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  • Martin Love 2019-07-20 23:15

    By Martin Love

    Demand that the Mideast become a nuclear-weapon-free zone!

    NORTH CAROLINA - Petty and small-minded is the sole way to describe the restrictions on Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s movements to a six-block area around the United Nations complex while he is in New York to address a UN group. This kind of action and mentality is the stuff of petty tyrants, not befitting the alleged leader or government of an “empire” that has any serious, responsible sense of itself or of others overseas or internally who don’t happen to be “Caucasian”. Or “Western” or whatever.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2019-07-17 11:21

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Al Arabiya’s new blunder rose tensions: unprofessionalism of Bin Salman’s media 

    TEHRAN - Al Arabiya channel has recently made a terrible new blunder that has infuriated the Kuwaitis. This is a new mistake of Al Arabiya which was already famous for fueling tension and hatred by spreading false news. 

  • Federica Mogherini- Barham Salih 2019-07-15 11:35

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Details of Mogherini’s trip to Baghdad: Iraq’s clear messages about Iran

    TEHRAN - Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, heading a diplomatic delegation, arrived in Baghdad on Saturday. This was Mogherini’s first trip to Iraq since 2014. 

  • Trump JCPOA 2019-07-14 14:17

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The U.S. and the JCPOA: Carrot-and-stick diplomacy without the carrot

    “Trump was in violation of the deal well before he withdrew from it.” —Fred Kaplan

  • Jeffrey Epstein-Donald Trump 2019-07-14 10:43

    By Martin Love   

    The Jeffrey Epstein case could sink U.S. elites and induce real change

    NORTH CAROLINA - If anything can get worse, like the corruption among the powerful and wealthy in the U.S. in recent decades, it just has. 

  • Donald Trump 2019-07-13 09:56

    By Morteza Khansari

    Has Trump fulfilled his campaign promises?

    TEHRAN - Donald Trump’s foreign policies and security strategies have been recently called into question, even by the White House staff and the Congress. Since Trump took the office, averagely, at least one person from the administrative office of the White House got fired every month, and some of them were even put on trial. The last person who got fired was Sarah Sanders, the former White House press secretary. 

  • Morteza Khansari political analyst 2019-07-10 22:10

    By Morteza Khansari

    A new world order with changes in power balance: Dividing the world into opponents and friends

    TEHRAN - By withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the United States and Russia finally pulled away the iron curtain of the cold war. Seemingly, the two countries want to change the common defensive methods and are now unveiling their high-tech nuclear weapons and missiles and have started threatening each other with nuclear weapons.

  • John Bolton must confess to his failure 2019-07-10 21:16

    Will Bolton be ousted?

    America's National Security Advisor's ambiguous destiny

    TEHRAN - U.S. National Security Advisor still has a dilemma! John Bolton is aware of the possibility of his dismissal by Donald Trump. Many traditional Republicans have urged President Donald Trump to remove Bolton from power before the 2020 presidential election.

  • Trump 2019-07-10 11:43

    By Hamid R. Gholamzadeh

    Trump’s way out of Iran issue lies out of bilateral issues

    TEHRAN - Days, after Iranian forces downed an intruding American drone over the Iranian airspace, the stories of latest developments and stances of the two sides, are still making the headlines across the world. Third parties are inviting both Iran and the United States to show restraint and deescalate the tension. Whereas the first news released on the earliest hours on Thursday wreaked sort of havoc, increasing concerns over eruption of any war in an already volatile region, further details coming outcast a light on the events proving showing how the shooting has apparently prevented a disastrous war. 

  • Iran 2019-07-09 16:49

    By Martin Love

    Iran will have the world’s respect, and prevail

    NORTH CAROLINA - An outsider with just some knowledge about Iran can be easily whipsawed by the horrible dilemma the U.S. has dumped on the country over the past 14 months. Yes, Iran must do all it can to defend itself, if it is attacked military, and meanwhile must do all it can to circumvent, with assistance, the draconian U.S. economic sanctions.

  • Chang Hua Chinese ambassador to Iran 2019-07-07 12:16

    By Chang Hua Chinese ambassador to Iran

    Efforts to counter terrorism and extremism in Xinjiang

    TEHRAN - Iran and China have a long history of friendly relations. Iranians are not unfamiliar with Xinjiang either, in 13th century, Saadi Shirazi, the celebrated Iranian poet, traveled to the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang and wrote a beautiful poem. 

  • Donald Trump - Benjamin Netanyahu 2019-07-03 12:29

    By Ruhollah Ghasemian

    Why the Deal of the Century fails?

    TEHRAN - These days, apart from the tensions between Iran and United States, another event in south west Asia has attracted the attention of the countries’ officials, nations, and the media from all over the world. 

  • Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-07-01 11:59

    By Abdullahi Junaidu

    No tolerance for inhuman act against Sheikh Zakzaky

    The merciless attacks by the Nigerian military on Nigeria's Islamic Movement in December 2015 has left an unhealed wound on the Nigerian society. 

  • Donald Trump 2019-06-30 11:02

    By Martin Love

    Cry not for hapless Trump: He created the current mess

    NORTH CAROLINA - No one can legitimately feel sorry for Donald Trump. For 14 months he’s been in way over his head in geopolitics, and that primarily about Iran, but with the various sanctions and threats cast upon every continent like confetti at a wedding everyone knows eventually is going fail and wind up in divorce court, Trump looks the clown to most all the world. 

  • Saudi critical military positions targeted by Yemen 2019-06-29 13:32

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Saudi critical military positions targeted by Yemen

    TEHRAN - On Wednesday morning, it was reported that Yemen’s military and national groups launched an extensive attack on Abha Airport, in southwest of Saudi Arabia. 

