• Marvin Zonis 2020-06-28 18:52

    By Marvin Zonis

    The United Nations in West Asia

    When one contemplates the role of the UN in West Asia, one thinks immediately of its role in the ongoing and intractable conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In what their many decades-long conflict over control of land and their ability to govern that land, the UN has failed to bring any resolution of that conflict.

  • Mohammad Hassan Khani 2020-06-28 18:38

    By Mohammad Hassan Khani

    The United Nations: A disappointing past and a challenging future

    For many centuries, generations after generations of humankind have been seeking and hoping to find a mechanism by which they can eliminate or limit the acts of aggression and war, and to build a kind of relationship among nations across the world based on lasting peace and justice. In late 19th century and early 20th century and specially by the relative success of the Hague Conferences (1899-1907) and then establishment of the League of Nations this ray of hope got a chance to boost, and millions of people around the world thought this newly born international institution is the one that they and their ancestors have been waiting for. However the event of the Second World War proved that this optimism was wrong.

  • The organization which stood and watched 2020-06-28 16:10

    The organization which stood and watched

    During many historical benchmarks, when something went wrong in the world, when countries were waiting for help to come, and when there were obligations based on a set of articles in what used to be happily called "the United Nations' Charter," the very organization which was committed to intervening in the dispute according to that charter preferred to stand aside and watch as the world drowned in disaster and chaos.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2020-06-28 15:33

    By Rodney Shakespeare

    The anniversary of the United Nations; maybe an end to unipolarity

    Believe it or not, the United Nations was established to prevent war. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, to prevent war being waged by certain nations. And even that is not true. Maybe it should be to allow war to be waged by a privileged group but not by others. Oh dear! It’s all so difficult!

  • Mohamad Kleit 2020-06-28 15:18

    No place for justice in UN dictionary: Lebanese journalist

    TEHRAN - Mohamad Kleit, a Lebanese journalist specialized in international affairs and geopolitics, tells the Tehran Times that the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, while this international organization has failed to achieve justice.

  • Stanislav Byshok, who is executive director at the CIS-Europe Monitoring Organization (CIS-EMO) in Russia 2020-06-28 13:59

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Though UN has failed in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has secured peace among great powers: CIS-EMO director

    TEHRAN - The United Nations is expected to play a constructive role in the problematic and complex West-Asian context.

  • stephen Lendman 2020-06-28 12:32

    By Stephen Lendman

    The United Nations: An imperial tool

    Headquartered in New York with offices in Geneva, Vienna, The Hague, and Nairobi, the UN is supposed to be an intergovernmental organization that champions peace, opposes war, and represents the rights, interests, and welfare of all nations and people everywhere equitably.

  • Yon Machmudi, the head of the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Indonesia 2020-06-28 11:03

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    UN has turned blind eye to rights violations in tyrannical regimes in West Asia: Indonesian academic

    “We need structural reform in the UN to meet independent countries' demands”

    THRAN - Yon Machmudi, the head of the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Indonesia, says human rights violations are rampant in dictatorial regime in West Asia but they face no “condemnation by the UN” because they are supported by great powers in the West.

  • Imad Abshenas 2020-06-28 07:29

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    UN needs structural changes: Iranian professor

    “It is undeniable that the UN is biased” 

    TEHRAN - An Iranian professor of political science is of the opinion that the United Nations should undergo structural changes.

  • Kevin Barret 2020-06-28 07:25

    Kevin Barret says “the status quo is not peace, it is war”

    UN privileges status quo over both peace and justice, American scholar says

    TEHRAN - Kevin Barret, an American Arabist-Islamologist scholar who has been known as one of America's best-known critics of the war on terror, says the United Nations cannot be considered as “a genuinely democratic international organization”, arguing it has instead been as an “instrument of American and Western soft power”.

  • FM 2020-06-19 17:21

    Iran voices readiness to work with new UN Security Council members

    TEHRAN — Iran has welcomed the election of India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway and Kenya as the new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, voicing readiness to work with the new members.

  • Pir Mohammad Molazehi 2020-06-15 19:12

    UN position on Saudi oil attacks influenced by U.S.: expert

    TEHRAN - Iranian analyst Pir Mohammad Molazehi has said that the United Nations has adopted position on Saudi oil attacks in November 2019 under the influence of the United States.

  • Mousavi 2020-06-15 17:15

    Guterres’ report completely aligned with U.S. plot: Mousavi

    TEHRAN — Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has criticized the UN secretary general’s report claiming that the missiles that hit the Saudi Aramco where of Iranian origin, saying the report was completely aligned with the United States’ new plot against Iran.

  • Iran's mission 2020-06-13 18:17

    Iran slams UN secretary general’s report as flawed

    TEHRAN — The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations has rejected the UN secretary general’s report on the implementation of the Security Council resolution 2231 as flawed and inaccurate.

