Joe Biden


  • Zarif 2021-03-30 19:42

    Zarif to Biden: Your admin following Trump’s footsteps

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s administration is following Donald Trump’s policy by capitalizing on the illegal sanctions as a “leverage” against Iran.

  • JCPOA nuclear deal 2021-03-27 21:00

    It’s not U.S. stance that Iran must take first step to revive JCPOA: U.S. official

    Who might take the first step to resume compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, is not an issue for the United States, a U.S. official said on Friday, suggesting greater flexibility on the part of Washington.

  • Biden MIC 2021/03/26

    By Martin Love

    Biden ain’t cutting it so far…

    On the surface, one might find it disturbing to have to read rumblings that the U.S. is in the too-long process of losing its empire and its privileges and hegemony and even the dollar as a viable and respected reserve currency. But the rumblings are probably true to some degree since they are popping up randomly like clichés and clichés always contain an element of truth or else they’d never have become such.

  • Ian Lustick 2021-03-19 16:51

    Mohammad Ali Saki

    Penn professor says human rights are marginal issues in U.S. policy making 

    TEHRAN - Ian Lustick, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, says that human rights have a very “marginal” role in U.S. policy making “if at all”.

  • Robert C. Smith 2021-03-14 18:57

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Prof. Smith told MNA: No difference between Biden, Trump on Riyadh

    TEHRAN– Stating that there will be no difference between Biden and Trump on Saudi Arabia, Prof. Robert Smith said that rhetoric about Riyadh might be different, but not much else as it is a key strategic ally in the region.

  • As migrants pour over U.S. border, White House won't admit Biden's dealing with a crisis 2021-03-14 18:18

    As migrants pour over U.S. border, White House won't admit Biden's dealing with a crisis

    The Biden administration is making a new push to address the causes of migration from Central America as it faces a surge at the southern border. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has accused the Biden administration of downplaying a growing "border crisis." After four years of Trump's enforcement-focused policies, Biden is focused on "changing to a more humane and efficient system, but the administration's policies are drawing people to the border.

  • Shireen Hunter 2021-03-13 21:13

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    As a centrist Biden is unlikely to take bold actions toward West Asia: Hunter

    “Attacks in Iraq could be false flag operations” by Israel to incite a confrontation between Iran and the U.S., Georgetown University professor says

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, says Joe Biden is reluctant to take bold decisions, especially when it comes to West Asia.

  • New York Times 2021-03-13 18:52

    Congress may impede Biden’s administration to save JCPOA

    TEHRAN - The Biden administration is caught between critics in Congress and European allies over rejoining the JCPOA to restrict Iran’s nuclear program without accepting Tehran’s demands for financial relief, according to the New York Times.

  • Zarif 2021-03-12 15:49

    Zarif to Blinken: Repeating failed ‘maximum pressure’ policy won’t yield new results

    TEHRAN - In response to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who has said Washington will oppose the release of Iran’s frozen assets in South Korea until Tehran returns to full compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal from which the U.S. has officially withdrawn, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has advised the new Biden administration that the “same failed policy of maximum pressure” campaign exercised by the Trump administration will not produce new results.

  • Biden old man 2021-03-09 10:54

    By Martin Love

    It’s a wonder Iran has not ditched the JCPOA…

    Old man Joe Biden is showing a lack of fresh thinking more than anyone suspected he would, given his campaign promises, and this so soon in his own bizarre presidency. Some of his best promises have turned to dust.

  • Saudi crown prince 2021-03-07 23:35

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince faces uncertain future as relations with U.S. sour

    Palace intrigue

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in trouble of his own making. He faces a White House intent on punishing - and maybe ousting – him for a variety of reasons including his murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Richard Nephew 2021-03-07 10:15

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Richard Nephew a worrying signal to Tehran: expert

    ‘Using sanctions as leverage against the Islamic Republic was an abject failure’

    TEHRAN – A political science professor at the Open University in Britain believes it is a "worrying signal" that Richard Nephew, the architect of sanctions on Iran during the Obama administration, has taken a new role in the Iran Biden administration.

  • Richard nephew 2021-03-05 22:50

    The West withdrew anti-Iran resolution in exchange for an informal meeting 

    Why is informal meeting so important for the West?

    TEHRAN – Iran and the West have reached a temporary understanding on deescalating tensions, a compromise that if not followed by a goodwill gesture from the United States, would end in failure, bringing the nuclear standoff back to square one.

  • Projection a political weapon for Washington in nuclear talks 2021-03-03 15:11

    By Azin Sahabi

    Projection a political weapon for Washington in nuclear talks

    TEHRAN-  In one of its latest commentaries, RAND Corporation, one of the top U.S. think tanks, has argued that Biden’s administration cannot turn back the clock on the Iran nuclear deal. 

