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  • Muslims can be proud of Omar and Tlaib in the U.S. Congress 2019-03-06 11:51

    By Martin Love

    Muslims can be proud of Omar and Tlaib in the U.S. Congress

    NORTH CAROLINA - Muslims worldwide can be proud that the most courageous and quite possibly, with tremendous luck and time, the most effective U.S. Congressional representative in years may turn out to be Ilhan Omar who won election from a district in Minnesota last November. And it is all about remarkable courage, something that even her detractors must eventually recognize -- as it is human nature to recognize real courage when it is so evident.

  • Humanitarian assistance or military intervention in Haiti 2019-03-04 11:16

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama

    Humanitarian assistance or military intervention in Haiti

    TEHRAN - During eighteenth century, France created a powerful export economy based upon slavery in Haiti. In 1730, the population of the Caribbean country was about 83 thousand and in 1789 there were more than 500 thousand people, of whom 450 thousand were slaves. Due to massive mortality and low birth rates among the slaves, France saved one million slave from Africa to Haiti between 1750 and 1789 to maintain their populations. In 1789, Haiti produced three quarters of the world's sugar.

  • Modi-Khan 2019/03/03

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Khan outmaneuvers Modi with his statesmanship

    TEHRAN - It appears that better sense has prevailed between the two warring South Asian neighbors – India and Pakistan – with military belligerence coming to a halt, at least for now.

  • Deal of the century: U.S. in pursuit of Arab carte blanche 2019-03-02 11:50

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Deal of the century: U.S. in pursuit of Arab carte blanche

    TEHRAN - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and senior adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump's Middle East envoy, have once again embarked on a journey to the Middle East and Arab countries in order push the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on what is called the “deal of the century”.

  • Pakistan- India war 2019/02/28

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    It’s official: India, Pakistan are at war, again

    TEHRAN - After days of shrill war rhetoric and saber-rattling, India claimed to have conducted a surgical strike in Balakot, a small hamlet in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, early Tuesday morning.

  • The U.S. may have created a pool of quicksand…and jumped in 2019-02-26 16:00

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. may have created a pool of quicksand…and jumped in

    NORTH CAROLINA - It has been suggested that the various hostile moves initiated by the Trump administration against Venezuela and Iran, to cite just two countries under economic siege, is that the U.S. literally has no alternative. No alternative but to try to counter every single development anywhere that might diminish the concept (at the least) of America as the sole superpower and hegemon, as it has been especially since the fall of the Soviet Union. This, it has been argued, is because the U.S. is fundamentally tapped out financially (with over $22 trillion in debt and at least $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities) and must resort literally to stealing resources and power and demanding obeisance wherever it can be had wherever it may be waning.

  • Sanjay Kapoor 2019/02/26

    By Sanjay Kapoor

    India and Pakistan on the warpath again

    TEHRAN - On February 14, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of para-military police force returning to trouble-torn Kashmir valley. When the haze cleared after the earth-shaking blast, the survivors of the large convoy carrying 2500 soldiers found only the mangled remains of what was a bus carrying 41 of their colleagues.

  • Changing the imposed system  2019-02-25 10:47

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama

    Changing the imposed system 

    TEHRAN - The U.S. policy of “regime change” in the world countries is to keep America intact and prevent the collapse of the American Empire. After losing power in the West of Asia, Washington is struggling to regain influence in the Latin American region. 

  • Maybe it is always darkest, like now, before any dawn 2019-02-23 12:19

    By Martin Love

    Maybe it is always darkest, like now, before any dawn

    NORTH CAROLINA - The best possible slap in the face of the GOP and Trump and his gaggle of warmongering advisors and appointees arrived recently when the National Iranian American Council as well as the Democratic National Committee apparently adopted a resolution to return the U.S. to compliance with the JCPOA and suggests it is possible…should the Democrats manage win back the White House in late 2020. But don’t count on a Democratic victory in 2020 yet, whoever the nominee turns out to be. Why?

  • Hakim Mohammad Ilyas 2019-02-23 11:09

    By Hakim Mohammad Ilyas

    Where do Muslims stand in India!

