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  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/09/04

    By: Mudasir Sheikh

    Iran’s key role in fight against America’s economic terrorism

    TEHRAN - The America’s economic terrorism against the Islamic Republic of Iran has assumed alarming proportions lately. But Iran stands unfazed. On August 20, 2018, Iran’s central bank-affiliated website took off U.S. dollar as a standard of measuring the average rate of Iran’s most tradable currencies. In February, Iran had switched from US dollar to Euro as the official reporting currency of the nation.

  • Martin Love 2018-09-02 12:19

    By Martin Love

    No, it’s not the strongly cruel who survive in the longer run

    “The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from history while the strong, for good or for ill, survive. The strong are respected, and alliances are made with the strong, and in the end peace is made with the strong.”

  • Abdul Mumin Giwa 2018/09/02

    By Abdul Mumin Giwa

    Who is the terrorist? IMF, Buhari regime or faceless groups

    TEHRAN - I was shocked when my attention was drawn to a false claim by a faceless NGO ‘Coalition of Arewa CSO for Progress and Change’. The group claimed that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) paid N250 million to a person named Dr. Idris Ahmad, who is yet to be identified. The story was reported and given special coverage in the media in utter disregard of the journalistic ethics.

  • Chinese ambassador to Iran Pang Sen 2018-09-01 11:02

    By PANG SEN Chinese Ambassador to Iran

    The “Belt and Road Initiative” and Win-Win cooperation

    China and Iran enjoys a time-honored friendship. Two thousand years ago, these two ancient civilizations met each other on the Silk Road, leading to a period of glorious economic and cultural prosperity. In recent years, China and Iran have been enriching their long lasting friendship by complementing each other in various aspects such as trade, energy and production capacity cooperation. The successful cooperation between China and Iran arises from our friendly and mutually complementary relations.

  • Saadi 2018-08-29 12:30

    By Martin Love

    Saadi's words from 13th century are worth remembering right now

    History is not going to forget the JCPOA no matter what happens to the agreement itself. Ideally, it ought to stand with continued backing by the other signatories, which means the other signatories make it worthwhile for Iran to continue faithfully respecting its terms.

  • Mona Hossaini 2018/08/28

    By Mona Hossaini

    Women's critical role in Afghan peace process

    TEHRAN - The contemporary history of the South Asian region nearly always had a substantial component of conflict. Some examples include the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir that has been ongoing since 1947; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war and rise of insurgency and conflict in Nepal; and the ethnic conflict and insurgency in Sri Lanka, among others.

  • Sheldon Adelson, left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and Adelson's wife, Miriam (photo by Eyal Warshavsky) 2018-08-27 14:24

    By Eli Clifton

    Did Sheldon Adelson just capture the GOP?

    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trump’s biggest donor, just secured his role as the GOP’s top 2018 funder with a $25 million contribution to Senate Republicans midterm election efforts. In all likelihood, he also bought himself a direct line to any Republican whose ear he wants to bend.

  • Raghib Hussain 2018/08/26

    By: Raghib Hussain

    Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline only panacea to Pakistan's energy crisis

    TAHRAN - Last week, Imran Khan was sworn in as the new premier of Pakistan. In his first televised address to the nation, the cricketer-turned-politician outlined his vision for Pakistan and vowed to build the foundation of Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan), which was the dream of country's founding fathers Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Sir Mohammad Iqbal.

  • Martin Love 2018-08-25 11:20

    By Martin Love

    Geopolitical and economic transitions are nothing but painful

    Who knows what the real numbers are, but it’s been estimated that since the end of World War 2 the U.S. has been responsible, one way or another, for the demise of some 25 million souls across the planet – many of them innocent, who were victimized by the overweening insistence that the U.S. grab or maintain military or economic hegemony by damaging potential rivals.

