Middle East


  • Talks needed with Iran to secure region: Qatar 2018-03-17 08:12

    Talks needed with Iran to secure region: Qatar

    TEHRAN – Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah has highlighted the need for talks with Iran to settle regional problems and safeguard the region.

  • Zarif: U.S. pumps over half of its arms exports into Mideast 2018-03-17 07:44

    Zarif: U.S. pumps over half of its arms exports into Mideast

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced the United States for taking advantage of the conflicts in the Middle East and flooding the region with arms, which end up in the hands of war criminals.

  • فرهنگ جهان پور 2018-03-12 11:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. won’t allow Saudi Arabia to have full cycle of uranium enrichment and reprocessing: Professor

    TEHRAN - Farhang Jahanpour, an adjunct professor in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford and a Middle East expert, says that when Iran had her nuclear dispute with the West, many people in the West, as well as many officials in the Persian Gulf littoral states, including Saudi Arabia, kept asking why despite her vast oil reserves Iran needed nuclear reactors.

  • دیدار رهبر انقلاب با مداحان 2018-03-09 19:53

    West misusing “gender equality”, the Leader says

    Iran’s regional policy none of U.S., Europe’s business

    TEHRAN - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has deplored comments made by some Western officials, the Americans in particular, against Iran’s foreign policy in the Middle East, asserting that the issue is none of their business.

  • Europe 2018-03-02 20:12

    By Reuters and staff 

    Europeans engage with Iran on regional issues 

    European powers and Iran have started talks over Tehran’s role in the Middle East and will meet again this month in Italy as part of efforts to prove to U.S. President Donald Trump that they are meeting his concerns over the 2015 nuclear deal, according to Reuters.

  •  U.S. reviving terrorists in Mideast, North Africa: Shamkhani 2018-02-23 11:11

    U.S. reviving terrorists in Mideast, North Africa: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN – The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has warned that Washington is reviving terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Diplomat says Iran’s proposal for regional dialogue still up for grabs 2018-02-13 09:23

    Diplomat says Iran’s proposal for regional dialogue still up for grabs

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to Copenhagen, Morteza Moradi, said on Sunday that Tehran’s proposal for dialogue among Middle Eastern countries is still up for grabs, ILNA reported.

  • بازدید سردار حسین دهقان مشاور فرماندهی معظم کل قوا در حوزه صنایع دفاعی و پشتیبانی نیروهای مسلح از خبرگزاری مهر 2018-02-12 09:08

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Iran a big help in push to eliminate ISIL

    TEHRAN - Iran’s ex-defense minister says that Iran’s engagement in the fight against ISIL in the Middle East has been a wakeup call to the world about the menace of this and other terrorist groups.

  • Director Ebrahim Hatamikia flashes a victory sign as he poses during a photocall for “At Damascus Time” during the 36th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran on February 5, 2018. (FFF/Moein Baqeri) 2018-02-06 18:38

    “At Damascus Time” director wants Middle East to see his film 

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia has said that he is eager to see “At Damascus Time”, his latest film on Daesh, screened in the Middle East.

  • فرهنگ جهانپور 2018-01-24 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    Everybody knows JCPOA was not bilateral agreement between Iran and U.S.: Professor

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on the Middle East in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, tells the Tehran Times that “President Trump’s recent speech on Iran was the most belligerent speech by any U.S. president about Iran since the Iranian revolution.”

  • Trump 2018/01/21

    By Robert Fisk

    Trump is helping to make the region a crueler place

    There really is no point any more in talking about Donald Trump or U.S. foreign policy. They do not exist.

  • U.S. and Middle East 2018-01-20 11:16

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. invests in creating unrests in Iran to its geopolitical interests: Geopolitical expert

    TEHRAN - Commenting on recent turbulences in Iran Anthony Cartalucci says the U.S. still believes investing in the protests can create some sort of positive geopolitical return for their policy of undermining and coercing Iran domestically, regionally and internationally. 

  •  Filip Kovacevic 2018-01-14 10:10

    By Payman Yazdani

    People support, strategic external partnership to push back U.S. threat against Iran: Kovacevic

    TEHRAN - Filip Kovacevic, professor of geopolitics, University of San Francisco believes the only way to thwart the U.S. threats against Iran’s Establishment is to meet the needs of people inside and having strategic external partnerships. 

  • In many places farmers have overused underground aquifers that have taken thousands of years to form, drawing down the fossil water much faster than it can be replaced. The Ogallala aquifer in the Ame 2018/01/13

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Using fossil water is a soft option, reappraise it

    First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has recently ordered studying the possibility of tapping into the country’s underground supplies of fossil water.

  • Mazhari 2018-01-03 10:24

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    What makes Iran stronger than Saudi Arabia?

