• UNSC 2020-08-22 16:08

    13 Security Council members oppose U.S. bid to return UN bans on Iran

    TEHRAN — Thirteen countries out of the 15-member UN Security Council have expressed their opposition to the U.S. bid to reimpose the UN sanctions on Iran, arguing that Washington’s move is void given it is using a process under a nuclear deal that it quit more than two years ago.

  • JCPOA 2020-08-18 23:31

    How Iran will respond to snapback sanctions

    TEHRAN - As the U.S. moves forward with its plan to snap back all UN sanctions on Iran, the world holds its breath to see how Iran would respond to a potential return of UN restrictions.

  • Robert Inlakesh 2020/08/18

    By Robert Inlakesh

    Wall Street Journal caught out in lies about “U.S. Seizure of Iranian vessels”

    Last Thursday, the widely regarded “reputable” ‘Wall Street Journal’ published a story, quoting unnamed U.S. officials, claiming that four Iranian vessels heading to Venezuela were “seized” in International Waters. But now it seems that they have changed their narrative, the narrative that the rest of Western Corporate media has adopted.

  • UN 2020-08-17 23:10

    U.S. faces uphill battle to trigger snapback sanctions

    TEHRAN -In a bid to ensure that the UN arms embargo on Iran is not expired, the U.S. plans to trigger a return of all UN sanctions on Iran, a highly controversial move that could create a bitter row among the permanent members of the UN Security Council over the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-08-15 12:06

    Tehran advises Washington to take lesson from its failures

    TEHRAN — Making a reference to the United States failure at the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says Washington should take a lesson from its total failures.

  • UNSC 2020-08-14 14:15

    Iran calls on Security Council to reject U.S. ‘ill-intentioned’ move

    TEHRAN — Iran’s permanent mission to the UN has called on the UN Security Council to stand up to an “ill-intentioned” move by the U.S. government to extend an arms embargo on Tehran.

  • Beirut blast 2020-08-12 23:30

    By Saeed K. Mavadat

    Beirut blast revives debate over international trusteeship system in Lebanon

    TEHRAN - In the wake of the massive explosion at the Beirut port, which devastated parts of the Lebanese capital and left hundreds of thousands of Beirut residents homeless, Lebanese politicians and experts dangle the prospect of Lebanon being placed under international trusteeship.

  • Donald Trump 2020-08-12 00:04

    By staff and agency

    Trump risks crisis at UN by trying to use Iran deal he shredded: Bloomberg

    In an article published by Bloomberg on Tuesday, it is said that two years after quitting the 2015 nuclear deal, Donald Trump’s administration is risking a crisis at the United Nations by threatening to reimpose international sanctions on Iran that were eased under the agreement.

  • Majid Takht-Ravanchi 2020-08-09 15:56

    UN envoy slams U.S. for sponsoring anti-Iran Tondar terrorist group

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has slammed the United States for sponsoring a U.S.-based anti-Iran group named Tondar.

  • UNSC 2020-08-08 17:22

    UN set to roundly reject U.S. resolution on Iran: diplomats

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Security Council is set to roundly reject a U.S. resolution to extend an arms embargo on Iran, according to UN diplomats.

  • arms embargo 2020-08-05 19:03

    U.S. circulates resolution on Iran arms embargo at UN: Bloomberg

    TEHRAN — The United States has circulated a new resolution to the UN Security Council members, calling for an extension of the UN arms embargo on Iran.

  • Takht Ravanchi 2020-07-25 13:09

    Takht-Ravanchi censures Washington’s sanctions on Syria as ‘shameful’

    All forces present in Syria without permission must leave, Iran’s UN envoy says

    TEHRAN – All foreign forces who have entered Syria with the permission of the Damascus government must leave the country, the Iranian ambassador to the UN said on Thursday. 

  • Protesters outside the Supreme Court in April 2018. (Credit: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) 2020-07-24 18:14

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Trump’s Muslim ban: For the sake of safer America or anti-Muslim bigots

    House Democrats on Wednesday voted to pass a legislation that would revoke the U.S. President Donald Trump administration’s controversial order banning entry to immigrants from mostly Muslim-majority countries.

  • Alireza Miryousefi 2020-07-19 16:55

    Iran denounces Bloomberg article for promoting violence, terrorism

    TEHRAN — Iran’s UN Mission has denounced a Bloomberg article for encouraging violence, terror and sabotage against Iran, saying the article promotes violence and terrorism.

  • Catherine Shakdam 2020-07-18 16:15

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    The West, UN allowing Saudis commit ‘veritable genocide’ in Yemen:  geopolitical analyst

    Catherine Shakdam says ‘money’ is stopping Saudi crimes in Yemen 

    TEHRAN - Catherine Shakdam, a geopolitical analyst and commentator based on London, tells the Tehran Times that Western powers and the UN have failed to stop Saudi crimes in Yemen and allowed the Saudi regime “to conduct a veritable genocide”. 

  • Daryl Kimball 2020-07-14 10:07

    By Hamid Bayati

    Arms embargo is just a pretext for U.S. to build political support to return UN sanctions on Iran

    Daryl G. Kimball, the executive director at U.S. Arms Control Association, tells the Tehran Times that a move by the Trump administration to extend arms embargo is just “a pretext for building sufficient political support for snapping back UN sanctions under the terms of UNSCR 2231.”