  • FM 2020-06-13 17:05

    Guterres’ anti-Iran allegations leveled under U.S., Saudi pressure: Tehran

    TEHRAN — The Foreign Ministry has dismissed the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ anti-Iran allegations, saying the allegations were leveled under political pressure from the U.S. and Saudi regimes.

  • Michelle Bachelet 2020-05-16 15:40

    UN human rights chief urges U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged the United States to lift sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, stressing that the sanitary situation called for such a move in order to save lives.

  • Zarif 2020-05-09 16:31

    Zarif writes to UN chief on U.S. violation of nuclear deal, UN Charter

    TEHRAN – In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has elaborated on the U.S. violation of the 2015 nuclear deal and gross violation of the United Nations Charter in a continuous manner.

  • UNarmy 2020-05-05 18:01

    Time is ripe for establishment of United Nations' Armed Forces!

    This is the right moment to serve humanity in a new framework via urging the world countries to assist the United Nations to set up the international bodies' own Rapid Deployment Force to act in time wherever and whenever is necessary to protect innocent people from being harmed by violence, war, dictatorship, coup and ethnic cleansing.

  • pompeo 2020-04-29 18:14

    U.S. seeks indefinite UN arms embargo on Iran: AP

    TEHRAN — The U.S. has circulated a draft UN resolution that would indefinitely extend a UN arms embargo on Iran set to expire in October, U.S. officials and UN diplomats said on Tuesday.

  • Tehran's subway 2020-04-29 17:41

    UN human rights office concerned over non-existent forceful lockdown in Iran

    TEHRAN — The UN human rights office has voiced concern about “excessive and sometimes deadly force” to ensure lockdowns and curfews due to the COVID-19 pandemic in more than a dozen countries, including Iran.

  • UN 2020-04-28 18:18

    By staff and agency

    U.S. faces tough, messy battle if it pushes plan to extend Iran arms embargo

    In a report published by Reuters on Tuesday, it is said that the United States will face a tough, messy battle if it uses a threat to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran as leverage to get the 15-member Security Council to extend and strengthen an arms embargo on Tehran, diplomats said.

  • Pompeo 2020-04-26 17:34

    U.S. urges UN to renew Iran arms embargo

    TEHRAN — Washington has called on the United Nations Security Council to extend its arms embargo on Iran, which will otherwise expire in October.

  • “Iran-Iraq war in U.N Documents” 2020-04-06 18:04

    Tehran center offers free access to UN documents on Iran-Iraq war

    TEHRAN – The Research Center and Archives of Sacred Defense based in Tehran announced on Monday that it has recently given free access to a collection of UN documents on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

  • Guterres 2020-04-04 18:07

    150 Iranian academics write to UN chief, call for sanctions end

    TEHRAN — In a letter addressed to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, 150 Iranian activists and academics called for an end to anti-Iran sanctions.

  • Guterres 2020-03-29 02:01

    UN chief urges rolling back sanctions to contain coronavirus pandemic

    United Nations leadership on Tuesday called for rolling back international sanctions regimes around the world, saying they are heightening the health risks for millions of people and weakening the global effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Foreign Policy reported on March 24.

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet 2020-03-24 21:26

    UN urges easing Iran sanctions as death toll approaches 2,000

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called Tuesday for any sanctions imposed on countries like Iran facing the new coronavirus pandemic to be re-evaluated and avoid pushing already strained medical systems into collapse.

  • chromosomes 2020-03-15 12:01

    By Azadeh Abbaszadeh

    How many chromosomes should human beings have to be considered humans by UN!?

    TEHRAN - Let’s just think about the difference between 47 and 46. Is your answer 1? You’re wrong, because the answer may sometimes be something other than 1. If you consider the difference between a 47-chromosome fetus with Down syndrome and a 46-chromosome fetus, the answer will not be 1; the correct answer will be an extra chromosome + an end.

  • IAEA 2020-03-04 19:31

    Iran has crossed a key threshold: IAEA

    TEHRAN — The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency announced in a report on Tuesday that Iran’s growing stockpile of nuclear fuel recently crossed a critical threshold.

  • Libya 2020-02-29 09:01

    By Salman Parviz

    UN urge warring Libyan factions to negotiate

    Libya’s oil blockade loss surpasses $2b

    The UN’s Libya mission and world powers on Tuesday urged the country’s warring parties to engage in peace efforts, as doubts hung over talks set to start the next day in Geneva.

  • sanctions 2020-02-28 19:57

    Rights bodies’ silence over U.S. sanctions regretful: Iranian Judiciary 

    TEHRAN - Head of the Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights Ali Bagheri Kani  on Thursday called on the relevant human rights bodies no to keep mum on the U.S. “cruel sanctions” on the Iranian people.