  • Biden 2021-03-02 21:42

    Blame game doesn’t work to revive Iran nuclear deal: Guardian

    TEHRAN - Biden may inadvertently achieve what Trump couldn’t. He is destroying the Iran deal, Obama’s main foreign policy achievement, according the Guardian, a British newspaper.

  • Biden 2021-03-02 21:26

    Biden hires Architect of Sanctions to revive a deal meant to lift sanctions

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Sanctions 

    TEHRAN – The White House has taken a range of measures that run counter to Joe Biden’s promises to rekindle diplomacy with Tehran after four years of Trump’s harsh rhetoric against the Islamic Republic.

  • Biden administration reopens Trump-era facility for migrant children 2021-02-28 15:38

    Biden administration reopens Trump-era facility for migrant children

    Biden administration intends to reopen Migrant Kid's Facility in Texas, which Vice President Kamala Harris said, under Trump, keeps babies in cages and is a human rights abuse. Previously, the center had reports of sexual abuse, overcrowding, and human rights violations before being shut in August 2019.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2021-02-27 22:06

    Khashoggi killing report: A test for Biden’s human rights claim 

    TEHRAN- Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a Saudi hit squad operating under the command of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), United States intelligence agencies have concluded.

  • Bin salman biden khashoggi 2021-02-27 21:45

    Biden turns up the heat on MBS

    Open Season

    TEHRAN – The new U.S. administration has turned up the heat on Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in a bid to reign in his worst instincts.

  • Elizabeth Snders 2021-02-27 16:34

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Scholar says it’s not clear Biden can overcome polarization soon

    TEHRAN – An American academic says she is not sure Biden can deal with the polarization in the U.S. which has resulted from Donald Trump’s policies. 

  • Biden Netanyahu 2021-02-27 11:40

    By Azin Sahabi

    AFPC: Messengers of Israeli officials to U.S.

    TEHRAN- Tehran started the enforcement of Iran’s parliamentary law regarding suspending the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the NPT on February 23. Called “Strategic Action to Lift Sanctions and Protect the Interest of Iranian Nation”, the law obligates the Iranian government to stop implementing some nuclear commitments.

  • US flag 2021-02-26 22:43

    Biden shows U.S. true colors

    TEHRAN – The new U.S. administration has followed in the footsteps of its predecessor in terms of continuing economic pressure on Iran and pursuing destabilizing activities in the region.

  • Biden 2021-02-26 18:22

    U.S. admits “maximum pressure” policy on Iran failed

    TEHRAN - The Biden administration has acknowledged that Trump's “maximum pressure” policy against Iran has ended in failure, while Biden has not indicated he intends to redress the former president's wrongs, according to Press TV.

  • Biden 2021-02-26 17:21

    The National Interest says U.S. has signaled its willingness to negotiate with Iran

    TEHRAN - The Biden administration has already taken several steps that Tehran will view as an indication that President Joe Biden is very keen to avoid a confrontation and is eager to negotiate, according to the National Interest.

  • Biden 2021-02-23 18:24

    Biden’s Iran policy is a variation of Bolton’s ‘Libya Model’: Responsible Statecraft

    TEHRAN - Something is going very wrong with Joe Biden’s approach towards Iran. Unless he corrects the path, Biden risks losing a vital deal and putting the two nations back on a course towards war — at precisely the time he intends to focus on the multiple domestic crises facing America, according to Responsible Statecraft.

  • Biden 2021-02-22 18:19

    Biden admin weigh easing Iran sanctions: Sunday Times

    TEHRAN - The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is considering easing sanctions against Iran imposed during the rule of former president Donald Trump.

  • VOA Persian 2021-02-22 11:57

    By Azin Sahabi

    VOA Persian: Biden’s secret weapon in Iran nuclear talks

    TEHRAN- The internet revolution has affected all aspects of life, including politics, international relations and diplomacy as a tool of foreign policy. 

  • GOP 2021-02-21 18:17

    Republicans criticize Biden's decision to lift Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN - Republicans are criticizing President Biden’s decision to give up on a Trump-era push to reinstate United Nations sanctions on Iran, as the administration takes a warmer tone toward Tehran, according to Fox News.

  • Zarif 2021-02-21 18:16

    Biden pursuing Trump's failed policy, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the new U.S. administration of Joe Biden is pursuing the same old failed policy of the Trump administration.

  • Giorgio Cafiero 2021-02-21 12:01

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    GSA: Saudi-U.S. ties will face major challenges in the next four years 

    TEHRAN - Chief executive officer of Gulf State Analytics (GSA) says that U.S.-Saudi relations will witness major challenges in the upcoming four years over the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the Libya crisis, and Riyadh’s human rights record.