  • ISIS 2018/08/21

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Muslim unity key to defeating forces of Takfirism

    TEHRAN - For Muslims, the staggering fall from grace can largely be attributed to fragmentation in their ranks, exacerbated by the scourge of sectarianism fanned by divisive forces. The condition of Muslims today, in both the realms of spiritual and temporal, is appallingly poor.

  • Martin Love 2018-08-19 11:43

    By Martin Love

    Can U.S. government do without friends in long run? No

    Iran’s neighbor, Turkey, with a population almost as large as Iran’s is suffering some of the same economic problems that Iran is suffering: a currency that has fallen precipitously against the “almighty” U.S. dollar, much higher inflation, and in Turkey’s case debt rating downgrades by the likes of the debt rating agencies (those with the most clout based in the U.S.), calls for the Turkish authorities to bend over to Western financial authorities and institutions, to borrow money from the IMF and well, you know, lose gobs of their sovereignty.

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/08/19

    By: Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. faces isolation in global community by sanctioning Iran

    TEHRAN -The recent statement of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani regarding isolation of the U.S. due to its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA, seems to become more relevant with every passing day as obvious from the actions of BRICS, EU and other countries like Turkey.

  • Mohammed bin Zayed 2018-08-15 11:47

    By Yosra Bakhakh

    Mohamad bin Zayed, Zionist culprit in Mid-East

    The Arab media announced a meeting of a United Arab Emirates top security delegation with Tel Aviv officials late last week. The UAE delegation was led by Mahmoud al-Shamsi, head of the UAE's intelligence agency. He was accompanied by four other Emirati security personnel.

  • حمله هوایی به صعده یمن 2018-08-13 11:34

    By Nima Chitsaz

    Colorful dreams end; will world finally react to Saudi carnage in Yemen?

    Innocent children soaked in their blood uttered their last words searching for their brothers, classmates and friends. The children hopelessly cry for their parents but to no avail. Taking their last breaths and still not knowing they are coming to the end of their precious lives the school boys are deeply shocked, their life supposed to be full joy and happiness.

  • در این جنایت وحشیانه که صبح پنجشنبه رخ داد اتوبوس حامل دانش آموزان یمنی در ضحیان واقع در استان مرزی صعده هدف حمله جنگنده های سعودی قرار گرفت که براثر آن بیش از 40 دانش آموز بی گناه شهید و بیش از 50 تن دیگر زخمی شدند. منابع پزشکی از احتمال افزایش تعداد شهدای این جنایت خبر دادند. 2018-08-12 12:12

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    When dollar means more than lives of Yemeni children

    The Saudi regime has committed yet another war crime in Yemen and this one is particularly horrendous.

  • Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy? 2018-08-11 12:14

    By Ishtiaq Hussain Turi

    Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy?

    Now that the hurly burly of elections is done, it is time for the new government led by Imran Khan to translate words into action and lay the foundation of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (new Pakistan). As top-notch experts have already said, the biggest test for the cricketer-turned-politician is economy. Pakistan’s economy is in bad shape, and there are already talks about the country approaching International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

  • Taliban 2018-08-09 12:49

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Talks’ between Taliban and U.S. an exercise in futility

    If reports in the Afghan and international media are to be believed, the first round of ‘preliminary talks’ between the U.S. and the Taliban were held last week in Doha.

  • “White Helmets”, under pretext of human rights support terrorism, Zionism 2018-08-08 11:53

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    “White Helmets”, under pretext of human rights support terrorism, Zionism

    TEHRAN - A few days ago, the Zionist regime officially announced that 800 members of the White Helmets and their families were transferred from areas under the control of the Syrian opposition to the occupied territories.

  • Imran Khan 2018/08/07

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Will Pakistan, Iran open new chapter in their relationship?

    TEHRAN - As Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan gets ready to take oath as the new prime minister of Pakistan, pundits are keen to see what his foreign policy will be. A populist leader, his election campaign focused majorly on domestic issues and the fight against institutional corruption.

  • Trump
2018-08-06 11:20

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Europe and Trump's riddle

    TEHRAN - The European Union is still confused by the United States and Donald Trump's behaviors as President of this drawer. On the other hand, the White House sends Europe to Europe with dual parallelism and paradoxal flow.