    KASHMIR - The Constitution of India enshrines in article 51A (e) that every citizen is bound by the fundamental duty to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious diversities. Articles 15 reads as “The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds of religion.” Accordingly in Article 16 which reads “No citizen shall, on grounds of religion, be discriminated against in respect of, any employment or office under the State.” But in reality, there is a different story for Muslim community. Muslims are dominant minority (18 crores). Incidentally, there are 56 Muslim countries in the world, Plus, 20 countries where Muslims are dominant minority.

  • U.S. gradual plan to intervene in Venezuelan affairs 2019-02-20 12:20

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama

    U.S. gradual plan to intervene in Venezuelan affairs

    TEHRAN - The U.S. imposed sanctions on Venezuela following the Venezuelan presidential election of 2013 that led to Nicolas Madura presidency.

  • Russia’s view on Syria’s reconstruction  2019-02-20 11:40

    By Saeed Ghaffari

    Russia’s view on Syria’s reconstruction 

    BEIRUT - On the way to reconstruction, Syria needs connection to the world financial market to increase Bashar al-Assad’s governance over the country and to earn the $400 billion for rebuilding the state. 

  • Iran 2019-02-19 09:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Iran, India demand answers and action from Pakistan

    TEHRAN_ At a time when Pakistan is hosting the ‘butcher of Riyadh’, the tornado of anger and outrage has engulfed its neighborhood over two recent incidents of terror, both linked to Pakistan.

  • It was a revolution of faith   2019-02-18 14:13

    By Sebastián Salgado

    It was a revolution of faith  

    CARACAS - There are very few reports on the Islamic Revolution in Iran in the Western media and what springs to mind is the movie Argo on the Iran hostage crisis in 1979.

  • INSTEX: EU assumes Iranians walking on banana leafs 2019-02-18 13:44

    By Salman Parviz

    INSTEX: EU assumes Iranians walking on banana leafs

    TEHRAN - After months of delay and despite the 2015 commitments of European leaders towards the Iran nuclear deal, the so-called E-3 (Germany, France and the UK) registered the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX). However, this special purpose vehicle (SPV) has no engine or driver and doesn’t conform with the trade and investment promises made in return for dramatic reduction in Iran’s nuclear program.

  • Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal 2019-02-17 12:06

    By Martin Love

    Coexistence between Sunnis and Shias must be a primary goal

    NORTH CAROLINA - It may seem improbable but the very key to whether the world enjoys real (and somewhat relative, if not absolute) "peace" going forward, as well as the fate of the U.S. as any kind of somewhat respected but former imperial (and absurdly imperious) power, depends on two things: the end of U.S. disrespect for international laws, most evident in the “regime change” wars, and on the fate of the Palestinians and whether they are given civil rights and released from bondage in their own country.

  • Warsaw circus: in the name of peace but in interest of terrorists 2019-02-16 11:54

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian 

    Warsaw circus: in the name of peace but in interest of terrorists

    TEHRAN - In his speech at the beginning of the Warsaw Summit, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz put forward a statement against the Islamic Republic of Iran and claimed that they want “stabilization of the region” and expressed concerns over Iran's activities.

  • Bahman 22nd 2019/02/13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Marching with proud and resilient Iranians

    TEHRAN _ Monday morning I had the honor and privilege of joining millions of brave and resilient Iranians as they marched through the streets of Tehran to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

  • Respect warranted for at least two bright Americans 2019-02-13 11:11

    By Martin Love

    Respect warranted for at least two bright Americans

    NORTH CAROLINA - One does not normally equate a person (who is retired now from decades in the CIA) as one with sound views and good instincts about the challenges to the world of a government that has been making – to put it simply – stupid moves and continues its errant ways under Donald Trump. But one such person is Philip Giraldi who writes articles outside the mainstream media about what he sees that is slowly destroying U.S. credibility worldwide.