  • Joseph J. Kaminski 2020-07-12 11:33

    Countless Bosnians lost lives as Western powers failed to act fast: Sarajevo University professor

    TEHRAN - Joseph J. Kaminski, an assistant professor at the International University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, tells the Tehran Times that failure of Western powers and the United Nations-led to loss of “countless lives” in the Bosnian War.

  • Marko Milanovic 2020-07-12 11:15

    By Marko Milanovic

    Srebrenica massacre; Failure of the UN and the World’s most powerful states

    What is certainly true is that the international community, including the UN and the world’s most powerful states, failed the people of Bosnia and the inhabitants of Srebrenica specifically.

  • Professor Otto Spijkers 2020-07-11 10:51

    By Professor Otto Spijkers

    25 years later: Questions of legal responsibility for Srebrenica 

    On July 11, 2020, exactly 25 years have passed since the genocide in Srebrenica happened. In 1995, Bosnian Serb soldiers killed more than eight thousand Bosnian Muslim men in just a few days, while a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force of Dutch soldiers was there to protect these men. This makes the Srebrenica genocide also a dark page in Dutch history.

  • Samir Veladzic 2020-07-10 22:22

    By M.A. Saki

    Srebrenica is a ‘big black spot’ in UN history: ambassador  

    TEHRAN – The ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Iran blames the United Nations for failing to prevent the massacre in Srebrenica in July 1995, telling the Tehran Times that the tragedy “is a big black spot in the history of the United Nations Organization” that took place “in the heart of Europe”.

  • Vasily Nebenzia 2020-07-10 17:06

    Russia says U.S. will never succeed in extending Iran arms embargo

    TEHRAN — Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, said on Thursday that the U.S. draft resolution on extending the United Nations’ arms embargo on Iran has no chance of succeeding.

  • UN 2020-07-10 12:27

    UN arms embargo: Last chance for E3 to save Iran nuclear deal

    Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei has warned France, Germany, and the UK against extending the UN arms embargo on Iran, signaling that doing so could spell the end of the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • abducted diplomats 2020-07-07 16:25

    Ambassador calls on UN chief to pursue case of abducted Iranian diplomats

    TEHRAN — Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called on United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to help find four Iranian diplomats who were kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982.

  • Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst 2020-06-29 12:24

    By Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst

    The UN: 75 years of false expectations and failure

    The disunited nations The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) presents a symbolic moment to reflect on what a failure the organization has been. Its establishment created false expectations among the international community that all nations will finally be treated equally irrespective of their size, but in reality, the UN is dominated by the five most important victors of the Second World War that sit on its Security Council (UNSC) and were also coincidentally or not the first five countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

  • Javad Miri, professor of sociology and religious studies at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies 2020-06-29 10:16

    “The UN has not been able to stop even a single struggle in the non-European or non-Euro-Atlantic context”

    Basic idea of UN is euro-centric, says Iranian sociologist

    TEHRAN - The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization whose mission is to establish peace and security in the world. This is what stated in the preamble to its charter and its first article. Since its establishment, expectations were high on the UN's pivotal role in maintaining global stability and security by adopting a holistic vision towards international conflicts.

  • Marvin Zonis 2020-06-28 18:52

    By Marvin Zonis

    The United Nations in West Asia

    When one contemplates the role of the UN in West Asia, one thinks immediately of its role in the ongoing and intractable conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In what their many decades-long conflict over control of land and their ability to govern that land, the UN has failed to bring any resolution of that conflict.

  • Mohammad Hassan Khani 2020-06-28 18:38

    By Mohammad Hassan Khani

    The United Nations: A disappointing past and a challenging future

    For many centuries, generations after generations of humankind have been seeking and hoping to find a mechanism by which they can eliminate or limit the acts of aggression and war, and to build a kind of relationship among nations across the world based on lasting peace and justice. In late 19th century and early 20th century and specially by the relative success of the Hague Conferences (1899-1907) and then establishment of the League of Nations this ray of hope got a chance to boost, and millions of people around the world thought this newly born international institution is the one that they and their ancestors have been waiting for. However the event of the Second World War proved that this optimism was wrong.

  • The organization which stood and watched 2020-06-28 16:10

    The organization which stood and watched

    During many historical benchmarks, when something went wrong in the world, when countries were waiting for help to come, and when there were obligations based on a set of articles in what used to be happily called "the United Nations' Charter," the very organization which was committed to intervening in the dispute according to that charter preferred to stand aside and watch as the world drowned in disaster and chaos.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2020-06-28 15:33

    By Rodney Shakespeare

    The anniversary of the United Nations; maybe an end to unipolarity

    Believe it or not, the United Nations was established to prevent war. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, to prevent war being waged by certain nations. And even that is not true. Maybe it should be to allow war to be waged by a privileged group but not by others. Oh dear! It’s all so difficult!

  • Mohamad Kleit 2020-06-28 15:18

    No place for justice in UN dictionary: Lebanese journalist

    TEHRAN - Mohamad Kleit, a Lebanese journalist specialized in international affairs and geopolitics, tells the Tehran Times that the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, while this international organization has failed to achieve justice.