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  • Paul Pillar 2018-11-26 11:29

    By Javad Heirannia

    EU army won’t threaten NATO future: ex-CIA official 

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “today the idea of a European military force clearly is getting a boost from the many frictions between Europe and the Trump administration in the United States.” 

  • Marc Finaud, France Former spokesman of Foreign Ministry 2018-11-21 10:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Transatlantic differences justify European efforts to become more autonomous: Finaud 

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, the former French Foreign Ministry spokesman, says that “the reasons why France and Germany saw an interest in developing further EU strategic autonomy were related to the apparent reduced American interest in transatlantic solidarity, and the prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the EU, because the UK was one of the two leading military powers in Europe but always opposed any progress towards a ‘European army’.”

  • Professor Farhang Jahanpour 2018-11-20 09:54

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump seems to have no concept of a multipolar world: 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 The main reason for the idea of forming a joint European army “has been President Trump’s unilateral and ultra-nationalist approach that puts America first and, by implication, ignores the interests of other countries and tries to impose his views on them.”

  • Nader Entessar 2018-11-19 11:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    Today's Europe is not in position to implement joint army: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from university of South Alabama says that there is a growing sentiment among some European leaders to chart a more independent defense and foreign policy posture vis-a-vis the United States, but I don't think today's Europe is in a position to implement a genuine independent course from Washington's diktat.

  • Daryl Kimball 2018-11-18 09:40

    By Hamid Bayati

    New sanctions against Iran showed U.S. irresponsibility: Daryl Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington believes the new sanctions against Iran showed U.S. irresponsibility. He adds the re-imposition on Nov. 5 of oil-related sanctions on Iran by the Trump administration’s compounds President Trump's reckless and irresponsible decision in May to violate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, despite acknowledging Iran’s compliance with the accord, and reimpose sanctions.

  • Peter Jenkins 2018-11-17 10:57

    By Javad Heirannia

    Re-imposition of sanctions on Iran is violation of UN Security Council resolution: Jenkins

    TEHRAN - Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN says that the re-imposition of sanctions by the U.S. against Iran puts at risk the July 2015 nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA.

  • Saurabh Kumar Indian ambassador to Iran 2018-11-16 13:21

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    India, Iran have potential to strengthen ties in the current situation: ambassador  

    TEHRAN – New Delhi’s top diplomat to Tehran is of the opinion that under the current circumstances that the Islamic Republic has come under sanctions by Trump’s White House, India and Iran can use their capacities in a positive way to strengthen ties. 

  • Ryu Fung-hyun, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran 2018-11-14 11:30

    By M.A. Saki

    Korea wants to set a successful example of aid to refugees: ambassador

    TEHRAN - Ryu Jung-hyun, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, says his country wants to set a successful example of humanitarian aid to refugees.

  • James M. Dorsey 2018-11-14 10:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. new sanctions will impact Iranians: Dorsey

    TEHRAN - James M. Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, says the new U.S. sanctions will affect the lives of the Iranian people. 

  • State House Representative, Anna V. Eskamani 2018-11-13 10:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Elections were a referendum on Trump: Anna Eskamani

    TEHRAN - State House Representative, Anna V. Eskamani, says that the recent elections in the U.S. were a referendum on President Trump.

  • UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem 2018-11-11 10:05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘Iran 9th country with lowest maternity death worldwide’

    “Choice can change the world”, says UNFPA executive director

    TEHRAN — Iran achieved MDG 5 [United Nations Millennium Development Goals] by being the 9th country with the lowest maternity death worldwide, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times. 

  • Paul Pillar 2018-11-10 09:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Reimposing sanctions on Iran is not in U.S. national interests: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that obviously with the U.S. administration reneging on the JCPOA, Iran is not getting much of the economic benefit it expected when it negotiated the agreement.  

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-11-06 14:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. will not able to impose its will 100% on Iran: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says that it was a terrible mistake for the Trump Administration to take the United States out of the JCPOA.

  • Nigeria 2018-11-06 07:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “There is no justification for Nigerian Army to shoot at and kill unarmed Shiite protestors”

    TEHRAN - Last week, on the day of Arbaeen, thousands of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) supporters took part in a series of peaceful protests in the Nigerian capital Abuja to demand the release of their incarcerated leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. Nigerian security forces used live ammunition to crush the protest, leading to the death of at least 50 people.

