Iran with “reasonable price” in contrast to the price it pays for the gas imported from Russia and Azerbaijan.

  • Sheikh Abdullah al-Daqqaq 2018-09-11 09:44

    By Mohammad Fatemi Zadeh

    SheikhQassim’s health is improving :Al-Daqqaq

    The leader of the Bahraini Islamic Movement Ayatullah Isa Qassem, who had been hospitalized for a long time due to health problems, was discharged from the hospital after having a successful operation in London.

  • Jan Achakzai 2018-09-10 22:37

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘With declining U.S. influence and ascending Chinese power, a new EuroAsia is emerging’

    TEHRAN - The new government in Pakistan led by Imran Khan faces challenges on multiple fronts, in combating corruption, rebuilding institutions, fighting extremism and reshaping foreign policy. Khan has in first few weeks reaffirmed his commitment to bring economic reforms on domestic front, and bolster ties with neighboring countries, notably India, China and Iran. His government has charted a new course for itself, in which Pakistan will be less dependent on U.S.

  • use of targeted tumor-penetrating nanoparticles (TPNs) and adjuvant pretreatment with pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS), could potentially have an impact on the clinical outcome for patients treating t 2018-09-04 16:37

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Cancer treatment startups provide great opportunities for better interaction with patients: Iranian researcher

    The young Iranian U.S.-based academic Ali Mohammadabadi who is studying on the thermal and mechanical evaluation of Focused Ultrasound systems in cancer treatment and enhanced chemotherapeutic drugs delivery at the University of Maryland, believes that startups in the field of cancer treatment provide opportunities to better interact with and educate people in terms of new cancer detection techniques, care coordination platforms, smartphone-assisted medications, and also the treatment of cancers.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-09-04 11:16

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU help to Iran is not serious: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “Europe wants to keep Iran committed to JCPOA, and thus makes some vague promises, but it is not willing to give Iran serious help.”

  • Alistair Burt 2018-09-04 09:21

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Payman Yazdani

    UK minister: We seek no covert operation in Iran, plan to build ties

    TEHRAN - UK’s Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times, reaffirms his country’s support to the 2015 nuclear deal following the U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, saying the UK, along with the European Union, are doing all they can to provide the mechanism by which they can continue trade transactions with Iran.

  • Marc Finaud 2018-09-03 10:16

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU not wait for Trump to start building its common security: Former diplomat

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, France Former spokesman of Foreign Ministry says that “EU did not wait for Trump to start building its common security and defence policy, including by including in the Lisbon Treaty an assistance clause even stronger than the one in the NATO Treaty.”

  • Pastori Gianluca 2018-09-02 12:09

    Security partnership with Russia is important for Europe: Italian expert

    Commenting on recent French president’s remarks, Dr. Pastori Gianluca says by emphasizing the need to engage Moscow in a ‘security partnership’, Macron touches an important point.

  • Noam Chomsky 2018-09-02 11:11

    By Javad Heirannia

    Europe able to resist U.S. sanctions on Iran, but unwilling to do: Chomsky

    TEHRAN – Noam Chomsky asserts that Europe is able to resist U.S. sanctions on Iran, but will probably be unwilling to do so.

  • Abdulaziz Sachedina 2018-08-29 12:09

    By Javad Qanbari

    Ghadir makes politics ethical: Abdulaziz Sachedina

    TEHRAN - Abdulaziz Sachedina, a professor of Islamic studies at George Mason University in Virginia, tells the Tehran Times that the event of Ghadir provides “foundation of analytical philosophy” and makes “politics ethical”.

  • Olli Heinonen 2018-08-28 10:46

    By Javad Heirannia

    Without U.S., JCPOA doesn't have technological benefit for Iran: Heinonen

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that civil nuclear cooperation is an important element of the JCPOA.

  • John McCain 2018-08-28 10:39

    By Javad Heirannia

    McCain is gone now but he was hawkish to the end

    TEHRAN - Senator John McCain was one of the most influential figures in the American political and military structure. Washington's policies on Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and other countries was influenced by McCain's opinions. His influence on the Pentagon was also evident. His continuing violation doctrine in Afghanistan and his hostile views on Russia have restrained Trump from improving relations with Moscow. In the case of Iran, McCain was an advocate of regime change.

  • food tour 2018-08-27 23:59

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Women’s culinary, an attempt for entrepreneurship

    TEHRAN -- The idea came up from a road trip Matin took with a group of Spaniards around Iran.

  • Professor Smith 2018-08-27 14:18

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    China has shaken American domination over world order: Professor Smith

    TEHRAN - President Donald Tramp has done a lot of questionable action since he was in office, including issues within the United States - changing members of the cabinet, advisers and dismissal of director - and issues outside the United States, including the systematic withdrawal of international treaties and economic and political tensions with its former allies.

