Middle East


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  •  Mehran Kamrava 2018-08-04 14:36

    By Javad Heirannia

    “Arab NATO” will fail: Mehran Kamrava

    TEHRAN - Mehran Kamrava, a professor of the Middle East Studies in Georgetown University of Doha, tells the Tehran Times that attempts to form a military alliance against Iran (Arab NATO) will fail.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Tehran security conference slated for early 2019 2018-07-12 13:55

    Tehran security conference slated for early 2019

    TEHRAN – The third Tehran security conference will be held early next year with the motto of regional security in West Asia, prospect of stability, cooperation and collective progress.

  • larijani 2018-07-10 10:17

    Regional states able to settle disputes through consultation: Larijani

    TEHRAN - Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that there is no need for interference of foreigners in the affairs of countries in the Middle East.

  • Martin Love 2018-06-28 13:38

    By Martin Love

    Take heart: the next 100 years will be better

    Occasionally it makes sense to stand back and take a look at history from a long-term perspective, and in this regard I am talking about the last 100 years, which really have not been kind to the Middle East, its diverse people, and even to Islam.

  • Yahya Rahim Safavi 2018-06-25 20:43

    Military advisor: Iran has practical plan for any trans-regional threats

    TEHRAN - Today's threats to Iran are from trans-regional sides to each of which the country has a practical plan to respond, a senior Iranian military advisor said on Sunday evening.

  • Merkel: Trump’s nuclear deal exit causes ‘shift in German-American ties’ 2018-06-23 10:22

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel lost the game!

    TEHRAN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel attacked Iran's regional policy in his most recent statement. This is while the German government is one of the main supporters of the terrorist and takfiri groups in the West Asian region.

  • Reza Mirabian 2018-06-22 21:14

    ‘Iran adamant supporter of talks on Yemen crisis’

    TEHRAN – Former Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait Reza Mirabian says the Islamic Republic has been strongly supporting political talks to settle the Yemen conflict, criticizing Riyadh for military involvement in Yemen.

  • All 80 nuclear warheads in Mideast owned by Israel: Zarif 2018-06-19 19:58

    All 80 nuclear warheads in Mideast owned by Israel: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Referring to recent statistics released by a Stockholm-based research institute, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said all proven nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East are entirely owned by the Zionist regime of Israel.

  • macron 2018-06-13 10:54

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Be careful Mr. Macron!

    TEHRAN - Emmanuel Macron, the weak and incapable president of France, continues to play his direct role to the benefits of the United States and the Zionist Regime. During his recent press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister the Quds occupying regime, Macron expressed his concerns over Iran's regional activities.

  • Mousavian 2018-06-12 22:28

    Mousavian says Iran feels threatened by export of Wahhabism

    Ex-senior diplomat proposes three steps to settle Mideast crises

    Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian diplomat and a current Princeton University researcher, has elaborated on root causes of crises and instability in the Middle East.

  • khoshroo 2018-06-12 22:15

    Tehran says U.S. policies have left Mideast in ‘total chaos’

    Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, has said that the failed policies of the U.S. have left the Middle East region in total chaos.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2018-06-11 12:47

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Reflections on Quds Day: After 12 years has anything really changed?

    “One must ask if Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza is really a step in the direction of peace in the Middle East. Has anything really changed?” — Yuram Abdullah Weiler , June, 2006

  • Kushner 2018/05/29

    By Steven A. Cook

    Middle Eastern monarchs look at the Trumps and see themselves

    Almost 20 years ago when I was a graduate student living in Cairo, I published an article in a Washington-based journal called Middle East Insight. The magazine had a solid reputation, with a knack for scoring interviews with important people. A few years later, Middle East Insight disappeared. When I heard the news, I figured the magazine was too niche for an expanding media environment, shrugged my shoulders, and went on with life.

  • Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah 2018-05-26 10:46

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Hezbollah's rising power is fomenting panic among the Zionists

    TEHRAN - For a long time, the threats of the Zionist regime have intensified against the resistance axis in the Mideast, especially against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

  • Trump and Bin salman 2018-05-09 10:42

    By Martin Love

    Summer 2018: a bit of fear and loathing are natural

    A bit of fear and a bunch of loathing mark the days of intelligent people anywhere, and I’m hearing this from Iranian friends in Iran and in the US. It seems that this summer may be like no other in recent memory: either good sense and rationality will somehow prevail, or the world, and particularly the Middle East, will be plunged into some sort of all or nothing conflict to tie up loose ends of US and Zionist and Saudi imperialism.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-04-14 11:27

    By Javad Heirannia

    Islamic Republic of Iran changed the laws of psychology of nationalism: prof.

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes “no philosopher or social scientists can disregard the importance of Iran as an analytical object.”

  • Bilgehan Alagoz 2018-04-11 10:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump pressure not to affect Tehran-Ankara security cooperation: expert

    TEHRAN - Lecturer at Marmara University Institute for Middle East Studies Dr. Bilgehan Alagoz, says, the U.S. pressure would have a negative impact on the economic relations but would not affect bilateral relations in the area of security.

  • Martin Love 2018-04-06 12:31

    By Martin Love

    Psychopaths seem to have gathered of late

    A message from a friend this week, writing: “Martin, perhaps you are one of the few Americans who can actually broadcast to the Iranians that we, the mass of the people here in the U.S., do not see them as enemies.”

  • Leader 2018-04-02 20:36

    Leader urges nation to support domestic production

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on the entire Iranian nation to dedicate their efforts to promoting domestic production in line with resistance economy.

  • سخنرانی مقام معظم رهبری در اجتماع زائران و مجاوران حرم مطهر رضوی 2018-03-22 09:21

    Leader underlines Iran's peace campaign

    Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei defended Iran’s influential role in the region, saying that the Islamic Republic has made an essential contribution in defeating Takfiri terrorists.

  • Shamkhani 2018-03-17 09:08

    Iran source of security in Mideast: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran has proven to be a source of security and stability in the Middle East, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Thursday.

  • 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.