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  • space-based technology 2019-02-03 21:34

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Space technology, future market for Iranian entrepreneurs

    About half a century ago, human left footprints on the moon. For years, space technology was associated in the mind of public with launching satellites, astronauts in their weird costume exploring other planets. Space technology was unreachable and done behind closed doors!

  • جشن قهرمانی قطر در جام ملت های آسیا‎ 2019-02-02 18:16

    By Masoud Hossein

    Iran has much to learn from Qatar football

    TEHRAN – Qatar football team, headed by Felix Sanchez, lifted the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in their history, and the triumph was a far cry from everyone’s expectation.

  • Ghaderi 2019-02-02 09:30

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    There remains ambiguity about the SPV even though it exists

    TEHRAN - Finally, after months of delay, the foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France and Germany announced in a joint statement that they have set up a financing mechanism to skirt American sanctions and keep the 2015 Iran nuclear deal alive.

  • From left, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas launch the long-awaited special vehicle for Iran trade in Bucharest, Romania, on Jan. 31. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images) 2019-02-01 22:13

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    SPV: A European mechanism to struggle U.S., gain economic autonomy

    In their joint statement on that last day of January, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt introduced the SPV (a special purpose vehicle) also called INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges), the financial mechanism which enables Iran to keep doing business with the rest of the world despite the draconian financial sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

  • The second shock of British Parliament to May   2019-02-01 14:05

     By Hanif Ghaffari

    The second shock of British Parliament to May  

    TEHRAN - For the second time in recent weeks, the Parliament of the United Kingdom opposed British Prime Minister Teresa May’s proposed Brexit. The legislators of the House of Commons, while rejecting PM May's plan to withdraw without an agreement from the EU, asked her to try to re-negotiate with the European Union.

  • Trump -  Emmanuel Macron 2019-01-30 10:01

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Paris is completing the U.S. puzzle against Iran  

    TEHRAN - Although the French government insists on showing itself in this equation as an independent actor, the particular insistence of Paris to oppose Iran's missile program is in line with the interests of the Trump government.

  • The generous sky has opened; is the dry spell over in Iran?  2019/01/29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou 

    The generous sky has opened; is the dry spell over in Iran? 

    TEHRAN — Since the beginning of autumn Iran has seen a great increase in precipitation amounts but endless speculations are running rampant as to whether the dry spell is over in the country or not. 

  • Barnie Sanders - Donald Trump 2019-01-28 10:23

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Trump is afraid of the Sanders name 

    TEHRAN - Announcement of Barnie Sanders' candidacy in the 2020 presidential election is the worst possible news for Donald Trump and his entourage at the White House. Many American analysts believe that Sanders could be a serious rival for Trump in the upcoming presidential election.

  • Emmanuel Macron- Donald Trump 2019-01-27 10:36

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    French performance in favor of Trump

    TEHRAN - There is no end to the French direct play on Trump's ground! In their latest speeches against Iran's missile program, the Elysee Palace authorities have called for the immediate stop of Iran's ballistic missile testing, and this is the same position they were taking during the past two years.

  • British PM May 2019-01-26 10:13

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Brexit deadlock in London 

    TEHRAN - The negative vote by the Parliament in England to the Theresa May plan to leave the European Union has created a difficult and complicated situation in London.

  • exports 2019-01-23 21:12

    By: Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Will phoenix rise from the ashes?

    Iran has experienced an unprecedented devaluation of its currency, rial, during the current Iranian calendar year 1397, which is going to end on March 20, 2019.

  • Exploring Saudi-Emiratis disagreements on Yemen 2019-01-23 09:51

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Exploring Saudi-Emiratis disagreements on Yemen

    TEHRAN - The Saudi-Emirati offensive in Yemen and bombing of innocent people in the country is some of the issues that have always been discussed between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the developments in Yemen.

  • oil revenues 2019-01-22 21:21

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Will Iran’s oil revenues satisfy next year’s budget expectations?

    Despite enjoying a great variety of income sources besides oil, Iran is undeniably dependent on oil revenues for managing its financial affairs. According to economists, near 70 percent of the Iranian government’s total income comes from selling oil and oil products.

  • MKO (Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization) 2019-01-22 10:25

    By Hamid Bayati

    Extreme right of Europe and Netanyahu's new mission to Rajavi Cult

    TEHRAN – Israeli regime is providing extreme right parties in Europe with covert support to create a rift in the continent.

  • Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise 2019-01-21 09:56

    By Mohammad Homaiefar

    Khashoggi, Bin Salman’s nightmare

    TEHRAN - While the Khashoggi case has recently subsided in the media and Mohammed bin Salman all along has been keen to overcome any challenge, but it seems that the American Senator Lindsay Graham has not been indifferent and has launched a blistering attack on the Saudi Crown Prince. 

