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  • Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal 2019-02-17 12:06

    By Martin Love

    Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal

    NORTH CAROLINA - It may seem improbable but the very key to whether the world enjoys real (and somewhat relative, if not absolute) "peace" going forward, as well as the fate of the U.S. as any kind of somewhat respected but former imperial (and absurdly imperious) power, depends on two things: the end of U.S. disrespect for international laws, most evident in the “regime change” wars, and on the fate of the Palestinians and whether they are given civil rights and released from bondage in their own country.

  • Warsaw circus: in the name of peace but in interest of terrorists 2019-02-16 11:54

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian 

    Warsaw circus: in the name of peace but in interest of terrorists

    TEHRAN - In his speech at the beginning of the Warsaw Summit, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz put forward a statement against the Islamic Republic of Iran and claimed that they want “stabilization of the region” and expressed concerns over Iran's activities.

  • Bahman 22nd 2019/02/13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Marching with proud and resilient Iranians

    TEHRAN _ Monday morning I had the honor and privilege of joining millions of brave and resilient Iranians as they marched through the streets of Tehran to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

  • Respect warranted for at least two bright Americans 2019-02-13 11:11

    By Martin Love

    Respect warranted for at least two bright Americans

    NORTH CAROLINA - One does not normally equate a person (who is retired now from decades in the CIA) as one with sound views and good instincts about the challenges to the world of a government that has been making – to put it simply – stupid moves and continues its errant ways under Donald Trump. But one such person is Philip Giraldi who writes articles outside the mainstream media about what he sees that is slowly destroying U.S. credibility worldwide.

  • Donald Trump and Nicholas Maduro 2019-02-13 10:46

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama

    Humanitarian aid, a sham for more attacks and pressure on Venezuela 

    TEHRAN - It is clear that self-declared President of Venezuela Juan Guaido is a written U.S. scenario for the Venezuelans to comfort their sufferings from the economic crisis. The root cause of the economic hardship, ironically, is the U.S. financial sanctions on Venezuela and its humanitarian aid is the key to solve the problems of Venezuela as Guaido Marques puts it. 

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2019-02-12 10:07

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The Islamic Revolution at 40: Acknowledging the women

    "This victory has come to us first and foremost because of the women rather than the men." —Imam Khomeini, 23 Farvardin 1358 (12 April 1979).

  • 4 Decades after the Islamic Revolution: What are the reasons behind its Steadfastness? 2019-02-12 09:45

    By Sondoos Alasaad

    4 Decades after the Islamic Revolution: What are the reasons behind its Steadfastness?

    BEIRUT - Four decades ago, this month, the Iranian people changed the history of their homeland. They all stood firmly to smash the Imperialist hegemony and its Shah Puppet regime. Since then, Iran has witnessed a fundamental change in its diplomatic and political stance.

  • Islamic Revolution 2019-02-07 02:10

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    40 years of America's failure against Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN - This year is on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Trump, like other U.S. presidents, has been defeated in opposition to the Iranian nation. Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to grow in the region and the world. Undoubtedly, in the future, a much worse defeat awaits the president of the United States.

  • Alexis Bandrich Vega, Havana’s ambassador to Tehran 2019-02-06 19:54

    By Alexis Bandrich Vega, Cuba’s ambassador to Tehran

    Note on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution

    The massive mobilizations that will take place these days in different parts of the Iranian geography will show the majority support of the people to its Islamic Revolution, which put an end to the dictatorial monarchy of Shah Reza Pahlavi backed by the United States, and materialized the desire to establish an independent republican and Islamic system.

  • Islamic Revolution 2019/02/04

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Imam’s triumphant return and Islamic Revolution

    One day in Paris, during Imam Khomeini's exile, there was an important phone call from Tehran. It was Dr. Syed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti on the line, Imam’s close aide and the martyr of Haft Tir tragedy.

  • Cook 2019-02-04 20:17

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    Change never comes from within!

