• Autumn snow adds beauty to nature 2020-12-09 15:26

    Autumn snow adds beauty to nature

    People are walking at a park in the north-central city of Hamedan as snowfall has adorned the city environment. According to meteorological maps, precipitation in Iran is expected to meet normal or lower than normal averages over autumn. The country will be facing a cold winter with heavy snowfalls this year.

  • Nuclear 2020-12-09 13:00

    Israel wouldn’t have assassinated Iranian scientist without U.S. consent: expert

    TEHRAN - Philip Giraldi, the executive director of the Council for the National Interest, has said in an analysis that the White House green-lighted Israel’s plan to assassinate prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

  • Mohammad Yazdi 2020-12-09 12:19

    Ayatollah Yazdi passes away

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of the Assembly of Experts and chief of the Association of Qom Seminary Teachers, passed away on Wednesday.

  • Anatoly Viktorov 2020-12-09 12:03

    Russian envoy: Israel-Arab issues, not Iran, is main problem in West Asia 

    Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov on Tuesday blamed Israel for destabilizing West Asia.

  • Iran stands up against transatlantic bullying 2020-12-09 10:41

    Iran stands up against transatlantic bullying

    TEHRAN – As the European trio - France, Germany, and the UK – are pushing for expanding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Iranian experts and officials reiterate that Tehran will not only not negotiate over its defensive missile program and regional influence it will also not renegotiate the nuclear deal.

  • Webinar to discuss landscape conservation around Pasargadae 2020-12-09 04:00

    Webinar to discuss landscape conservation around Pasargadae

    TEHRAN – An online seminar will be discussing today the latest developments in the conservation of sceneries encircling the UNESCO-registered Pasargadae in southern Iran.

  • This photo shows the books and their writers shortlisted in the novel category of the 13th Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards. 2020-12-08 18:47

    Three novels shortlisted for Jalal Literary Awards 

    TEHRAN – Three novels have been shortlisted for the 13th edition of the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards, Iran’s most lucrative literary honor.

  • Archaeologists shed more light on massive underground city central Iran 2020-12-08 18:07

    Archaeologists shed more light on massive underground city central Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologists have uncovered what they say might be the entrance to a massive underground city located in Taftesh, central Iran.

  • Qassem Soleimani 2020-12-08 17:58

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Figures like Soleimani foiled US plans to redraw N Africa, WA

    TEHRAN – Anthony Cartalucci believes that figures like Soleimani - and in a wider sense - the efforts by the Iranian, Syrian, Iraqi, and Russia have already foiled the US plans to redraw North Africa and West Asia (Middle East).

  • Mark Dankof 2020-12-08 15:40

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran cannot trust U.S. after Trump’s JCPOA exit: ex-Senate candidate

    TEHRAN - Mark Dankof, a former U.S. Senate candidate, says Iran possibly cannot be expected to trust Washington once again after Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the JCPOA, the official name for the 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • Mehmanparast 2020-12-07 23:14

    Ex-ambassador calls for closer ties with Kazakhstan

    TEHRAN — Former Iranian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Ramin Mehmanparast has called for closer relations between Tehran and Nur-Sultan, describing Kazakhstan as the most important country in Central Asia.

  • An aerial view of Gerd Ashvan, a prehistorical hill in northwest Iran. 2020-12-07 23:09

    Survey reveals prehistorical links between Iran, Anatolia, Caucasus, and Mesopotamia

    TEHRAN – A team of Iranian archaeologists have found what they say is an early cultural exchange between a northwestern Iranian site, Anatolia, Caucasus, and Mesopotamia during the Copper, New Stone ages.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-07 23:05

    Europeans push for new deal while U.S. remains silent

    The West’s true colors

    TEHRAN – European countries signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have expressed concerns over Tehran’s nuclear program, but a former Iranian diplomat tells the Tehran Times that the these countries are not genuinely worried about Iran's nuclear activities. Instead, he said, they are worried about the Islamic Republic getting stronger over time.

  • Zarif- Faisal Mekdad 2020-12-07 18:35

    Zarif meets new Syrian FM, says Tehran backs Astana process

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who held talks with new Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran on Monday expressed happiness over the continuation of political process in Syria and said Iran backs the Astana format for ending the long-running conflict in Syria.

  • Row 2020-12-06 22:06

    Do not go gentle into that night

    TEHRAN – After more than three years of diplomatic tensions and media campaigns against each other, Saudi Arabia and Qatar seem to have ultimately decided to bury the hatchet, a move that prompted observers to ponder over what might have gotten the two archrivals to leave behind their differences and embark on a new policy of rapprochement.