  • sadria 2018-11-04 20:31

    By Negar Asadi

    Khashoggi’s murder questions anti-Iran approach of Trump: scholar

    TEHRAN - Modjtaba Sadria, a prominent scholar, says that murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questions the Trump administration’s tough approach towards Iran.

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2018-11-04 11:13

    By Javad Heirannia

    Religion needs considered as major factor in current world order: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that Religion needs to be taken into consideration as a major factor in the ideological composition of the current world order.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-11-02 13:17

    By: Javad Heirannia

    Justice for Jamal Khashoggi and his Loved Ones: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Khashoggi abduction, torture and murder was undoubtedly done on the orders of MBS.”

  • Abdulaziz Ahmad al-Bakir 2018-11-02 13:04

    By Mohammad Fatemizadeh 

    ‘Smart’ missiles can change the region’s struggle for power 

    TEHRAN - Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have achieved much in the past four years in their resistance against the Saudis crimes. On Sunday, Brigadier Yahya Saree, spokesman of Yemeni Armed Forces and Popular Committees addressed last week’s military operations and missile tests prior to unveiling Badr P-1 missile.

  • China Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen 2018-10-28 17:14

    By Javad Heirannia & Maryam Khormaei

    Beijing supports full membership of Iran in Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Ambassador 

    More work needed to strengthen China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership

    TEHRAN - China Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen hailed the deeply-rooted relations between the two nations. But while expressing support for Iran's full membership in SCO, he underlined the need for more work to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership.

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-10-26 13:02

    By Payman Yazdani

    Riyadh likely to double anti-Iran policies after Khashoggi death: Prof. Zonis

    TEHRAN - Marvin Zonis says President Trump is unlikely to maintain a strong response to the Saudi murder of Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia will likely double its anti_Iran policies to divert attention.

  • Osman Faruk Logoglu 2018-10-24 09:12

    By Payman Yazdani

    Khashoggi case won't affect Saudi destructive regional policy: Logoglu

    TEHRAN - A senior member of Turkey’s CHP says at the end of the day Trump will express his satisfaction with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case and there will be no changes to Saudi destabilizing regional policy led by Prince Bin Salman.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-23 11:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    Could good come out of the Khashoggi tragedy?

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “More and more people are witnessing the horror show inside Saudi Arabia and especially in Yemen.”

  • Nicholas Onuf 2018-10-22 09:55

    By Javad Heirannia

    No theory explains everything: Prof. Nicholas Onuf

    TEHRAN – Professor Nicholas Onuf, a primary figure among constructivists in international relations, tells the Tehran Times that “No theory explains everything.”

  • Bahram Qassemi 2018-10-21 20:42

    By Mehdi Sepahvand, Political Editor

    Tehran says still can’t understand why Canada unilaterally cut ties

    TEHRAN - Tehran still cannot understand why Canada unilaterally severed diplomatic ties with Iran, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi told the Tehran Times on Sunday after a former Canadian diplomat had criticized Ottawa for the current diplomatic blackout.

  • ریچارد مورفی 2018-10-21 11:41

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi's fate introduced debate about human rights values in U.S.-Saudi relations: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says the basic commitment of the United States to Saudi Arabia as assuring its defense against external aggression in exchange for its working to maintain stability in the global oil market.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-20 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

     For Why Trump is Attacking Iran as he Defends MBS: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Trump has to invent something for defending MBS and King Salman to his evangelical base and the millions of other Americans who get their news from Fox.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-10-19 12:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. has buried its moral compass in the Trump-Kushner-MBS disaster: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and murdered.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-10-17 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mohammad bin Salman resembles Trump: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that I never saw Mohammad bin Salman as a prudent leader. His approach to politics is ad hoc, coarse and lacks diplomatic skill.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-10-16 10:33

    By Javad Heirannia

    Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that Khashoggi case will force Trump to do something, but his administration will resist doing more than a necessary minimum, because it does not want to upset its overall relationship with Saudi Arabia. 

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-10-16 10:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. and other Western states might remove bin Salman from Crown Prince: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that the Khashoggi issue is very important and highly embarrassing to America that has so closely embraced Bin Salman.