    It is often said that change never comes from within. So I am pleased to report that the presentation by Chris Cook, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security, University College London at the Iranian and Tehran Chambers of Commerce on Sunday about Energy Fintech: Introducing the ECO, introduced refreshing innovations in the energy field.

  • Rarely has the world been so challenged by U.S. hubris 2019-02-04 16:58

    By Martin Love

    Rarely has the world been so challenged by U.S. hubris

    NORTH CAROLINA - Who knows, but it may be that the people of Venezuela, beset with upheaval and possible civil war if not an invasion by the U.S. or proxies, will become the sacrificial lambs who finally sink the U.S. thoroughly in world opinion and the U.S. could get bogged down there to some extent the way they did in Vietnam and Iraq, not to mention the real costs in money and lives.

  • The battle before the United Europe 2019-02-03 10:22

     By Hanif Ghaffari

    The battle before the United Europe

    TEHRAN - The power of anti-European, anti-migration movements in the European Union is increasing day by day as a result of the financial, economic and migration crisis. Evidences suggest that the European voters’ tendency for participating in the 2019 elections for the European Parliament on 23-26 May is decreased to a great extent.

  • You cannot put lipstick on a pig and make it pretty 2019-02-02 10:30

    By Martin Love

    You cannot put lipstick on a pig and make it pretty

    NORTH CAROLINA - It is obvious.  Piggish American imperialistic foreign policy under Trump aims to overthrow uncooperative foreign governments and install subservient regimes, often to make way for the plundering of natural resources and to open markets for U.S. corporations, particularly arms makers.

  • Mario Cimadevilla 2019-02-01 12:51

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama

    The truth is gradually emerging 

    TEHRAN - In an undisclosed report, Mario Cimadevilla, an Argentine lawyer, former senator, and  AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) accused the Maruricio Macri government for lack of transparency and fraud in AMIA case. 

  • Trump may get his personal donnybrook, but in Venezuela 2019-01-29 11:17

    By Martin Love

    Trump may get his personal donnybrook, but in Venezuela

    NORTH CAROLINA - It appears that Trump (and now especially with his appointments of some of the worst of the Zionist Neocons who planned decades ago the march to destroy polities that did not exactly kowtow to U.S. demands and submit to the “Empire of Chaos”) has been searching for a signature interference and possibly a war to assert U.S. hegemony.

  • Venezuela - Trump 2019-01-29 11:03

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama 

    U.S. tyranny moves against Venezuela’s elected government

    TEHRAN - The gravity of the declaration of the coup d’etat against Maduro is sobering. The coup strategy integrates different variables: international pressure for recognition of the parallel government and chaos and death inside the country.

  • MBS’s leap towards realization of a nuclear dream 2019-01-28 10:57

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    MBS’s leap towards realization of a nuclear dream

    TEHRAN - The Washington Post recently revealed the existence of the possible production of ballistic missiles in Saudi Arabia. The newspaper added: “Satellite images suggest that Saudi Arabia has constructed its first known ballistic missile factory, according to weapons experts and image analysts, a development that raises questions about the kingdom’s increasing military and nuclear ambitions under its 33-year-old crown prince.”

  • Rahnama 2019-01-27 10:59

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama 

    What goes on in Venezuela?

    TEHRAN - To clarify what is happening on in Venezuela one must begin to with some backgroud information on the latest in Caracas.

  • New York Times 2019-01-26 11:11

    By Martin Love

    In U.S. one new NYT columnist just made a serious impact

    NORTH CAROLINA - The Power of the Press, provided it’s the right particular medium, packs at least an incipient punch. Take for example the so-called “newspaper of record” in the United States, the New York Times, which despite decades of obfuscations and bias in certain arenas such as the Middle East remains the one newspaper which, if the mainstream media were to be absolutely shunned, would probably be the last to meet that fate.

  • Sudan close ties with Qatar escalates Riyadh isolation in Arab world 2019-01-24 02:02

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Sudan close ties with Qatar escalates Riyadh isolation in Arab world

    TEHRAN - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left Tuesday for a two-day visit to Qatar amid ongoing anti-government protests at home, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported.

