• Takht Ravanchi 2021-01-27 22:19

    By Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the UN

    Biden Wants to Return to the Iran Deal. He Can Start Here.

    There is a window now to restore America’s credibility and bring more stability to the Middle East(West Asia).

    As dawn broke on July 14, 2015, and after intensive and lengthy diplomatic talks, the final details of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — better known as the “Iran nuclear deal” — were finalized. All parties to the accord were hopeful. Javad Zarif, my country’s foreign minister, tweeted: “#IranDeal is not a ceiling, but a solid foundation. We must now begin to build on it.”

  • Qadamgah of UNESCO-tagged Persepolis to be documented 2021-01-27 22:16

    Qadamgah of UNESCO-tagged Persepolis to be documented

    TEHRAN – A documentation and clean-up project will soon be commenced on Qadamgah, a post-Achaemenid rock-cut monument which is located near the UNESCO-registered Persepolis.

  • Israel-Arab ties 2021-01-27 22:10

    Israel-Arab axis moves on to next goal against Iran

    Malign objective

    TEHRAN – While the new U.S. administration is still a “long way” from fully rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Israel and its Arab allies raise alarm bells about any efforts by the U.S. or its European allies to revive the nuclear deal, a move that will not only complicate the situation around the nuclear deal but will also escalate tensions in the region.

  • Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh 2021-01-27 18:26

    Germany evading accountability for arming Saddam with chemical weapons: Iranian diplomat

    TEHRAN - Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, the permanent representative of Iran to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, has criticized Germany for not being accountable for its role in equipping Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime with chemical weapons.

  • Shamkhani 2021-01-27 17:22

    Seizing power by war in Afghanistan unacceptable, Shamkhani says

    Shamkhani says Iran won’t ‘recognize’ any group to take power through violence

    TEHRAN - Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said on Wednesday that Iran will not “recognize” any group to seize power by war in Afghanistan.

  • اسلاوین، فیتزپاتریک و سرور 2021-01-27 17:17

    By Hamid Bayati

    Three top American scholars optimistic about revival of JCPOA

    TEHRAN – In interviews with the Tehran Times and Mehr news agency three senior American scholars are optimistic about restoring the 2015 nuclear deal – JCPOA – in view of the fact that Joe Biden’s candidates for foreign policy and national security team, including Jake Sullivan, Tony Blinken, William Burns, and Wendy Sherman, helped craft the nuclear agreement. 

  • Merkel-Biden 2021-01-27 17:16

    Biden and Merkel discuss Iran 

    New U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday held their first phone call, discussing a range of issues including the issues surrounding the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Vaezi 2021-01-27 13:59

    Tehran shrugs off Israeli military threats, says it is unable to attack Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian officials have responded to the stark threats issued by the head of Israel’s military against Iran, saying the Israelis use warmongering rhetoric but they are unable to do anything against Iran.

  • دادگاه پوری حسینی 2021-01-27 13:01

    Former head of Iranian Privatization Organization handed 15 years in jail

    TEHRAN - Mir Ali Ashraf Abdollah Pouri-Hosseini, the former head of the Iranian Privatization Organization, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for economic corruption.

  • Ali Rabiei 2021-01-27 11:11

    “Window of opportunity is very limited” for U.S. and Europeans, Iran says

    Rabiei says no talks between Iran and the U.S. at the moment 

    TEHRAN - At his virtual press briefing, Ali Rabiei, Iran’s government spokesman, said “we are not holding any talks with the new U.S. administration at the moment.” 

  • Lavrov 2021-01-26 21:15

    Salvation of JCPOA one of the most acute topics, Russian FM says

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear is one of the most urgent issues he discussed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Spox 2021-01-26 21:15

    Five Iranians dead in avalanche on Turkish border

    TEHRAN – Five Iranian nationals stuck in an avalanche on the border with Turkey have unfortunately lost their lives, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday, adding that efforts are underway to bring their bodies back home.

  • Taliban 2021-01-26 21:15

    Taliban political delegation visits Iran for peace talks

    TEHRAN - A Taliban political delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani arrived in Tehran on Tuesday morning at the invitation of Iranian officials, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Ambassador 2021-01-26 21:15

    Iran waits for Biden to make the first diplomatic move: ambassador

    TEHRAN - Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi has said Iran has no plans to hold talks with the Biden administration and is waiting for the new U.S. president to take the first step to lift sanctions and return the U.S. to the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Iran, Germany to arrange exhibit on salt mummies 2021-01-26 20:46

    Iran, Germany to arrange exhibit on salt mummies

    TEHRAN – Iran and Germany are set to arrange a joint exhibition on ancient salt mummies and their belongings, which have been gradually discovered in Iran’s Chehrabad Salt Mine decades ago.

