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  • Trump-Biden 2020-12-23 13:25

    By Martin Love

    Sustained and rare, honest goodwill by the U.S. is its only salvation now…

    It would appear that the primary question regarding whether the JCPOA will be resurrected and sanctions dropped is on whose terms this might happen, if ever.

  • Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro  2020-12-21 13:27

    By H.E. Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro 

    Commemoration of 70 years of Indonesia-Iran diplomatic relations

    The year 2020 marks the 70 years of Indonesia-Iran diplomatic relations. The two countries have been developing cooperation in many areas including those in progress even to date. Both countries are now making the best out of these potentials /opportunities while adjusting to the most updated global situation most notably the current COVID-19 pandemic.     

  • abir bassam 2020/12/19

    By Abir Bassam

    In the lost time, another shocking assassination in one year

    The news of the assassination of the prominent Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was shocking to many around the world. Though it has been clear that the assassination has provoked the Iranian people as well as the public of its friends, no one can say that it is going to be an easy case to handle in the short or long term. 

  • budget bill 2020-12-18 16:34

    A fragile budget

    TEHRAN- President Rouhani Submitted the latest government Budget Bill to the Iranian parliament. Iran’s 2021 budget with 53% growth compared to the previous year, has broken the record of budget growth in recent decades.

  • poland 2020-12-15 13:36

    By Ramin Mehmanparast

    Economic Diplomacy: Poland can be Iran’s gateway to Europe

    TEHRAN - European countries have great capacities for economic cooperation with Iran, and while Iran can have a serious participation in supplying Europe’s energy needs, it would also be possible for the country to benefit from such relations for attracting investment and transferring technical knowledge and supplying its required machinery.

  • Wrong state 2020-12-08 18:04

    By Batool Subeiti

    The wrong calculations for the Wrong State

    Netanyahu recently listed his ‘achievements’ of the week, from them mentioning the strengthened relations between Israel (the Wrong State) and the Arab states, in addition to other ‘achievements’ he couldn't mention openly.

  • 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.  

  • Fakhrizadeh 2020-11-30 12:01

    By Martin Love

    An assassination has made a dark Mideast darker than ever…

    Joe Biden’s up and coming “climate” czar John Kerry has claimed the reason Russia came to Syria’s aid several years ago was because ISIS was threatening Damascus. And he also more or less admitted to the U.S. role assisting ISIS because the U.S. thought Syria might thus be brought to the negotiating table. But what has been most elusive in this carnage, a decade long in Syria that continues with Zionist strikes on Syria that have gone unchallenged by the U.S. and the EU, is an adequate explanation as to why Syria under popular Assad ever constituted a real threat to anyone in the Middle East (West Asia). Was it a threat because Syria has long hoped that the Golan would be returned to Syria? Not likely. Or that Syria has long condemned Israeli apartheid and land theft? Not likely.

  • stephen Lendman 2020/11/30

    By Stephen Lendman

    Saudi Arabia’s abominable human rights record

    Like the U.S., Israel, and other rogue states, the Saudis operate by their own rules in flagrant violation of international laws, norms, and standards. It’s the world’s head-chopping/public whippings capital. Anyone can be targeted for exercising free expression, human rights activism, or other forms of dissent against despotic rule.

  • ترامپ و بایدن 2020/11/28

    By Tehran Times' correspondent from Washington

    Celebrating Thanksgiving 2020

    On November 26th, many millions of American families tried to maintain a semblance of normalcy and tradition by observing the holiday commonly known as Thanksgiving. Various versions of the “first Thanksgiving” story continue to be taught in popular culture all over the U.S., with varying degrees of accuracy—mostly very little.

  • china-US 2020/11/27

    By Chris Ogden

    Implications of the U.S. election on U.S.-China relations

    The last four years have been one of the most tumultuous periods in modern China-U.S. relations. U.S. President Donald Trump has been the critical catalyst of this upheaval as he has oscillated between presenting China as a valued partner in international affairs, to it being a pariah that needs to be ever more constrained.

  • Trump Biden 2020/11/25

    By Martin Love

    Does Biden have the wisdom to be better than Trump? …

    Biden will be better. Biden will be better, goes the mantra not just among most Democrats in the U.S., but among any person who manages to generate a reasonable thought and perspective about world and national U.S. affairs. To be a U.S. citizen these days with half a brain is like riding a dangerous roller coaster and gripping a safety bar with white knuckles, and the same can probably be said for decent souls anywhere in the world, including Iranians.

  • Syria 2020/11/24

    By Abir Bassam

    Syria: The complicated scene

    It is a dirty war that has been going on in Syria, Libya, and Yemen. Almost nine and a half tragic years have passed. The three countries were subjected to all kinds of terror and brutally destroyed. Actually, what has been going on is a world war! All weapons were used and tested and many countries were involved.

  • civil war 2020/11/21

    By Sonja van den Ende  

    The U.S. is on the brink of a civil war

    The President of the U.S. is just a puppet of the deep-state

    The U.S. election is far from over, even though, the Western MSM (regular media) was quick to announce that Joe Biden won the election. President Trump promised his voters, that he will fight until it becomes clear, that according to him a massive ‘fraud’ has been conducted by the Democrats and therefore, as he, Trump, calls it the deep-state, will not recognize the outcome.