  • Shafeek Seddiq 2018-08-26 10:06

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Peace talks with Taliban are not feasible without Afghan government leading it’

    The security situation continues to worsen in war-ravaged Afghanistan with a spate of terror attacks in recent months. The Afghan government and the Taliban observed an unprecedented three-day ceasefire on Eid al Fitr but it turned out to be a lull before the storm. This week, to mark Eid al Azha, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who has been under tremendous pressure, again announced conditional ceasefire but the Taliban has not responded to it.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran, Negar Gerami 2018-08-26 09:29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global community should help Iran address refugee issues: S. Korean envoy

    Korea contributes $2.2m to WFP to support 30,000 Afghan refugees living in Iran

    TEHRAN — The issue of refugees in Iran is not the problem of a certain country, so definitely they need the assistance from the global community, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Basir Ahang 2018-08-21 08:57

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. and NATO neglect Afghan Shia massacres

    TEHRAN - As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, the government in Kabul is finding itself in troubled waters. According to the UN, civilian deaths recorded a new high in the first half of this year. Meanwhile, the targeted attacks on Hazara Shias of Afghanistan also continue unabated.

  • Mark Fitzpatrick 2018-08-20 11:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU blocking statute can't protect Iran against U.S. sanctions: Fitzpatrick

    TEHRAN - Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of International Institute for Strategic Studies says that the EU blocking statute cannot by itself protect Iran against the impact of U.S. sanctions because any firms that do business with the United States will still need to decide for themselves if it is worth risking this business for the sake of trade with Iran.

  • Osman Faruk Logoglu 2018-08-19 11:34

    By Payman Yazdani

    Turkish economy will not collapse: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - Referring to strong economy of Turkey, Senior member of Turkey’s CHP member says the evangelical circles in the USA, have turned the Pastor Brunson issue into a show case to win the millions of evangelical votes in the upcoming mid-term elections in November.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-08-17 12:58

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU resistance against U.S. on Iran is limited: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that Trump believes that the Blocking Statute law “will be ineffective unless the EU is really prepared to retaliate against the United States for its sanctions policies and to make it costly on the United States to take these steps.”

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-08-17 12:54

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU cannot force European companies to do business with 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 “European companies would be protected with regard to their specific agreements with Iran but the EU cannot protect them from being excluded from the U.S. market if they trade with Iran.”

  • نادر انتصار 2018-08-17 12:36

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran has to be very careful in future negotiations on Caspian Sea: Prof.

    TEHRAN - Professor of political science says although the text of the Caspian Sea Treaty signed on August 12, 2018 in Kazakhstan does not define the share of each of the littoral states, Iran has to be very careful in future negotiations.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-08-12 11:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is exchanging security by economic and financial issues: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “At least since the mid1970s, there has been a tacit cooperation among Persian Gulf Arab states and the West, including America.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-08-12 11:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Members of Arab NATO have conflicting interests: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that the countries that are said to become a part of this new "Arab NATO" have conflicting interests.

  • Takfiri 2018-08-12 11:00

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Takfiri groups can’t establish strategic presence in Kashmir but they have a small sympathetic base’

    TEHRAN -The shadowy forces of takfirism pose the biggest danger to Islam and Muslims today. They are hell-bent on destroying the fabric of Islam and sow seeds of discord among Muslims. Groups like ISIS, Taliban, Al-Qaeda are products of this very ideology that breeds on hatred for ‘others’. This wave of neo-Salafism and takfirism has reached Kashmir as well, and is increasingly threatening to tarnish the rich syncretic Sufi culture of Kashmir.

  • Fatik al-Rodaini is a senior Yemeni journalist 2018-08-09 09:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “Saudi-led coalition has failed to achieve any progress in war against Houthis in Yemen”

    The Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen has triggered world’s worst humanitarian crisis with thousands of deaths over the past three years and more than 22 million people in need of assistance. There are now reports about a major outbreak of cholera due to indiscriminate and heavy Saudi-UAE bombardment, with logistical and weapons support from the U.S.

  •  Vice-Chairman of the Islamic Association of China, Musa Jin Hung Wei 2018-08-08 17:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    Combating terrorism is an Islamic community’s collective wish: Shanghai Mosque’s Imam

    The Vice-Chairman of the Islamic Association of China, Musa Jin Hung Wei, in an interview with Tehran Times, examining the status quo of Muslims in Shanghai and said: “There are more than 200,000 Muslims living in Shanghai, 100,000 of whom are from other cities.”

  • Paul Pillar 2018-08-08 12:48

    By Javad Heirannia

    Security problems in Middle East are not clear situations: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “The security problems in the Middle East in which Iran is involved are not clear situations, in which there is one aggressor and one victim.”

  • Kovacevic
2018-08-08 12:08

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. is after regime change in Iran for its strategic goals in Central Asia: Kovacevic

    TEHRAN - Prof. Kovacevic is of the view that the U.S. is after a U.S.-friendly regime in Iran for its long term strategic goals in Central Asia to stop Chinese One road, one belt initiative.

  • parvin farshchi 2018-08-07 10:39

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Women in Iran enjoy good freedom, are good planners: female diplomat

    TEHRAN – “The world should understand that women in Iran are very different from women of other Muslim countries,” Parvin Farshchi, the recently appointed ambassador of Iran to Finland, said here on Monday.