  • US spy drone 2019-06-25 20:55

    By Farhad Daneshvar

    U.S. sanctions on Iran kill off faint hopes of diplomatic solution 

    The latest U.S. sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the announcement on plans to sanction Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have apparently been interpreted as President Donald Trump’s bad will by many in Iran. 

  • Trump 2019-06-24 14:02

    By Martin Love

    Trump has a moment of sanity that begs for continuance

    NORTH CAROLINA - “Cocked and loaded” Donald Trump claimed the U.S. military was, just before, as he alleges, he decided not to attack Iran last week because the lives of an estimated “150 Iranians” were too heavy a cost for the downing of an unmanned drone that was brought down in Iran’s territorial waters while on a spy mission. What is one supposed to think? That Trump suddenly has a heart? That he has a brain? Well, maybe a bit of the latter for a moment. It is, in any case, not hard to speculate about what happened:

  • Ali Shamkhani 2019-06-23 10:53

    By Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council

    Why Leader has given different responses to different U.S. presidents? 

    TEHRAN - A few years ago, when Barack Obama, former President of U.S. sent a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Leader told the Iranian officials that he will answer the letter. However, in his recent meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ayatollah Khamenei said Trump does not “deserve” a response.

  • Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council 2019-06-22 12:08

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The necessity of “effective reaction” against U.S. hybrid war

    TEHRAN - The recent trip of Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council to Russia was of crucial importance, especially because he talked about “hybrid threats” posed by United States to Iran and other world countries.

  • US president Donald Trump 2019-06-20 01:51

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Florida polls leave Trump in massive shock

    TEHRAN - It seems that these days even mentioning the names of organizations and agencies like Quinnipiac University, New York Times, Washington Post and recently even Fox news will traumatize Donald Trump, the American president.

  • explosion of oil tanker in the Sea of Oman 2019-06-19 12:05

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Pompeo’s plot: U.S. stages Gulf of Tonkin revival in Gulf of Oman

    “It is the assessment of the United States government that Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today.”    —U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Straits of Hormuz 2019-06-19 11:47

    By Martin Love

    Iran is wisest not to damage burgeoning favorable opinion

    NORTH CAROLINA - Has the current American government become so sanguine as to assume the American people believe dubious charges that Iran attacked ships near the Straits of Hormuz? Well, maybe it has, and the American people have become or remain that blind or ignorant to believe what the Trump gang tells them.

  • U.S.-EU 2019-06-15 10:33

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Why should Europe get away from the White House?

    Although less than a month has passed since the European Parliamentary elections, the traditional European parties are still in shock because of the failure of the election. The failure of the traditional European parties in three countries, Britain, Germany and France, shows that European authorities will have a difficult path to overcome social, political, economic and security crises.

  • Trump 2019-06-14 13:40

    By Martin Love

    Nothing is so dangerous as a wounded beast backed into a corner by itself…

    NORTH CAROLINA - Trump’s foreign policy slant in the past year has gone so far off the rails touting the demands of right-wing Zionists and their supporters both in Israel and the U.S. that the U.S. is rarely seen as anything but a dangerous, rogue element across the world stirring up enmity and harm.

  • Abe/Rouhani 2019-06-12 11:13

    By Chris Cook

    A Low Carbon Enlightenment

    In the first of two articles on energy strategy (Tehran Times 10th June 2019) I observed how the US implemented a physical energy strategy of Energy Dominance in the 18 months to 1st January 2019. The strategic US aim is to control global oil and gas markets by exporting almost unlimited Molecules of US Freedom of shale oil and associated natural gas.

  • Donald Trump 2019-06-11 11:44

    By Mohammad Mehdi Tehranchi

    Post-JCPOA talks and the Deal of Century: Two sides of the same coin

    TEHRAN - One year ago, U.S. abandoned its nuclear deal with Iran and imposed a wide range of sanctions on Iran. Furthermore, over the last year, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Economic War Room, created by Donald Trump’s administration, adopted a series of strategies to impede Iran from exporting oil and transferring foreign exchange to other countries. 

  • abe 2019-06-08 23:50

    By Payman Yazdani

    The odds of success for Japanese PM's visit to Iran

    TEHRAN – U.S. President’s recent retreat from his previous rhetoric stances towards Iran should not be misinterpreted as the White House’s retreat from its policy of ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran. In line with its maximum pressure on Iran policy, on Friday the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran that target the country's petrochemical industry, including its largest petrochemical holding group, the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC).

  • International Quds Day 2019-06-02 10:55

    By Yusuf Abdullah

    The International Quds Day

    NIGERIA - In the name of Allah who states "Glory be to Him Who made His servant go on a night from the Sacred Mosque to the remote mosque of which We have blessed the precincts, so that We may show to him some of our signs; surely He is the Hearing, the Seeing" Q17:1

  • Najeeb Maigatari 2019-06-01 11:51

    By Najeeb Maigatari

    Understanding the Israeli occupation of Palestine

    NIGERIA/ JIGAWA - The idea of nation and nationalism came of age during the early nineteenth century and the trend started with the establishment of a modern state in Western Europe. Until then, the predominant form of political organization in the world was ‘premodern’ in nature, formally the empire state. It was the European aspiration to colonize and dominate most of the countries, in part which it actually did; that awakened the people to the idea of depending their nations (nationalism).

  • Iran 2019-05-29 12:59

    By Martin Love

    Iran’s potentials despite economic sanctions must be realized eventually

    NORTH CAROLINA - From afar one can’t help thinking about how lucky Iran really is in many respects. I mean this sincerely.