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  • food tour 2018-08-27 23:59

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Women’s culinary, an attempt for entrepreneurship

    TEHRAN -- The idea came up from a road trip Matin took with a group of Spaniards around Iran.

  • Professor Smith 2018-08-27 14:18

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    China has shaken American domination over world order: Professor Smith

    TEHRAN - President Donald Tramp has done a lot of questionable action since he was in office, including issues within the United States - changing members of the cabinet, advisers and dismissal of director - and issues outside the United States, including the systematic withdrawal of international treaties and economic and political tensions with its former allies.

  • Shafeek Seddiq 2018-08-26 10:06

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Peace talks with Taliban are not feasible without Afghan government leading it’

    The security situation continues to worsen in war-ravaged Afghanistan with a spate of terror attacks in recent months. The Afghan government and the Taliban observed an unprecedented three-day ceasefire on Eid al Fitr but it turned out to be a lull before the storm. This week, to mark Eid al Azha, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who has been under tremendous pressure, again announced conditional ceasefire but the Taliban has not responded to it.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran, Negar Gerami 2018-08-26 09:29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global community should help Iran address refugee issues: S. Korean envoy

    Korea contributes $2.2m to WFP to support 30,000 Afghan refugees living in Iran

    TEHRAN — The issue of refugees in Iran is not the problem of a certain country, so definitely they need the assistance from the global community, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Basir Ahang 2018-08-21 08:57

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. and NATO neglect Afghan Shia massacres

    TEHRAN - As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, the government in Kabul is finding itself in troubled waters. According to the UN, civilian deaths recorded a new high in the first half of this year. Meanwhile, the targeted attacks on Hazara Shias of Afghanistan also continue unabated.

  • Mark Fitzpatrick 2018-08-20 11:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU blocking statute can't protect Iran against U.S. sanctions: Fitzpatrick

    TEHRAN - Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of International Institute for Strategic Studies says that the EU blocking statute cannot by itself protect Iran against the impact of U.S. sanctions because any firms that do business with the United States will still need to decide for themselves if it is worth risking this business for the sake of trade with Iran.

  • Osman Faruk Logoglu 2018-08-19 11:34

    By Payman Yazdani

    Turkish economy will not collapse: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - Referring to strong economy of Turkey, Senior member of Turkey’s CHP member says the evangelical circles in the USA, have turned the Pastor Brunson issue into a show case to win the millions of evangelical votes in the upcoming mid-term elections in November.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-08-17 12:58

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU resistance against U.S. on Iran is limited: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that Trump believes that the Blocking Statute law “will be ineffective unless the EU is really prepared to retaliate against the United States for its sanctions policies and to make it costly on the United States to take these steps.”

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-08-17 12:54

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU cannot force European companies to do business with Iran: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says that “European companies would be protected with regard to their specific agreements with Iran but the EU cannot protect them from being excluded from the U.S. market if they trade with Iran.”

  • نادر انتصار 2018-08-17 12:36

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran has to be very careful in future negotiations on Caspian Sea: Prof.

    TEHRAN - Professor of political science says although the text of the Caspian Sea Treaty signed on August 12, 2018 in Kazakhstan does not define the share of each of the littoral states, Iran has to be very careful in future negotiations.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-08-12 11:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is exchanging security by economic and financial issues: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “At least since the mid1970s, there has been a tacit cooperation among Persian Gulf Arab states and the West, including America.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-08-12 11:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Members of Arab NATO have conflicting interests: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that the countries that are said to become a part of this new "Arab NATO" have conflicting interests.

  • Takfiri 2018-08-12 11:00

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Takfiri groups can’t establish strategic presence in Kashmir but they have a small sympathetic base’

    TEHRAN -The shadowy forces of takfirism pose the biggest danger to Islam and Muslims today. They are hell-bent on destroying the fabric of Islam and sow seeds of discord among Muslims. Groups like ISIS, Taliban, Al-Qaeda are products of this very ideology that breeds on hatred for ‘others’. This wave of neo-Salafism and takfirism has reached Kashmir as well, and is increasingly threatening to tarnish the rich syncretic Sufi culture of Kashmir.

  • Fatik al-Rodaini is a senior Yemeni journalist 2018-08-09 09:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “Saudi-led coalition has failed to achieve any progress in war against Houthis in Yemen”

    The Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen has triggered world’s worst humanitarian crisis with thousands of deaths over the past three years and more than 22 million people in need of assistance. There are now reports about a major outbreak of cholera due to indiscriminate and heavy Saudi-UAE bombardment, with logistical and weapons support from the U.S.

  •  Vice-Chairman of the Islamic Association of China, Musa Jin Hung Wei 2018-08-08 17:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    Combating terrorism is an Islamic community’s collective wish: Shanghai Mosque’s Imam

    The Vice-Chairman of the Islamic Association of China, Musa Jin Hung Wei, in an interview with Tehran Times, examining the status quo of Muslims in Shanghai and said: “There are more than 200,000 Muslims living in Shanghai, 100,000 of whom are from other cities.”

