• Qassem Soleimani 2021-09-26 06:50

    By Driss Addar

    American withdrawal from West Asia: the price of General Soleimani's martyrdom

    TEHRAN- After 20 years of the American occupation of Afghanistan under the pretext of fighting terrorism and Al-Qaeda, it had to withdraw its forces in a humiliating manner, and left everything behind, including military vehicles still in use. American forces even abandoned the trained dogs they used in the incursions and equated them with those who were cooperating with them.

  • Asif Durrani 2021-09-22 21:55

    By Saeed Azimi

    Ex-ambassador: From Pakistan’s view Taliban government is not inclusive

    TEHRAN – In a live interview with the Tehran Times on Tuesday, former Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran says from viewpoint of his country the caretaker Taliban government is not inclusive.

  • U.S. reviewing waiver on Iranian fuel exports to Afghanistan after Taliban takeover 2021-09-22 18:11

    U.S. reviewing waiver on Iranian fuel exports to Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

    TEHRAN - The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is reportedly reviewing a 2018 sanctions waiver, which allowed Afghanistan to purchase Iranian gasoline and diesel.

  • Hamed Vafaei 2021-09-20 21:21

    Iran's membership in SCO strengthened prospect of Asian cooperation: expert

    TEHRAN - A senior expert on strategic issues says Iran's change of membership from observer to permanent in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has strengthened the perspective of Iran's cooperation with the organization bilaterally and multilaterally.

  • arshin adib 2021-09-19 13:53

    By M. A. Saki

    U.S foreign policy suffering from hypocrisy: professor

    TEHRAN - Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, a London-based professor, says that the U.S foreign policy suffers from hypocrisy.

  • U.S. finally admits Afghan airstrike killed civilians   2021-09-18 18:22

    U.S. finally admits Afghan airstrike killed civilians  

    TEHRAN- In yet another blow to the image of America’s intelligence gathering efforts, the U.S. military has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children and apologized for what it called a "tragic mistake".

  • Meeting 2021-09-17 19:33

    Iran president, Pakistan PM insist on formation of comprehensive government in Afghanistan 

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted on the need for formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan during a meeting on the fringes of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Thursday afternoon.

  • Iran FM 2021-09-17 19:32

    Iran FM holds intensive talks in Dushanbe

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian held many meetings with his counterparts from China, Russia, India, and Pakistan to discuss a variety of bilateral and regional issues such as the developments in Afghanistan and the situation around a 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Pastori Gianluca 2021-09-15 21:19

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Western experience in Afghanistan was disappointing, Italian expert says

    TEHRAN - Italian expert Pastori Gianluca is of the view that Western experience in Afghanistan was “disappointing”.

  • U.S.-Saudi ties 2021-09-15 20:56

    U.S. Afghan withdrawal sparks crisis of confidence in U.S. credibility

    Nothing left to lose

    TEHRAN – The U.S. chaotic and disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan has created seismic effects mostly felt by the Saudis along with other U.S. allies in the region who are now deeply concerned about being abandoned by their unreliable American friends. 

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-09-14 22:10

    Amir Abdollahian: ‘Trial and error’ is key reason for instability in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian addressed a virtual meeting on the “Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan” chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday afternoon.

  • Anthony Blinken 2021-09-14 18:17

    Angry Dems, GOP clash over Afghanistan 

    TEHRAN- The U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has appeared before the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee and testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, making him the first official from the administration of President Joe Biden to testify publicly to lawmakers since the Taliban takeover.

  • Friedrich Kratochwil 2021/09/14

    By Friedrich Kratochwil

    Ruminations about the fall of Kabul

    The hasty retreat of the U.S. from Afghanistan and the re-establishment of Taliban rule in Kabul are certainly events that justify further critical reflection. But such a reflection is neither helped by attempts to prophesize about “the future” of the world, of the West, the East or whatever, nor is it as simple as connecting, for example two past events and draw a straight line which presumably discloses where we are going, as the narrative line “from Saigon to Kabul” suggests. For one, yes, Vietnam was a defeat of U.S. policies, as is the “loss” of Afghanistan, and here the undeniable disaster of the hasty and nearly irresponsible withdrawal will provide ample room for criticism, but the “meaning” of the event will probably remain contested.

  • High Qatari delegation visits Afghanistan 2021-09-13 18:29

    High Qatari delegation visits Afghanistan

    TEHRAN- In the highest-level foreign visit to Kabul since the Taliban seized the capital last month, Qatar's foreign minister has held talks with the new prime minister of Afghanistan. 

