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  • 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.”

  • Hassan Ahmed Hassan 2018-10-07 09:52

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Idlib is no exception and its fate will be a defeat for terrorists

    The battle of Idlib is likely to be the final struggle towards the restoration of calm to Syria. How it will pan out and how the Syrian people see the struggle ahead is worth examination. Tehran Times sat with the head of the Political Department of the Syrian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed Hassan, to discuss recent political developments in Syria and the future of Iranian-Syrian ties.

  • Samir Saran 2018-10-06 20:14

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘India-Pakistan relationship is held hostage by many structural impediments’

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two estranged neighbors, made some significant overtures since the formation of new government in Islamabad, which rekindled hopes of peaceniks in both the countries. But the parleys proved short-lived. The battle lines are drawn again as accusations and counter-accusations fly thick and fast. This week, the foreign ministers of the two countries took their war of words to the UN General Assembly.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-10-06 09:13

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. sanctions on Iran can affect trade of humanitarian goods: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that it is certainly true that U.S. sanctions on Iran can affect the trade of humanitarian goods and the hostile licensing policy from the United States on civil aviation licenses is a complication.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2018-10-03 09:48

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    Resolving Qatar crisis is not easy: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says “Washington has strong interests in keeping good relations both with Saudi Arabia and Qatar.”

  • گفتگو با سفیر کوبا 2018-10-03 08:45

    By Maryam Khormaei

    Cuban ambassador: The U.S. strategy is to provoke disappointment through economic hardship

    In an exclusive interview, Mr. Alexis Bandrich Vega Cuban ambassador to Iran discussed a host of issues with Tehran Times and Mehr News correspondent including the U.S. policy towards Cuba, the reason behind the popularity and even recent failure of some socialist governments as well as Tehran- Havana bilateral relations.

  • هانتر 2018-10-02 18:04

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump's speech at UN not have any surprises: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that Trump's speech at UN “did not have any surprises.”

  • Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran, Lars Nordrum 2018-10-01 18:53

    Ambassador: Norway working closely with Iran, EU to help preserve JCPOA

    The Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran, Lars Nordrum, says Oslo is fully committed to the JCPOA and will support promised financial mechanism by the European Union to continue trade with Iran in the face of US sanctions.

  • Kallol Bhattacherjee 2018-10-01 17:37

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Putin’s India visit will test Modi’s idea of ‘strategic autonomy’ for India’

    TEHRAN - Russian President Vladmir Putin will be visiting India next week (October 4-5) to attend the 19th India-Russia summit with focus on advancing bilateral ties between the two countries. New Delhi is hoping to build on the momentum of the successful summit held in Sochi in May this year and follow up on the ambitious defence deals.

  • ادیب مقدم 2018-10-01 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    Al-Saud are valuable for Trump when they pay money: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that for the Trump administration, as for most other countries, the al-Saud are only of value when they pay.

  • Max Blumenthal 2018-09-29 22:08

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Trump is accelerating the decline of American empire’

    TEHRAN - U.S. President Donald Trump’s bombastic speech at the United Nations General Assembly session last week has reignited the debate over the U.S. government’s flawed foreign policy ambitions and Trump administration’s desire to expand American hegemony. Many seasoned political observers have denounced Trump’s myopic vision and policy of bullying, especially in the context of Iran.

  • von Hippel 2018-09-28 07:52

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump is a bully: 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 Trump is a bully, thinks that the United States as the strongest country should be free to bully other countries.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-09-26 13:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    Qatar cannot bow to Saudi Arabia: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “There is a history of animosity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and it will not disappear at Camp David.” Hossein Askari, who teaches at George Washington University, tells the Tehran Times that “Qatar cannot bow to Saudi Arabia.”

  • Paul Pillar 2018-09-25 14:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    Next election is a referendum for Trump: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “No doubt other participants in the coming Security Council meeting--and not just Iran, which needs to be given an opportunity to speak--will raise the point that the United States under Trump has been in violation of an agreement that became enshrined in a Security Council resolution that passed by a unanimous vote.”

  • انتصار 2018-09-25 11:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S., Israel, Saudi and UAE want to “Syrianize” Iran: Prof. Entessar

    TEHRAN - Commenting on Ahvaz attack Prof. Entessar says U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE’s principal goal is to create chaos in Iran to disintegrate the country.

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-09-24 11:52

    By Payman Yazdani

    Possible Democratic takeover of the House unlikely to change Trump’s Iran policy: Zonis

    TEHRAN - Professor of international political economy believes U.S. foreign policy is largely the prerogative on the President and his Secretary of State so possible Democratic takeover of the House is unlikely to change Trump’s policy towards Iran. 

  • 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.