  • Marzieh Hashemi 2019-01-21 10:07

    By Sondoss Al Asaad

    Why Marzieh Hashemi?

    BEIRUT - Marzieh Hashemi, aka Melanie Franklin, is a veteran American-African journalist who has converted to Islam, in the wake of the 1979's Islamic revolution and has worked as a journalist in the Islamic Republic of Iran, since 2008.

  • Mike Pompeo 2019-01-20 10:53

    By Ruhollah Ghasemian

    Pompeo’s pointless Mideast trip

    TEHRAN - These days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to the Middle East and his meeting with his eight Arab counterparts have led some to think that Washington is planning to organize an Arab alliance against Iran and a war on Tehran will soon take shape in the region.

  • It behooves largely Muslim lands to avoid becoming like Saudi Arabia 2019-01-19 10:46

    By Martin Love

    It behooves largely Muslim lands to avoid becoming like Saudi Arabia

    NORTH CAROLINA - A fire broke out in a school building in Makkah back in 2002 from which young female students tried to escape. The Saudi “religious police” allegedly forced some if not all the teen school girls back inside the burning school because they were, in their hasty attempts to escape the fire, not wearing their headscarves and black robes.

  • The United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 2019-01-18 13:02

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Nancy Pelosi and her dual approaches

    TEHRAN - In her remarks, the United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asserted that Trump's border wall campaign has nothing to do with border security. She said it's one of the U.S. President's plans for energizing his conservative base, and in this way, he aims to distract the country from the various scandals dogging his administration.

  • Tony Blair 2019-01-15 09:55

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Why is Tony Blair so angry?

    TEHRAN - The former British Prime Minister doesn't have a good time! On the one hand, Tony Blair is witnessing the continuation of the Brexit process, and on the other hand, He's in no way happy with what has happened inside the Labor Party! Tony Blair is one of the main opponents of the British withdrawal from the European Union.

  • Greek’s anger flaring up  2019-01-14 10:29

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Greece’s anger flaring up 

    TEHRAN - As predicted, despite the adoption of austerity policies for 11 years, Greece is still one of the most austerity-stricken countries in the EU. Although Greece was supposed to emerge from the bailout by 2012, and step towards economic prosperity, heavy debts prevented the realization of this process. The European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund loaned Greece a total of €289bn ($330bn) in three programs, in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

  • Mahdi Pourhasani 2019-01-13 15:14

    By Mahdi Pourhasani

    Quantum computing and geopolitics competition between China and U.S. in cyber space

    TEHRAN - Quantum computing is the area of study that focuses on developing computer technology based on quantum theory. In information and communication technology it more focuses on the speed of computers. Quantum computing could make opportunities to advanced interests in cyberspace and out of cyberspace.

  • The U.S. wants to “incite” Iranians and this must be rejected 2019-01-12 12:09

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. wants to “incite” Iranians and this must be rejected

    NORTH CAROLINA - After a while a rational person begins to think Arabs, or at least Arab “leaders”, bar a handful of reasonably sane souls that includes Syria’s Assad and some others probably in Iraq and Lebanon, maybe in Kuwait and Qatar and even Yemen (it’s difficult to say, much less name names) are just flat stupid – especially when compared with most Iranians whatever their posture is towards the rule of Shia Muslim authorities in the Islamic Republic.

  • A random litany of potentially better news for Iran seen from 8000 miles 2019-01-08 14:21

    By Martin Love

    A random litany of potentially better news for Iran seen from 8000 miles

    NORTH CAROLINA - Iran is allegedly planning joint naval exercises with Russia in the Caspian Sea. The government in Kabul is said to be open to stronger ties and cooperation with Tehran. More countries are allegedly intending to keep open trade channels with Tehran, especially India and Pakistan, even if there’s no clear evidence yet of a European “Special Purposes Vehicle” to bypass U.S. economic sanctions on Iran for trade purposes.