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  • Marc Finaud, the former French Foreign Ministry spokesman 2019-02-01 12:40

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU committed to finalize SPV: Finaud

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, the former French Foreign Ministry spokesman, says that the position of the European Union and its Member States regarding support for full implementation of the JCPOA has been clearly reaffirmed on several occasions and will not be changed even if some EU countries participate in Warsaw's Conference.

  • Richard Swinburne 2019-01-30 10:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    ‘The most influential intolerant governments of the 20th century were atheist’

    TEHRAN - Over centuries, existence of God has attracted attention of philosophers and has as well formed a diverse family of arguments extending from some feature of morality or the moral life to the existence of God, usually understood as a morally good creator of the universe. It has such a key role in human thought that opposing debates and arguments have been continuing until now.

  • Nader Entessar 2019-01-23 09:57

    By Payman Yazdani

    SPV does not have requisite mechanism to overcome U.S. opposition: Entessar 

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, professor emeritus of political science from university of South Alabama still insists that the SPV is a hollow shell and does not have the requisite mechanism to overcome U.S. opposition.

  • Robert David Steele 2019-01-23 09:18

    By Javad Heirannia

    Who is winning in USA? Trump or Pelosi? Was a coup averted? What is next?

    TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy who was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, regularly answers questions for Tehran Times.

  • start-up 2019-01-22 21:42

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Leave car keys on hook! Iranian startup helps you enjoy urban journeys

    Being a pedestrian in Tehran is not an easy job at all. You are surrounded by highways and that makes you feel helpless when you want to walk around the city or having a commuting trip. In a metropolis like Tehran it can be annoying not to use your personal vehicle for transportation. Either you do not know about the directions or about the bus and subway programs. But what if you want to be a responsible citizen and care about clean air? An Iranian startup has you covered.

  • maria saeedi 2019-01-21 20:26

    By Naghmeh Mizanian

    Iranian female entrepreneur returns from U.S. to empower rural women

    TEHRAN – “If I am an Iranian what I have done for my country? Not considering the duties of the government, what is my responsibility toward my country?” asks Maria Saeedi, an Iranian craftswoman.

  • Hossein Askari 2019-01-21 10:26

    By Javad Heirannia

    Religion is not in conflict with IR theory: Prof.Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “I agree wholeheartedly that religion is not in conflict with international relations theory.”

  • Professor Kevin Richards 2019-01-20 11:04

    By Javad Heirannia

    Religion is not necessarily in conflict with modernity: Kevin Richards

    TEHRAN - Professor Kevin Richards, chair of Liberal Arts Department at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, tells the Tehran Times that “I would agree with the larger premise that religion is not necessarily in conflict with modernity.”

  • Poland's President Andrzej Duda and U.S President Donald Trump a 2019-01-20 10:42

    By Payman Yazdani

    Poland is weak and submissive enough to host U.S.’ aggression against Iran and Russia: expert

    TEHRAN - Commenting on the U.S. isolation and differences with its heavy weight European allies on Middle East, Anthony Cartalucci says that poland is the only weak and submissive european nation which is forced to host American’s aggrasion against Iran and Russia.

  • Pastori 2019-01-18 13:08

    By Payman Yazdani

    EU failure to implement SPV could worsen current situation: Italian expert

    TEHRAN - Dr. Pastori Gianluca says U.S. secondary sanctions are jeopardizing the JCPOA and the EU failure to offer a meaningful implementation of the SPV could only worsen this state of things.

  • Nader Entessar 2019-01-18 12:53

    By Mohammad Ghaderi& Javad Heirannia

    Lack of any documentary evidence of Russian penetration in U.S. electoral system: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, professor emeritus of political science from university of South Alabama says that “I agree with the notion that the US hegemony as a global superpower has been, and will continue to be, challenged by developments in the international arena.”

  • Hossein Askari 2019-01-16 09:19

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Javad Heirannia

    Russia interfered in U.S. elections to get Trump elected: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “Trump has had business dealings with the Russians for many years. They have helped him.

  • Robert David Steele 2019-01-14 10:13

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Javad Heirannia

    Trump will be re-elected/ Zionists not Russians are the enemy/ Kushner must go: Steele

    TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy who was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017(1), answered questions about Trump’s national security team in March 2018(2).

  • Shireen Hunter 2019-01-13 15:30

    By Javad Heirannia

    Not all EU members favor SPV: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “It was clear from the beginning that establishing a special and separate channel for commercial dealings between Iran and Europe would not be easy.”

  • Richard Nephew 2019-01-06 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    I do not think SPV covering wide areas of trade: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “I do think that there will be something called the SPV eventually created that facilitates trade between Europe and Iran, but I do not think it will be the same sort of SPV that was announced in September, covering wide areas of trade.”

