• David Schultz 2020-12-15 11:25

    By Mohammad Mazhari 

    The difference between Biden and Trump is a matter of style: professor

    TEHRAN - A professor from Hamline University doubts that the Joe Biden administration would make strategic changes in U.S. foreign policy.

  • Adlan Margoev 2020-12-15 11:25

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Russian expert says U.S. deserves no trust 

    TEHRAN - Noting that Israel doesn’t trust even its closest ally, the United States, a Russian analyst says Washington is not trustable at the international level.

  • Biden Iran policy may prove an exact replica of that of Trump 2020-12-15 10:23


    Biden Iran policy may prove an exact replica of that of Trump

    TEHRAN – As Joe Biden's foreign policy team mull over their options on the Iran nuclear deal, experts and Iranian officials warn that any attempt to use Donald Trump’s sanctions as leverage or delay the lifting of these sanctions will only complicate the situation around the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Rouhani 2020-12-14 21:23

    'European sensitivity over propagandist’s execution instance of interference'

    Rouhani: JCPOA is not renegotiable

    TEHRAN – In a press conference on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, “is not renegotiable”.

  • Hossein Askari 2020-12-14 16:26

    By Javad Heirannia

    Ayatollah Khamenei saw “important fault line” within JCPOA: George Washington University professor

    “It (JCPOA) was not a balanced deal”

    TEHRAN – A professor of international business at the George Washington University says Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was right that he “was not enthusiastic” about the 2015 nuclear agreement because he noticed “its important fault line”.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-13 22:22

    Iran will not accept new nuclear deal: MP

    TEHRAN – Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadai, a member of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has ruled out any possibility of Iran agreeing to a new deal on its nuclear program.

  • Kurk Dorsey 2020-12-13 17:39

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Historian says U.S. not entitled to meddle in West Asia

    TEHRAN – Kurk Dorsey, a professor of history at New Hampshire University, is of the opinion that the U.S. administration has made many mistakes and is not entitled to intervene in West Asia.

  • Deputy FM 2020-12-12 23:00

    JCPOA Joint Commission to meet Wednesday

    TEHRAN – The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) plans to meet in Vienna on Wednesday, Iran and the European Union said.

  • FM 2020-12-12 21:53

    Austrian FM calls on all sides to comply with JCPOA, voices readiness to facilitate talks

    TEHRAN - Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg has called on all parties to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers to return to their commitments under the deal, expressing readiness to facilitate any new round of talks with the deal parties.

  • uS invasion 2020-12-12 21:51

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Kansas professor says few claim U.S. actions in the region have been positive

    There is question why assassination of Iranian scientist “happened at this current time,” Professor Wuthrich notes

    TEHRAN – An American academic says “few people would claim that the United States actions in the region (West Asia) have all been positive or always reflected its ideals.”

  • Lavrov 2020-12-12 18:27

    Russia’s Lavrov rules out possibility of JCPOA revision

    TEHRAN — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has ruled out the possibility of any revision of the Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Anwar Gargash 2020-12-12 12:03

    By M.A. Saki

    Security must be inclusive 

    TEHRAN - As President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he is seeking to revitalize the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, has said his country is seeking a “JCPOA++”.

  • Sabah Zanganeh 2020-12-11 17:46

    Riyadh after disrupting U.S. return to JCPOA, says expert

    TEHRAN — International affairs expert Sabah Zanganeh has said Saudi Arabia is seeking to disrupt the United States’ return to the 2015 nuclear agreement under the incoming administration of Joe Biden.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2020-12-10 00:36

    Rouhani says Trump hampering Iran’s efforts to import vaccine 

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday lashed out at his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, for hampering Iran’s purchase of medical equipment and vaccines required to fight the coronavirus pandemic, saying the “evil” team at the White House did not even spare the elderly and the disabled from the “cruel” measures.

  • Christopher J. Ferrero 2020-12-10 00:02

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    Academic predicts Biden would continue to support S. Arabia militarily

    TEHRAN – An Assistant Professor from Coastal Carolina University (CCU) rules out any major change in U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia under Joe Biden's presidency as the kingdom has been a close U.S. ally for several decades.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2020-12-09 23:54

    It was impossible for Israel to assassinate Fakhrizadeh alone: advisor 

    “We aren’t going to have missile JCPOA,” Amir Abdollahian says 

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign advisor to the parliament speaker, says the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh by the Zionist regime was impossible without cooperation by spy services of other countries.

