• Daryl Kimball 2020-07-14 10:07

    By Hamid Bayati

    Arms embargo is just a pretext for U.S. to build political support to return UN sanctions on Iran

    Daryl G. Kimball, the executive director at U.S. Arms Control Association, tells the Tehran Times that a move by the Trump administration to extend arms embargo is just “a pretext for building sufficient political support for snapping back UN sanctions under the terms of UNSCR 2231.”

  • Joseph J. Kaminski 2020-07-12 11:33

    Countless Bosnians lost lives as Western powers failed to act fast: Sarajevo University professor

    TEHRAN - Joseph J. Kaminski, an assistant professor at the International University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, tells the Tehran Times that failure of Western powers and the United Nations-led to loss of “countless lives” in the Bosnian War.

  • Marko Milanovic 2020-07-12 11:15

    By Marko Milanovic

    Srebrenica massacre; Failure of the UN and the World’s most powerful states

    What is certainly true is that the international community, including the UN and the world’s most powerful states, failed the people of Bosnia and the inhabitants of Srebrenica specifically.

  • Professor Otto Spijkers 2020-07-11 10:51

    By Professor Otto Spijkers

    25 years later: Questions of legal responsibility for Srebrenica 

    On July 11, 2020, exactly 25 years have passed since the genocide in Srebrenica happened. In 1995, Bosnian Serb soldiers killed more than eight thousand Bosnian Muslim men in just a few days, while a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force of Dutch soldiers was there to protect these men. This makes the Srebrenica genocide also a dark page in Dutch history.

  • Samir Veladzic 2020-07-10 22:22

    By M.A. Saki

    Srebrenica is a ‘big black spot’ in UN history: ambassador  

    TEHRAN – The ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Iran blames the United Nations for failing to prevent the massacre in Srebrenica in July 1995, telling the Tehran Times that the tragedy “is a big black spot in the history of the United Nations Organization” that took place “in the heart of Europe”.

  • Vasily Nebenzia 2020-07-10 17:06

    Russia says U.S. will never succeed in extending Iran arms embargo

    TEHRAN — Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, said on Thursday that the U.S. draft resolution on extending the United Nations’ arms embargo on Iran has no chance of succeeding.

  • UN 2020-07-10 12:27

    UN arms embargo: Last chance for E3 to save Iran nuclear deal

    Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei has warned France, Germany, and the UK against extending the UN arms embargo on Iran, signaling that doing so could spell the end of the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • abducted diplomats 2020-07-07 16:25

    Ambassador calls on UN chief to pursue case of abducted Iranian diplomats

    TEHRAN — Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called on United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to help find four Iranian diplomats who were kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982.

  • Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst 2020-06-29 12:24

    By Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst

    The UN: 75 years of false expectations and failure

    The disunited nations The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) presents a symbolic moment to reflect on what a failure the organization has been. Its establishment created false expectations among the international community that all nations will finally be treated equally irrespective of their size, but in reality, the UN is dominated by the five most important victors of the Second World War that sit on its Security Council (UNSC) and were also coincidentally or not the first five countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

  • Javad Miri, professor of sociology and religious studies at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies 2020-06-29 10:16

    “The UN has not been able to stop even a single struggle in the non-European or non-Euro-Atlantic context”

    Basic idea of UN is euro-centric, says Iranian sociologist

    TEHRAN - The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization whose mission is to establish peace and security in the world. This is what stated in the preamble to its charter and its first article. Since its establishment, expectations were high on the UN's pivotal role in maintaining global stability and security by adopting a holistic vision towards international conflicts.

  • 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.