  • Ulyanov 2020-12-06 22:03

    Ulyanov slams Western calls to ‘improve’ JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has responded to Western calls to improve a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

  • FM 2020-12-06 22:03

    New Syria FM to make first foreign trip to Iran

    TEHRAN – Faisal Mekdad, the newly-appointed foreign minister of Syria, will make his first foreign visit to Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

  • “The Chilean Building” by Macarena Aguilo. 2020-12-06 18:39

    Cinéma Vérité to review “The Chilean Building”

    TEHRAN – “The Chilean Building” by Macarena Aguilo has been selected to be screened in the Chilean Films Panorama at the 14th edition of the Cinéma Vérité festival in Tehran.

  • President of the Fajr Film Festival, Mohammad-Mehdi Tabatabainejad, attends a press conference in Tehran on December 5, 2020 to brief the media about the 39th edition of Iran’s major film event. 2020-12-06 18:21

    Fajr filmfest 2021: pandemic forces jury-only screenings

    TEHRAN – The 39th edition of the Fajr Film Festival, Iran’s major film event, will go ahead with screenings but only for the jury due to a sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

  • embassy 2020-12-06 18:12

    Iranian embassy in Kabul denies insulting of Afghan nationals

    TEHRAN — Iran’s embassy to Kabul has issued a statement dismissing as fake two videos that show Iranians insulting Afghan nationals in Iran, Mehr reported.

  • Andrew Korybko 2020-12-06 15:10

    By Mohammad Mazhari 

    Iran should become a crucial node in China's BRI project: geopolitical analyst 

    TEHRAN -     Andrew Korybko, an American geopolitical analyst, tells the Tehran Times that whatever the incoming American administration decides regarding the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), Iran should play a key partner in China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) project.

  • EU 2020-12-05 22:00

    European demands will only complicate the situation surrounding the JCPOA

    Europe’s unachievable goal

    TEHRAN – While Iran keeps insisting on not renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, the Europeans not only call for reopening the deal, but also expanding it in a way that includes other thorny issues such as Iran’s missile program and its regional influence. 

  • Iran, neighbors explore ways to safeguard Silk Roads heritage 2020-12-05 18:34

    Iran, neighbors explore ways to safeguard Silk Roads heritage

    TEHRAN – Cultural experts and officials from Iran and some neighboring states on Thursday discussed ways to safeguard, and benefit from the cultural heritage their nations are inherited from the ancient Silk Roads.

  • “Eleventh Step” by Iranian director Maryam Kashkulinia. 2020-12-05 18:31

    Lublin Film Festival praises Iran’s “Eleventh Step”

    TEHRAN – Iranian animated short “The Eleventh Step” has won the Honorary Award of the 14th edition of the Lublin Film Festival.

  • Zarif 2020-12-05 18:10

    FM Zarif welcomes Kuwait efforts to end Persian Gulf crisis

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has welcomed the Kuwaiti mediation efforts to bring an end to the three-year-long crisis between Qatar and the so-called Arab Quartet, which includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt.

  • Biden 2020-12-05 12:54

    Biden likely to fail in resolving America problems in four years

    TEHRAN – As Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House in a few weeks, experts highlight the difficulties that he will face once he is inaugurated. An expert on international relations told the Tehran Times that a Biden administration would likely fail to address all issues weighing on the United States foreign policy in the coming years.

  • Grek 2020-12-04 20:42

    House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman says working to join JCPOA

    Congressman Greg Meeks, who will be the first Black American to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has said he planned “a new way of doing business,” including working to rejoin the Iran nuclear pact and World Health Organization, and seeking to regain Congress’ traditional control over the right to declare war.

  • aide 2020-12-04 19:56

    Parliament’s nuclear law creates big opportunities: senior aide

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the special aide to the speaker of the Iranian Parliament on international affairs, has said that the nuclear bill passed by Iran’s Parliament will create big opportunities for Tehran to lift sanctions.

  • EU 2020-12-04 19:17

    EU foreign policy chief says Iran can rightly feel cheated

    TEHRAN - Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday that Iran has the right to feel cheated after one of its top nuclear scientists was assassinated in a terrorist attack on November 27.

  • نمکی 2020-12-04 18:53

    Healthcare coverage for millions of refugees

    Despite sanctions, Iran provides 3.5m immigrants with testing and treatment services

    TEHRAN – Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said that the country has implemented testing and treatment coverage programs for 3.5 million legal and illegal Afghan immigrants despite all restrictions due to unlawful and unilateral sanctions.