  • Paul Pillar 2018-08-08 12:48

    By Javad Heirannia

    Security problems in Middle East are not clear situations: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “The security problems in the Middle East in which Iran is involved are not clear situations, in which there is one aggressor and one victim.”

  • Kovacevic
2018-08-08 12:08

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. is after regime change in Iran for its strategic goals in Central Asia: Kovacevic

    TEHRAN - Prof. Kovacevic is of the view that the U.S. is after a U.S.-friendly regime in Iran for its long term strategic goals in Central Asia to stop Chinese One road, one belt initiative.

  • parvin farshchi 2018-08-07 10:39

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Women in Iran enjoy good freedom, are good planners: female diplomat

    TEHRAN – “The world should understand that women in Iran are very different from women of other Muslim countries,” Parvin Farshchi, the recently appointed ambassador of Iran to Finland, said here on Monday.

  • نادر انتصار 2018-08-06 11:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump and Putin would like to create new world order: Prof.

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from University of South Alabama is the opinion that Both Trump and Putin would like to create a new world order, albeit for different reasons.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-08-05 11:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is unlikely to succeed: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that if you look at the members of Arab NATO, “it is the ‘usual suspects’ of the Persian Gulf—Saudi Arabia and the UAE plus Saudi Arabia’s tag along that is Bahrain—plus the two mercenaries of the region—Egypt and Jordan whose military are at the service of anyone who can pay and who rely on financial handouts. It is not an effective grouping of countries. Instead it is a military mishmash supported by the United States and Israel.”

  • David Devadas 2018-08-05 10:41

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Kashmiri youth are fed up of violence in which they grew up’

    TEHRAN - Security situation in Indian controlled Kashmir continues to be volatile with the new wave of home-grown militancy, cross-border fighting between India and Pakistan, and collapse of the provincial government. The incidents of violence have increased over the past few years and the peace process between India and Pakistan has virtually been put on the backburner.

  • فرهنگ جهانپور 2018-08-04 12:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is not viable military alliance: Jahanpour

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on Middle Eastern affairs in the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, and a member of Kellogg College says that I do not believe that Arab NATO is “a viable military alliance.”

  • Ayesha Siddiqa 2018-08-02 11:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Imran Khan would stick to status-quo on Pakistan’s relations with India and Afghanistan'

    TEHRAN - The elections in Pakistan this year have been marred by violence and allegations of large-scale irregularities, allegedly engineered by the military establishment.

  • Luciano Zaccara 2018-08-01 11:22

    By Payman Yazdani

    Arab NATO, a U.S. plan to curb Iran, deprive China, Russia from PGCC arm market: Dr. Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Research assistant professor in Qatar University believes that the U.S. plan to form Arab NATO aims not only to curb Iran but also to displace Russia and China from region’s strategic weaponry market.

  • نادر انتصار 2018-07-31 12:49

    By Payman Yazdani

    Forming alliance among PGCC member states is an illusory idea: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Professor of political science says the "Arab world" today is a patchwork of competing countries and forming an enduring alliance among the Arab states of the Persian Gulf is an illusory idea concocted by the U.S.

  • Aimal Faizi 2018-07-31 12:24

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘America’s destructive policies in Af-Pak region have led to terrorism, insecurity and geopolitical rivalries’

    TEHRAN - Aimal Faizi is a senior Afghan journalist and political analyst, who served as the spokesperson of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai between 2011 and 2014. In this interview with Tehran Times, he spoke about the security situation in Afghanistan, peace process and recent political developments. Following are the excerpts.

  • Alex Fedulov 2018-07-25 15:20

    By Marjan Golpira

    Iran pays the biggest price in the fight against drugs: UNODC

    TEHRAN - Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to the Islamic Republic of Iran says that Tehran pays the highest price in the battle against drug traffickers.

  • Almut Moller 2018-07-25 12:07

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump is looking for new alliances: Almut Moller

    Commenting on the necessity of a right balanced engagement between Russia and the EU, Almut Moller, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Berlin, says Donald Trump is “looking for new alliances”.

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-07-24 12:28

    Sanctions and stirring unrest are Trump’s approach toward Iran: Prof. Zonis

    Marvin Zonis, a professor of international political economy at Chicago University, is of the view that U.S. President is a pathological narcissist that tries to press Iran by increasing sanctions and stirring domestic unrest.

  • Mehr Tarar 2018-07-24 11:40

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “There is no certainty of any party gaining a simple majority in Pakistan election”

    Mehr Tarar is a Pakistan-based senior journalist, political commentator and author. She was formerly op-ed editor of Daily Times. In her interview with Tehran Times, she spoke about the general election in Pakistan and why it will be bitterly contested.