  • Trump- Biden 2019-01-19 10:07

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Trump is mocking Biden

    TEHRAN - News sources in the United States announced that Joe Biden, the U.S. former Vice-President (from 2009 to 2017), and a prominent figure in the Democratic Party will soon announce his run for the president in 2020. Biden has previously said that he's "the most qualified person in the country" for being president.

  • Crypto-rial 2019-01-16 19:05

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Getting around sanctions with crypto-rial

    In April 2018, the Central Bank of Iran banned domestic banks and people from dealing in foreign cryptocurrency because of money laundering and financing risks.

  • Pompeo: Sanctions aim to improve Iranians’ livelihood 2019-01-16 09:33

    By M.A. Saki

    Pompeo is the wrong man for his post 

    It is hard to comprehend that a person like Mike Pompeo is the chief diplomat of an important country like the United States. His career is alien to diplomacy. 

  • کارلوس کی روش 2019-01-15 18:39

    By Masoud Hossein

    Iran football federation seems blind to some rules

    TEHRAN – It would be odd to negotiate coaching a team while you are still under contract with another, but that seems to be the case for the Iran football federation and Team Melli coach Carlos Queiroz.

  • Iranians will not forget treason by Poland 2019-01-15 09:43

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Iranians will not forget treason by Poland

    TEHRAN - In 1939, when World War II began, Poland came under attacks by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The attacks led to starvation, displacement, and mass execution of Polish people.

  • Oil Export 2019-01-13 20:19

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran’s oil market facing the new sanctions era; what to expect

    After an expected hiatus in Iran’s oil exports to some of the country’s main customers following the reimposition of the U.S. sanctions, once again the country’s old buyers are coming back to take advantage of the 180-day window which has been presented by the waivers granted in November.

  • Reasons behind the eventual withdrawal of Kuwait from PGCC  2019-01-12 11:57

    By Javad Heirannia 

    Reasons behind the eventual withdrawal of Kuwait from PGCC 

    TEHRAN - After several years since the beginning of Syria crisis, the Persian Gulf Arab states are changing their policies towards this county, and following the move of UAE and Bahrain, Kuwait will soon expand its relations with Syria.

  • Rial 2019-01-08 20:32

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Currency reconversion not a turning point in economic reformation

    One of Iran’s main economic policies, under the framework of the sixth five-year development plan, is modification of banking system and reformation of monetary policies, moving forward toward which the Rouhani administration put forward the plan to shift the national currency from Rial to Toman earlier in December 2016 by eliminating specific number of zeroes.

  • Merkel and Macron's secret disputes 2019-01-08 11:58

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel and Macron's secret disputes

    TEHRAN - In spite of European senior officials' emphasis on cooperation among the EU leaders, such a cooperation doesn't exist in practice. Under such circumstances, the political and economic disagreements between Berlin and Paris are still going on. These disagreements are indicative of German-French conflicts in resolving the European economic crisis.

  • Ghaderi 2019-01-07 10:08

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Tel Aviv fears Hezbollah more than ever

    TEHRAN - Israelis are riddled with fear, fear of Hezbollah missile capability and the invaluable experience of Lebanese resistance fighters in the Syrian War. 

  • Trump 2019-01-05 10:25

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Trump's phobia of his allies

    TEHRAN - Trump's fear of his friends and his cabinet is a topic that has been implicitly, and sometimes directly, pointed out in the Western media. This phobia led Trump to remove many of his cabinet members. Trump assume that his allies are making conspiracies against him, and when they disagree with his announced policies in their behavior and speeches,  It's part of this conspiracy.

  • Tzipi Livni, chair of the Kulanu Party 2019-01-04 14:49

    By Hamid Bayati

    A spy who is no longer popular

    TEHRAN - Tzipi Livni, chair of the Kulanu Party (right),  is not feeling well these days. She has started her carrier as spy in the Zionist regime, then entered Israel’s political system and later became foreign minister; during the Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s term, she was named as the future prime minister of Israel. Now, she has turned into a figure that can easily be pushed aside. 

  • Donald Trump 2019-01-02 12:08

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The government shutdown: Another Trumped-Up problem

    TEHRAN - Donald Trump has recently threatened to close the U.S. southern border with Mexico entirely if devoting the sum for building a wall there is not accepted.

  • Yemen 2018-12-31 10:48

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Violating ceasefire in al-Hudaydah with Saudi's killing machine

    TEHRAN - Yemen peace talks are underway in Sweden capital Stockholm between the Yemeni resistance groups and a delegation from Yemen’s incumbent government with hopes for al-Hudaydah ceasefire.

  • European army 2018-12-30 09:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Independent European army: A dream which will never come true 

    TEHRAN - It has been a rather long time that politicians like the French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, didn't speak of the formation of an "Independent European Army." This is doubling the assumptions on the cross-sectional and reactionary nature of this idea by European authorities.