  • Professor Khawar Qureshi QC 2018-08-03 13:20

    By Professor Khawar Qureshi QC, McNair Chambers international lawyers

    Iran versus U.S. at the ICJ

    On 16 July 2018 Iran instituted proceedings against the United States of America before the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ”) following the decision of the United State to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and impose sanctions and restrictive measures targeting Iran and its nationals, and Iranian companies, a step criticized by the other parties to the Plan.

  • Imran Khan 2018/08/02

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Can Pakistan’s new PM resolve the Kashmir issue?

    TEHRAN -After his thumping victory in Pakistan general elections, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, known for his articulateness and razor-sharp political acumen, delivered a lengthy speech, outlining his vision for Pakistan, his foreign policy and how he plans to combat the scourge of corruption. He also spoke about his desire to improve ties with India and resolve the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.

  • Terrorism 2018-07-31 12:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. anti-narcotics campaign in Afghanistan a big disaster

    TEHRAN - The protracted war in Afghanistan has many convoluted dimensions and needless to say the foreign invaders have failed in almost every way. Their engagement in the war-ravaged country has only wreaked havoc, brought misery to the people and emboldened insurgent groups to carry out deadly strikes across the country.

  • Martin Love 2018-07-29 13:41

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. has become a threat to itself, too…

    I can’t help but imagine what a glorious world we might have were there to be accord between the U.S. and Iran, and if not actual accord, at least a Middle East where the U.S. treats each country in the region individually and equally, determining policies and initiatives and even criticism in a two-way give and take, the critique based solely on whether any actor is pursuing their own foreign policies with an aim to rid the region of violence and focus on beneficial, mutual trade and better relations.

  • U.S. 2018/07/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Let’s talk about terrorism perpetuated by America

    “There are two ways to approach the study of terrorism,” notes Noam Chomsky in ‘Western State Terrorism’. “One may adopt a literal approach or a propagandistic approach, construing the concept of terrorism as a weapon to be exploited in the service of some system of power. It comes as no surprise that the propagandistic approach is adopted by governments generally, and by their instruments in totalitarian states.”

  • Kim wookjin 2018-07-25 14:53

    By Kim Wookjin, Iran expert at KOTRA Tehran office

    Learning about Iran: A supreme pleasure

    TEHRAN - It has been already five years since I first step onto very unfamiliar land, Iran. Back in August, 2013, I began my governmental service in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I did not know anything about Iran then. It was literally ‘the unknown world’ to me.

  • محمد نهاوندیان 2018-07-22 09:51

    By Mohammad Nahavandian

    American unilateralism and the world crisis

    1. Friday, July 6, marked the anniversary of signing the Bayonet Constitution in Hawaii of the late 19th century.

  • Iran oil 2018-07-21 10:31

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Germany asks India to resist U.S. pressure, continue buying oil from Iran

    In a direct rebuke to the United States, Germany has urged India not to buckle under the U.S. pressure and continue buying oil from Iran.

  • Afghanistan
2018-07-19 12:54

    By Syed Zafar Mahdi

    Afghan-owned peace process only solution to war in Afghanistan

    America’s top military commander in Afghanistan, John Nicholson sent regional observers into a tizzy with his comments on Monday that the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban. He later retracted his statement, apparently under pressure, saying his words were“mischaracterized.”

  • Martin Love 2018-07-18 12:44

    By Martin Love

    Let’s hope Ocasio-Cortez has real guts

    A comely 28 year old restaurant employee with a Latin name and background from the Bronx, New York City, knocks off the multi term Congressman in a primary election who may ultimately have become the Democratic Party leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, displacing Rep. Nancy Pelosi (who really is no leader at all). This is heady stuff, and she arrived on the political scene with a slate of progressive ideas, including calls for an end to U.S. warmongering and universal healthcare for all citizens.