  • Anthony Tucker-Jones 2020/11/16

    By Anthony Tucker-Jones

    The troubled summer: The U.S. is teetering on the brink of renewed violence

    There were very real fears of widespread unrest and politically motivated violence in the run-up to the U.S. election on 3 November.

  • Seymur Mammadov 2020-11-14 17:46

    By Seymur Mammadov

    Iran-Azerbaijan relations in the post- Karabakh war period

    TEHRAN – Despite ups and downs in Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan relations, the two countries' relations have entered a new, dynamic, and promising stage of development in recent years.

  • Ian Greenhalgh 2020/11/12

    By Ian Greenhalgh

    Europe's terror problem is not Islamic

    Europe has been experiencing a wave of 'Islamic' terrorism for many years now, with the recent attacks in Austria and France being just the latest examples.

  • Abayomi Azikiwe 2020/11/10

    By Abayomi Azikiwe

    Trump defeated at the polls by mass sentiment

    Trump will not leave office without a legal and political challenge to his electoral defeat

    All the major United States-based corporate news networks finally called the national presidential elections in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday morning, November 7.

  • abir bassam 2020-11-09 10:25

    By Abir Bassam

    While waiting for the American “Godot”

    The world has been following the American elections step by step. By the 8th of November, the results were finally declared. A new president is elected for the United States. For the last two weeks, the world had been living in a state of anticipation. 

  • Mahmood Monshipouri 2020-11-07 11:19

    By Professor Mahmood Monshipouri

    Upending Trump’s tumultuous legacy

    Trump’s legacy and his failed policies, including failure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, were on ballot in the recent U.S. presidential election.

  • US unrest 2020-11-04 10:28

    By Donald Losman

    On the verge of serious domestic unrest

    We are on the verge of some serious domestic unrest.  If the election is contested, as I suspect it will be, it may take weeks to sort out.

  • Charles Dunaway 2020-11-04 09:57

    By Charles Dunaway

    U.S. nationwide unrest: A challenge to the U.S. sham democracy

    The potential for an extended period of political unrest and rioting definitely exists.  We could have Trump ahead in the votes cast on Election Day, only to lose if and when the mail-in ballots are counted.  That scenario will almost surely cause rioting.  

  • By Kevin Barrett  2020-11-03 22:41

    By Kevin Barrett 

    U.S. election: Minor effect on West Asian policy, major implications for domestic unrest

    Political unrest, riots, and possibly even a collapse into civil war are all real possibilities.

  • Prophet Mohammad (S) 2020-11-03 14:38

    By A.R. Ghavidel

    In His Name the Most High Mohammad(s) Mercy for All

    The fundamental tenet of Islam is the belief in all prophets sent by God. All Muslims firmly believe that God sent messengers to all countries for guiding all nations on the earth. The names of some of them have been mentioned in the Holy Quran, along with their entrusted missions. All prophets were divinely inspired and all had the same identical message for mankind, with such variations and differences as the social conditions of the times required.

  • stephen Lendman 2020-11-01 23:45

    By Stephen Lendman 

    The threat of a Biden/Harris regime in power

    Since Trump took office in January 2017, I’ve sharply criticized his domestic and geopolitical agenda — with ample supporting evidence to make my case.

  • Macron 2020-10-31 11:48

    By Abir Bassam

    France playing the new victim of 9/11

    The course of events has taken a violent and strange path in France. The caricatures of Prophet Muhammad were not published and republished in vain. 

  • abir bassam 2020/10/28

    By Abir Bassam

    Turkey accumulating differences with NATO

    Starting in March 2015, Russia decided to take military action against the war on Syria. Ironically, as Syria began retrieving its power over the occupied areas by ISIS and al-Nusra, the Turkish political situation was getting more and more complicated every day. 

  • Macron in Lebanon 2020-10-19 22:22

    By Batool Subeiti 

    Macron's mission in Lebanon – raising the dead dream 

    French President Emmanuel Macron came to Lebanon in the wake of the August explosion, harboring with him the scent of nostalgia that marks 100 years since Lebanon was declared a state under the French colonial mandate. 

  • Denis Elter 2020/10/17

    By Dennis Etler 

    Yunnan meeting, a major step toward a comprehensive and constructive partnership

    The meeting of Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Chinese province of Yunnan bodes well for the future of Sino-Iranian relations. It is a little known fact that during the Yuan dynasty Shams al-Din, an Iranian from Bukhara, was appointed Yunnan's first provincial governor. The meeting of the two foreign ministers in Yunnan thus takes on added historical significance.

  • abir bassam 2020/10/14

    By Abir Bassam

    The fires of Belad al-Sham: Attacks on nutrition supplies

    Last week was one of the worst weeks the area of Belad Al-Sham has witnessed. The fires spread all over the Belad Al-Sham coast, i.e., the Syrian coast from Latakia to Palestine. The victims were mainly the forest trees and, in particular, the aging Oak trees, the olive trees, and other fruit trees. However, the targeted injured party was the farmer, who is still holding on to his land and his means of survival.