  • Donald Trump and Nicholas Maduro 2019-02-13 10:46

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama

    Humanitarian aid, a sham for more attacks and pressure on Venezuela 

    TEHRAN - It is clear that self-declared President of Venezuela Juan Guaido is a written U.S. scenario for the Venezuelans to comfort their sufferings from the economic crisis. The root cause of the economic hardship, ironically, is the U.S. financial sanctions on Venezuela and its humanitarian aid is the key to solve the problems of Venezuela as Guaido Marques puts it. 

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2019-02-12 10:07

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    The Islamic Revolution at 40: Acknowledging the women

    "This victory has come to us first and foremost because of the women rather than the men." —Imam Khomeini, 23 Farvardin 1358 (12 April 1979).

  • 4 Decades after the Islamic Revolution: What are the reasons behind its Steadfastness? 2019-02-12 09:45

    By Sondoos Alasaad

    4 Decades after the Islamic Revolution: What are the reasons behind its Steadfastness?

    BEIRUT - Four decades ago, this month, the Iranian people changed the history of their homeland. They all stood firmly to smash the Imperialist hegemony and its Shah Puppet regime. Since then, Iran has witnessed a fundamental change in its diplomatic and political stance.

  • Islamic Revolution 2019-02-07 02:10

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    40 years of America's failure against Islamic Revolution

    TEHRAN - This year is on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Trump, like other U.S. presidents, has been defeated in opposition to the Iranian nation. Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to grow in the region and the world. Undoubtedly, in the future, a much worse defeat awaits the president of the United States.

  • Alexis Bandrich Vega, Havana’s ambassador to Tehran 2019-02-06 19:54

    By Alexis Bandrich Vega, Cuba’s ambassador to Tehran

    Note on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution

    The massive mobilizations that will take place these days in different parts of the Iranian geography will show the majority support of the people to its Islamic Revolution, which put an end to the dictatorial monarchy of Shah Reza Pahlavi backed by the United States, and materialized the desire to establish an independent republican and Islamic system.

  • Islamic Revolution 2019/02/04

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Imam’s triumphant return and Islamic Revolution

    One day in Paris, during Imam Khomeini's exile, there was an important phone call from Tehran. It was Dr. Syed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti on the line, Imam’s close aide and the martyr of Haft Tir tragedy.

  • Cook 2019-02-04 20:17

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    Change never comes from within!

    It is often said that change never comes from within. So I am pleased to report that the presentation by Chris Cook, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security, University College London at the Iranian and Tehran Chambers of Commerce on Sunday about Energy Fintech: Introducing the ECO, introduced refreshing innovations in the energy field.

  • Rarely has the world been so challenged by U.S. hubris 2019-02-04 16:58

    By Martin Love

    Rarely has the world been so challenged by U.S. hubris

    NORTH CAROLINA - Who knows, but it may be that the people of Venezuela, beset with upheaval and possible civil war if not an invasion by the U.S. or proxies, will become the sacrificial lambs who finally sink the U.S. thoroughly in world opinion and the U.S. could get bogged down there to some extent the way they did in Vietnam and Iraq, not to mention the real costs in money and lives.

  • The battle before the United Europe 2019-02-03 10:22

     By Hanif Ghaffari

    The battle before the United Europe

    TEHRAN - The power of anti-European, anti-migration movements in the European Union is increasing day by day as a result of the financial, economic and migration crisis. Evidences suggest that the European voters’ tendency for participating in the 2019 elections for the European Parliament on 23-26 May is decreased to a great extent.

  • You cannot put lipstick on a pig and make it pretty 2019-02-02 10:30

    By Martin Love

    You cannot put lipstick on a pig and make it pretty

    NORTH CAROLINA - It is obvious.  Piggish American imperialistic foreign policy under Trump aims to overthrow uncooperative foreign governments and install subservient regimes, often to make way for the plundering of natural resources and to open markets for U.S. corporations, particularly arms makers.

  • Mario Cimadevilla 2019-02-01 12:51

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama

    The truth is gradually emerging 

    TEHRAN - In an undisclosed report, Mario Cimadevilla, an Argentine lawyer, former senator, and  AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) accused the Maruricio Macri government for lack of transparency and fraud in AMIA case.