    TEHRAN - After the return of economic prosperity in Lebanon, Saad Hariri declared his resignation in Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian influence across the region and claiming he feared the same fate as his assassinated father if he remained leader. That was the spark that ignited the fire of war against Iran and served to remind the Lebanese of their civil war in which many lives were lost. Subsequently Hariri suspended his resignation after two weeks which prompted many questions and suspicion.

  • Sigmar Gabriel 2017-12-25 09:01

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    What Is Germany's Position on the JCPOA?

    Sigmar Gabriel German Foreign Minister who is also one of the leaders of the Social-Democratic Party in the country, has recently held talks with members of the U.S. Congress over what he calls "preservation of the JCPOA". The German foreign ministry wrote in a Twitter post:

  • بازدید سرلشگر باقری رییس ستاد کل نیروهای مسلح از نمایشگاه دست آوردهای بومی قرارگاه پدافند هوایی 2017-12-24 20:55

    Military chief: Iran’s security owed to ‘strategic deterrence’

    TEHRAN - Major General Mohammad Baqeri, chief of the Iranian armed forces, said on Sunday that Iran’s security comes from “strategic deterrence” which is “dynamic”.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-12-23 08:46

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Trump’s Security Strategy: Upending Virtues of Multilateralism

    President Trump articulated a new national security strategy on December 18, 2017, largely premised on a populist speech filled with the echoes of his campaign mantra of patriotism, prosperity and pride.   

  • araqchi 2017-12-19 20:47

    ‘Water diplomacy’ essential for West Asia, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that “water diplomacy” is the most important necessity in water-hungry West Asia and this should be dealt with as a “security” issue.

  • Martin Love 2017-12-19 11:06

    By Martin Love  

    Moral objection valid

    North Carolina _  This is part personal, it is passionate, but it is nonetheless fully substantiated by facts and long study, experience and observation, real time objective observation, over decades. And after a while, if a person has half a brain and heart, one stops mincing words and throws caution to the winds and tries hard to tell and write truths that some others don’t want to hear and they, the others, try to squash such truth telling. But here goes, from an American journalist no less writing gladly for an Iranian newspaper.

  • zarif 2017-12-18 20:09

    Zarif: Iran seeking interests in a stable, prosperous Mideast

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran is seeking its interests in a “powerful”, “prosperous” and “stable” Middle East.

  • Hessameddin Ashena 2017-12-16 20:56

    West Asia might collapse: advisor

    TEHRAN – Hessameddin Ashena, an advisor to President Rouhani, warned on Saturday that Western Asia might collapse in the near future, unless regional countries resolve their problems.

  • zarif 2017-12-16 20:50

    Certain countries catch cold when Trump sneezes: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that certain countries in the region depend too much on major powers, noting they catch a cold when U.S. President Donald Trump sneezes.

  • Semih Idiz 2017-12-13 10:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    Turkish expert: Egypt stance toward Iran affected by Cairo-Riyadh ties 

    TEHRAN _ Turkish Political analyst Semih Idiz says Cairo's position on Iran is driven not only by its close ties to Saudi Arabia, but because as a major Arab power it is also concerned about the increasing Iranian influence in the Middle East.

  • Nuray Mert 2017-11-25 09:47

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. failed to fulfill its aims in Mid-East: Turkish expert

    TEHRAN _ Professor of political science, Istanbul University Nuray Mert, believes the U.S. and its allies failed to fulfill their regional aims to disintegrate Middle East. 

  • Nosratollah Tajik 2017-11-11 09:25

    BY Nosratollah Tajik

    Leaked secret cable confirms Israeli-Saudi coordination to provoke war in Mid-East

    Former Ambassador to Jordan, Nosratollah Tajik says Leaked Secret Israeli Zionist regime's Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination to Provoke War in Middle East. 

  • Tehran to host security conference on January 8 2017-11-07 09:30

    Tehran to host security conference on January 8

    TEHRAN – Jamal Shafi’ee, the chief of the Center for Strategic Studies of National Security, said on Monday that the second conference on regional security will be held in Tehran on January 8.

  • دیدار وزیر امور خارجه با سفرای کشورهای کوبا و قبرس 2017-11-06 20:06

    Zarif: Visits to Saudi Arabia ‘hazardous’ to region 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that visits by foreign officials to Saudi Arabia have “proved hazardous to regional health”.

  • Thomas Berger 2017-10-08 09:55

    by Zahra Sadat Khezri

    Sanctions alone won't get North Korea to give up nuclear arms: Boston professor

    TEHRAN - A professor of international relations from Boston University believes that economic sanctions alone will not prompt North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

  • دیدارهای امروز محمد جواد ظریف وزیر امور خارجه 2017-09-05 20:27

    Zarif: Iran made its way into regional security equations

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Iran has successfully managed to bring itself to the core of regional security equations.