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  • David L. Phillips 2018-07-03 15:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    I don't think Iranian officials will succumb to coercion of U.S.: David Phillips

    TEHRAN - David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, believes that “Through secondary sanctions, the U.S. can act unilaterally to punish foreign corporations doing business with Iran, especially foreign banks.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-07-02 11:36

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. foreign policy is now for sale: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “Mohammad bin Salman has very likely promised Jared Kushner billions of dollars if Trump delivers on a few things wanted by the Al-Sauds—a withdrawal from the JCPOA, the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran to collapse the Iranian economy, covert operations against the regime in Tehran, support for Saudi interventions in Yemen, Syria and anywhere else to confront Iran—all with the goal of regime change in Tehran.”

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-07-01 11:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    Unlikely North Korea dismantle its nuclear capacity: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “It is unlikely that North Korea would dismantle its nuclear capacity.”

  • گفتگو با سفیر اسلونی 2018-06-30 11:38

    By Lachin Rezaian & Mohammad Ghaderi

    ‘Recognition of Palestine to be raised at right time to bring progress, not further problems to ME’

    TEHRAN – Slovenian Ambassador to Iran Kristina Radej underlined that Slovenia as a member of EU will always respect Common Foreign Relation Policy within EU, adding the recognition has to come on a proper time to bring progress not to bring additional tightening of the situation in the Middle East.

  • Peter Jenkins 2018-06-30 11:18

    By Javad Heirannia

    It would be crazy to pretend that Trump is trustworthy: Jenkins

    TEHRAN - Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN says that “It would be crazy to pretend that President Trump is trustworthy.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-06-30 10:43

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran’s National team demonstrates orientalist inventions about “Iranian mind”: Adib Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Touching upon perfect performance of Iranian national football team in the 2018 World Cup, Prof. Adib-Moghaddam says orientalist inventions about “Iranian mind” has nothing to do with reality.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-06-28 13:15

    By Javad Heirannia

    No country trusts Trump’s pledges or intentions: Bianchi

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that “single meeting with no defined goals cannot produce lasting improvements in the deeper tensions between Pyongyang and Washington or in the Asia-Pacific region.”

  • Muslim 2018-06-28 12:28

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities like Muslims”

    Prof. Dibyesh Anand is an Indian analyst, author and academic, based in the UK. He teaches at the University of Westminster, London. He is the author of book ‘Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear’.

  • Albert Bininachvili 2018-06-25 10:19

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas and Payman Yazadani

    SCO long term investment for Iran, not solution to urgent issues: Bininachvili

    TEHRAN - Dr. Albert Bininachvili, professor of political science at the Columbia University believes Iran's SCO membership is a long term investment for Tehran and doesn’t necessarily provides Iran with solutions to its most urgent issues.

  • Negar Gerami, wearing head scarf, is talking to a group of Afghan national children in a refugee settlement in Saveh, Markazi province.  2018-06-25 09:25

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Refugees thriving in Iran: WFP country director

    TEHRAN — Negar Gerami, the WFP representative and country director in Iran, says Iran is a country in which refugees thrive.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-06-21 11:26

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump has no political philosophy: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, strongly believes that “Trump is full of contradictions. He has no political philosophy.”

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-06-12 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    New Silk Road spearhead of China’s campaign to become great power on world stage: Bianchi

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that “The New Silk Road is the spearhead of China’s campaign to become a great power on the world stage, but its importance is still poorly understood.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-06-10 11:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Justice essential outcome of Islamic system: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, strongly believes that “A major difference between Islam’s theory of justice and most other theories is that Islam is a rules-based religion and a just society emerges if its rules are followed.”

  • Lord John Thomas Alderdice 2018-06-08 11:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    European companies are afraid of U.S. fines: Lord Alderdice

    TEHRAN - Lord John Thomas Alderdice, member of the House of Lords says “The EU can engage in direct talks with Iran to try to ensure that politically and economically Iran’s interests can be maintained and developed, at least in so far as this applies to the EU countries.”

  • steel tariffs 2018-06-02 21:52

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    U.S.-EU economic wrangling may trigger security disputes: expert

    Europe to look for alternative political and economic partners such as China or even Russia.