  • Katrina Ritz 2018-12-30 15:54

    By Marjan Golpira

    The many challenges of assisting those affected by war

    TEHRAN - Katrina Ritz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, describes the situation on the ground in Iraq “stable” but in need of much assistance.

  • Asad Qaiser 2018-12-30 10:50

    By Banafsheh Esmaeili

    No competition between Gwader and Chabahar ports: Pakistan parliament speaker 

    TEHRAN – Asad Qaiser, speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly, believes that “there is no competition” between Gwader port owned by Pakistan and Chabahar port in Iran.

  • Najdat Anzour 2018-12-30 09:45

    By Mohammad Fatemizadeh

    Pentagon and CIA are against Trump / Reasons of U.S. withdrawal from Syria:  Anzour

    After Donald Trump said he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, the Turkish military operation against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria has been postponed. Currently, the main cast in Syria is assessing the position of their forces to continue fighting the remaining ISIS presence after the departure of the U.S.

  • Logoglu 2018-12-29 16:20

    By Payman Yazdani

    Further cooperation among Iran, Russia and Turkey necessary in Syria: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - A senior member of Turkey’s CHP says further cooperation among Iran, Russia and Turkey is necessary after the U.S. withdrawal from Syria.

  • Branko Ivankovic 2018-12-26 14:13

    By Masoud Hossein & Farrokh Hesabi

    Best is yet to come from Persepolis: Branko Ivankovic

    Having a smile on his face, Branko Ivankovic welcomed us warmly in Shahid Kazemi Stadium in southern Tehran.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-12-26 10:17

    By Javad Heirannia

    Erdogan government certainly does not like the Assad regime: ex-CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “The Syrian Kurds now have a much stronger incentive than before to reach some sort of understanding with the Assad regime--possibly pledging loyalty to the regime in return for a degree of autonomy in northeast Syria.” 

  • Volunteer Dentists working at Imam Ali Society 2018-12-26 09:35

    By Setareh Jahandideh

    Social responsibility on the rise among doctors 

    It’s our social responsibility, not charity, say volunteer doctors at Imam Ali Relief Society

    TEHRAN- “There are many new dentists now in the program, I don’t know half of them,” says Dr. Sara Saedi about the dentists who have been volunteering in giving medical services to poor children.

  • Katayoun Khosrowyar 2018-12-25 14:00

    Nothing can hold down Iran’s female footballers: Katayoun Khosrowyar

    Katayoun Khosrowyar, an American-Iranian head coach of the Iran’s U-19 women’s football team, says Iranian female football players are more determined than ever.

  • Peter Jenkins 2018-12-25 10:30

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. has no right to claim that Iran is “violating” 2231: Jenkins

    TEHRAN - Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN says that “UNSC 2231 “calls upon” Iran to refrain from developing a certain category of missiles.  “Call upon” is not a legally-binding formulation.”

  • Jeff Haynes, Emeritus Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University 2018-12-24 11:27

    By Javad Heirannia

    Until recently IR theory had little to say about religion: Jeff Haynes

    TEHRAN - Jeff Haynes, Emeritus Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University, says the main reason that international relations (IR) theory has had little to say about religion is because of the background, history and development of the discipline of IR.

  • Richard Anderson Falk 2018-12-23 11:34

    By Javad Heirannia

    The atmosphere is not conducive to sustaining agreements about Yemen: Falk

    TEHRAN - Richard Anderson Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University “The opening of the port cities of Al Hudaydah and Sanaa, both covered by the Stockholm Agreement, handle up to 80% of humanitarian imports of food and medicine. At this point, according to the most reliable international sources, 17.8 million Yemenis out of a population of 22.2 million are on the brink of starvation.”

  • Friedrich Kratochwil 2018-12-23 11:29

    By Javad Heirannia

    I am skeptical about need of religious theory of IR: Friedrich Kratochwil

    TEHRAN - Professor Friedrich Kratochwil, chair in international Politics at the European University Institute in Florence says “I am, in a way, skeptical about the need of a religious theory of IR.”

  • Rune Agerhus 2018-12-23 10:15

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Yemeni people have had enough of Saudi interference in their domestic affairs’

    TEHRAN - Following the week-long UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden, Yemen’s warring parties agreed to an immediate ceasefire in Hudeidah city and the ports of Hudeidah, Ras Issa and Saleef. 

  • Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator 2018-12-19 17:59

    Pakistan senator: We should not look to the West

    TEHRAN - Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator, believes that Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey should not look to the West for economic progress, saying these countries are the gateway to Asia and enjoy good economic relationship with China as the second biggest economy in the world.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-12-18 10:37

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘Reforming Muslim countries and Islamicity indices’

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Islamicity Indices are based on Qur’anic teachings.