  • The Italian Ambassador to Teheran, Giuseppe Perrone, - Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf 2020-12-09 23:37

    Italian ambassador meets speaker Ghalibaf

    TEHRAN - The Italian Ambassador to Tehran, Giuseppe Perrone, was received on Tuesday by Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the Italian embassy said in a press release.  

  • Iran stands up against transatlantic bullying 2020-12-09 10:41

    Iran stands up against transatlantic bullying

    TEHRAN – As the European trio - France, Germany, and the UK – are pushing for expanding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Iranian experts and officials reiterate that Tehran will not only not negotiate over its defensive missile program and regional influence it will also not renegotiate the nuclear deal.

  • Zonnour 2020-12-08 18:07

    Europe failed to meet Iran’s JCPOA expectations, says senior MP

    TEHRAN — A top Iranian legislator said on Tuesday that Europe has not met Iran’s expectations in salvaging the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear agreement.

  • Sullivan 2020-12-08 18:06

    Biden advisor sees chance for revival of Iran deal

    TEHRAN — Jake Sullivan, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for national security adviser, has voiced guarded optimism for restoring the Iran nuclear pact.

  • Mark Dankof 2020-12-08 15:40

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran cannot trust U.S. after Trump’s JCPOA exit: ex-Senate candidate

    TEHRAN - Mark Dankof, a former U.S. Senate candidate, says Iran possibly cannot be expected to trust Washington once again after Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the JCPOA, the official name for the 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • Matthew Anthony Evangelista 2020-12-08 14:29

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Fakhrizadeh assassination deliberately intended to hinder return to JCPOA: historian

    TEHRAN – The assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist was first and foremost intended to prevent a return to the JCPOA (the 2015 nuclear deal) by the incoming Biden administration, says a professor of political science and history at Cornell University.

  • Khatibzadeh 2020-12-07 23:08

    Tehran urges Europe to prove goodwill by fulfilling JCPOA commitments

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has called on European parties to the Iran nuclear deal to prove their goodwill by fulfilling their commitments under the 2015 deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • JCPOA 2020-12-07 23:05

    Europeans push for new deal while U.S. remains silent

    The West’s true colors

    TEHRAN – European countries signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have expressed concerns over Tehran’s nuclear program, but a former Iranian diplomat tells the Tehran Times that the these countries are not genuinely worried about Iran's nuclear activities. Instead, he said, they are worried about the Islamic Republic getting stronger over time.

  • Ulyanov 2020-12-06 22:03

    Ulyanov slams Western calls to ‘improve’ JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has responded to Western calls to improve a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

  • Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi 2020-12-06 17:09

    Deputy Parliament speaker says no one is opposed to negotiation

    Parliamentary approval sent a message to JCPOA parties: top MP

    TEHRAN — The first deputy speaker of the Iranian Parliament has said the passing of the strategic action plan for the lifting of sanctions showed that Iran’s precondition for observing its nuclear obligations is that the other parties to the nuclear deal must fulfill their commitments.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-06 16:06

    The odds are there to be…

    Many international political activists remember July 14, 2015, when Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini officially announced that Iran and six other countries - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States - have reached a final nuclear agreement. That day, a joint statement was issued in Vienna in which the transcript started with a bold sentence: "Today, is an historic day".

  • Andrew Korybko 2020-12-06 15:10

    By Mohammad Mazhari 

    Iran should become a crucial node in China's BRI project: geopolitical analyst 

    TEHRAN -     Andrew Korybko, an American geopolitical analyst, tells the Tehran Times that whatever the incoming American administration decides regarding the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), Iran should play a key partner in China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) project.

  • EU 2020-12-05 22:00

    European demands will only complicate the situation surrounding the JCPOA

    Europe’s unachievable goal

    TEHRAN – While Iran keeps insisting on not renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, the Europeans not only call for reopening the deal, but also expanding it in a way that includes other thorny issues such as Iran’s missile program and its regional influence. 

  • Heiko Maas 2020-12-05 21:11

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. and allies have done little but inflame West Asia…

    Heiko Maas, Germany’s foreign minister, must be crazy, literally. Or just a blind twit, like so many others in the “Western” establishment of lily-white bigots, racists and Christian imperialists.