  • Rouhi Sefat 2021-09-12 22:15

    Foreign intervention in Afghanistan doomed to failure, ex-diplomat highlights

    TEHRAN - A former Iranian diplomat says experience shows that any foreign intervention in Afghanistan will end in failure, citing Britain (1839-42), the Soviet Union (1980-88) and the United States (2001-2021) as examples.

  • Faiz Hameed 2021-09-12 22:14

    Intelligence chiefs meet in Islamabad to discuss Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed on Saturday hosted intelligence chiefs of regional countries in Islamabad to discuss the Afghan situation, according to Pakistani media outlets.

  • Maleki 2021-09-12 22:14

    Nuclear dossier must be pursued independently, MP says

    TEHRAN - A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament says that the nuclear case should be pursued independently, but the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomatic apparatus will be protected.

  • U.S. 2021-09-12 17:45

    U.S. “war on terror” cost $5tn, who won? 

    TEHRAN- Normally set aside for natural disasters and other crises, Congress funded America’s “war on terror” using emergency and contingency money that sidestepped the normal process to allocate funds for overseas military missions. 

  • Last U.S. Afghan strike “targeted” aid worker 2021/09/12

    Last U.S. Afghan strike “targeted” aid worker

    TEHRAN- In another blow to image of U.S. intelligence, an investigation by the New York Times has shed doubt on Washington’s narrative that it targeted Daesh operatives in revenge for an earlier deadly attack at Kabul airport.

  • Rasoul Mousavi 2021-09-11 21:06

    Afghanistan situation result of daydreaming for safer world: Iranian diplomat

    TEHRAN – An Iranian diplomat on Saturday blamed the U.S. for the current situation in Afghanistan, saying the turmoil in the Central Asian country has resulted from 20 years of American occupation.

  • Tehran's alley named after Afghanistan’s Panjshir 2021-09-10 20:30

    Tehran's alley named after Afghanistan’s Panjshir

    TEHRAN – The City Council of Tehran has named an alley in the northern part of the capital city after Afghanistan’s Panjshir in order to show sympathy with the people of Afghanistan who are fighting against the Taliban forces, Mehr reported.

  • Takht-Ravanchi 2021-09-10 18:56

    Afghan territory must not be used for sheltering or training terrorists: Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said on Thursday that the next round of the meeting of the foreign ministers of countries bordering Afghanistan will be held in Tehran in the near future.

  • Antonio Guterres 2021-09-10 18:47

    Guterres urges “dialogue” with Taliban 

    TEHRAN- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pleaded with the international community to maintain a dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan, warning of an "economic collapse" in the country that could leave millions of Afghans dying as a consequence. 

  • یاشار یاکیش 2021-09-10 18:01

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Ex-Turkish FM says NATO countries’ reliance on U.S. has suffered seriously

    Yakish says U.S. has not abandoned policy of harming people in other countries 

    TEHRAN - Former Turkish Foreign Minister Yashar Yakish says the U.S. has done nothing but harming the people of the region and the world at large.

  • Iran and developments in its eastern neighbor 2021-09-10 17:47

    Iran and developments in its eastern neighbor

    TEHRAN - In response to the developments in Afghanistan over the past month or so, Iran has emphasized the need to avoid fratricide and prevent foreign interference in its eastern neighbor, and has stated that it will do everything it can to help end the suffering of the Afghan people and form an inclusive government.

  • Afghanistan 2021-09-08 21:28

    FMs of countries bordering Afghanistan hold virtual summit

    TEHRAN - Foreign ministers of countries neighboring Afghanistan held a virtual conference on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn country.

  • Iran FM 2021-09-08 19:45

    Iran FM, ex-Afghan president discuss Afghanistan 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan with former Afghan president Hamed Karzai during a phone call on Tuesday. 

  • Nader Entessar 2021-09-08 17:57

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. intent on pressuring Russia, China, Iran by Afghanistan card: professor

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, a professor of political science from the University of South Alabama, says that the U.S. is trying to pressure its foes through its exit from Afghanistan.

  • Shamkhani 2021-09-08 17:17

    Iran insists on inclusive government in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Iran’s top security official on Wednesday underlined the need for establishing an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

  • Iran FM 2021-09-07 21:10

    Afghanistan FM holds talks with Iranian counterpart

    TEHRAN - Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar has congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian on winning Parliament’s endorsement to become Iran’s foreign minister.