  • Italian embassy hosts review session of book on Tehran architecture 2021-01-26 20:43

    Italian embassy hosts review session of book on Tehran architecture

    TEHRAN – Iranian architect and author Amir-Reza Farahbod on Monday gave a presentation on his new book “My Tehran” during a ceremony held at the Italian ambassador’s residence in the Iranian capital.

  • Dossiers on Iranian railway, cultural landscape submitted to UNESCO 2021-01-26 20:42

    Dossiers on Iranian railway, cultural landscape submitted to UNESCO

    TEHRAN – Revised dossiers on the trans-Iranian railway, and the cultural landscape of Uramanat have been submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to be assessed as World Heritage sites.   

  • Ali Akbar Salehi 2021-01-26 17:25

    Iran has started developing quantum technology, Salehi says

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Monday night that “Iran has started to develop quantum technology, because the 21st century is the century of this technology.

  • Paragliding in Iran 2021-01-26 16:00

    Paragliding in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian paragliders flew over Shahr-e Kord in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Southwest of Iran.

  • Zarif 2021-01-26 15:01

    Zarif: Iran seeking to form six-party union in the Caucasus region

    TEHRAN - Upon his arrival in Moscow on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is seeking to form a six-party bloc in the Caucasus region that would include Iran, Russia, Turkey, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

  • Ahmad Naderi 2021-01-26 11:46

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    New generation of Taliban emerging, MP says

    TEHRAN – Pointing to the brutality and violence among the first generation of the Taliban, an Iranian parliamentarian says that the Taliban has changed and the new generation of the movement is totally different in attitude.

  • Hayatollah Alami 2021-01-26 11:43

    By M. Ali Saki

    We are back to square one: Afghan MP

    TEHRAN – Noting that the path Americans are following in Afghanistan is wrong, an Afghan parliament representative says that Afghanistan is back to “square one” after two decades of a futile war.

  • Biden 2021-01-26 11:30

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Gun, with occasional music

    Things we can learn from our previous experiences with a Democratic U.S. administration

    TEHRAN- With the new U.S. administration in the office, expectations are skyrocketing for a better understanding between the country and the bureaucratic world order.

  • Spox 2021-01-25 21:49

    Iran says won’t reverse nuclear measures unless U.S. implements UNSCR 2231

    TEHRAN – Iran will not back down from the nuclear steps it has taken in response to the United States withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless the new U.S. administration returns to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

  • Meeting 2021-01-25 21:48

    Zarif holds talks in Azerbaijan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Sunday evening in the first leg of his tour of the Caucasus and Turkey, held meetings on Monday with the leaders of the Republic of Azerbaijan, including President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.

  • Meeting 2021-01-25 21:43

    Dark side of the deal

    TEHRAN – The war between Azerbaijan and Armenia came to an end when the two countries agreed to a Russian-brokered deal on November 10. The deal brought an end to more than six weeks of deadly clashes that killed thousands of people on both sides but it created new concerns about the future of Nagorno-Karabakh and the geopolitics of the broader region.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2021-01-25 18:12

    Iranian tanker is seized due to technical reason

    TEHRAN - Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Monday that Iran is “waiting for more reports from the Indonesian government on the seizure of the Iranian oil tanker.”

  • Javani 2021-01-25 18:11

    Maximum pressure policy is a failed policy, Javani says

    TEHRAN - Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Political Affairs, has said the Iranian nation’s resistance, the Leader’s guidelines and the country’s military power “have worked well to defeat the U.S. maximum pressure policy against Iran,” Fars reported on Monday.

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  • kourosh Ahmadi 2021-01-25 15:06

    There is will by both U.S. and Iran to return to JCPOA

    ‘U.S. must really and logically take the first step to return to the JCPOA’

    TEHRAN- Kourosh Ahmadi, an international relations expert, says if there is political will by both the United States and Iran to return to the nuclear deal and therefore it is not difficult to revive the JCPOA.