    Davoud Abbasi, Editor-in-Chief of the Italian radio at IRIB, tells the Tehran Times that the trade war that the U.S. has launched against the European Union may trigger “security” disputes in the long-run if the sides fail to reach a compromise.

  • Volker Türk 2018-05-29 19:39

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global refugee compact to mobilize support for protracted refugee situation in Iran: commissioner

    Global refugee compact will mobilize support for protracted refugee situation in Iran, UN Refugee Agency, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, told the Tehran Times on Monday.

  • Volker Turk, the UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection 2018-05-29 00:09

    UNHCR: More credit warranted for Iran’s hosting of refugees

    TEHRAN - Volker Turk, the UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, believes that Iran has not received enough recognition for hosting refugees for the past 40 years.

  • Dogu Perinçek 2018-05-28 11:28

    By Morteza Karimi

    Turkey’s presidential hopeful says he would invite Assad to Ankara

    TEHRAN– Dogu Perinçek, the candidate in the upcoming presidential election of Turkey, told Mehr News in an interview that he sees no barrier in expanding ties between Turkey and Syria, to the point that he would invite Pres. Assad to Ankara should he become the next Turkish president.

  • Poland 2018-05-25 19:45

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Iran, Poland have potential to benefit from complementary markets: envoy

    TEHRAN- Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jaroslaw Marcin Domanski believes that Iran and Poland have complementary markets and strong potentials to strengthen mutual economic relations.

  • nephew 2018-05-23 11:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    There are various means for EU to undermine U.S. sanctions: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “There are various means for the EU to undermine U.S. sanctions and thereby provide assurance to business, but they require a confrontation with Iran.”

  • Khaghani-Cook 2018-05-22 21:31

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Gas first – energy for peace

    When history is written, then President Trump's decision on 8th May to abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran may well be seen as a historic turning point.

  • Marc Finaud 2018-05-21 10:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU has legal tools to protect its companies from U.S. sanctions: Former French diplomat

    TEHRAN - France Former spokesman of Foreign Ministry says that “EU has stated its firm intention to continue applying the JCPOA and keeping sanctions on Iran removed.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-05-19 10:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU is likely to stick to JCPOA: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that European Union is likely to stick to the JCPOA.”

  • Entessar 2018-05-18 10:39

    By Payman Yazdani

    EU too weak to challenge U.S. hegemony: Prof. Entessar

    TEHRAN - Chair of Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of South Alabama believe the EU is too weak politically to challenge America's global hegemony even if it decides to do so.

  • Matthew Bunn 2018-05-15 10:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump’s decision foolish and damaging: Matthew Bunn

    TEHRAN - Matthew Bunn, a specialist in nuclear security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, believes that “Despite President Trump’s foolish and damaging decision, I believe it would be in Iran’s national interest to stay in a deal with the “P4+1”.”

  • Jokar 2018-05-11 21:10

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Expert: Non-European trade partners better for Iran

    TEHRAN - European countries have been looking to increase trade ties with Iran since the 5+1 countries and Iran struck a nuclear deal according to which Tehran agreed to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for termination of most economic sanctions.

  • Pertamina 2018-05-08 21:34

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Indonesia’s Pertamina considers Iran a priority in region

    TEHRAN - Indonesia’s state-run oil and gas company Pertamina sees cooperation with Iran as a priority for its activities in the region, Junizar Harman Dipodiwirjo, a field manager at Pertamina, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Eremenko 2018-05-08 21:30

    UEC ready to provide flexible financing schemes for Iran

    TEHRAN - United Engine Corporation (UEC) is ready to provide “flexible financing schemes” for the sale of its products to Iran, UEC deputy marketing chief Sergei Eremenko tells the Tehran Times.

  • Matthew Bunn 2018-05-08 14:51

    By Javad Heirannia

    Pull out of JCPOA serious mistake for security of U.S.: Matthew Bunn

    TEHRAN - Matthew Bunn, a specialist in nuclear security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, believes that “There is still a chance that President Trump will decide to stay in the deal for a time, but it is more probable than not that he will pull out of the agreement and reimpose U.S. nuclear sanctions.”

  • Paul-Pillar.jpg 2018-05-06 10:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    Netanyahu relying on confusion and ignorance about JCPOA: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “Netanyahu is relying on confusion and ignorance about the JCPOA.”