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  • 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. 

  • Elizabeth Shakman Hurd 2018-12-17 10:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    Theorizing religion in international relations not only feasible but essential: Prof.

    TEHRAN - Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Professor of Politics and Religious Studies at Northwestern University says that “Religion was never excluded from international affairs, but has assumed different forms and occupied difference spaces in different regimes of governance, some of which are described as secular.”

  • Sanjay Hegde 2018-12-16 09:53

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Election results in India show huge drop in support for BJP and revival for Congress

    TEHRAN - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India suffered a major setback last week after losing three key states to the main opposition party Indian National Congress (INC).

  • Russian White Swans in the U.S. backyard; Washington terrified   2018-12-15 11:09

    By Farzad Farhadi

    Russian White Swans in the U.S. backyard; Washington terrified  

    TEHRAN - On December 10, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced two Russian Tu-160 planes landed at an airport in close proximity to Caracas, Venezuelan capital, after traveling some 10,000 km. The two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived a couple of days after Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow, which ended with Russia's agreement to invest in Venezuela.  

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-12-14 13:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC might survive in name only: Chicago professor

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that “Nowadays, China and Russia are acquiring greater influence in Iran and the Persian Gulf nations so it is natural that Doha and Muscat are inviting them to balance the destabilizing consequences of American and Saudi policies.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-12-11 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC with excesses of MBS doomed to trash heap of history: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that the PGCC has always been a Saudi ‘thing’ with a number of countries simply hanging on.

  • Shafiur Rehman 2018-12-10 21:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Genocide is slow strangulation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine’

    The heart-rending stories of Rohingya refugees continue to pour out from the refugee camps of Bangladesh, where they live in impoverished condition, and from Rakhine state, where they face incarceration. The repatriation plan has been shelved following calls by the international aid organizations that the timing was not feasible for their return.

  • Dr. Luciano Zaccara 2018-12-10 10:42

    By Payman Yazdani

    Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase Iran’s production share: Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Dr. Luciano Zaccara says Qatar withdraw from OPEC may increase the quota (of power and production) that OPEC may allocate to Iran, which is not in line with the US policy towards Iran. 

  • Nader Entessar 2018-12-09 11:15

    By Payman Yazdani

    Political squabbles among OPEC members have weakened its efficacy: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Touching upon the Qatar’s reasons to withdraw from OPEC, Prof. Entessar said political squabbles among its members have weakened OPEC's efficacy.  

  • Dr. Philip G. Kreyenbroek, professor and Director of Iranian Studies in Georg-August University of Göttingen (1996-2017) 2018-12-04 10:50

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Zarathustra’s message seems to have impressed the Greeks: Professor Kreyenbroek

    TEHRAN - "Zoroastrianism" as one of the oldest religions still in existence and probably the world’s first monotheistic faith, had been the state religion of three Persian dynasties, while shaped one of the ancient world’s largest empires—the mighty Persia Empire, before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the seventh century A.D.

  • Daryl Kimball 2018-12-02 10:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Murder of Khashoggi has hardened Congress resistance to nuclear agreement with KSA: Daryl Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, says “I do not believe the Congress will approve a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia if it does not meet the “Gold Standard.”

  • Catherine Shakdam, researcher at al-Bayan Centre for Planning and Studies 2018-12-01 14:18

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Iran holds no resentment towards Saudis: analyst

    TEHRAN – A political analyst rejects the idea that Iran is an enemy of all Saudis and by extension all Sunnis.

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-11-30 12:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘I doubt that China or Russia would supply Saudi with enrichment or reprocessing tech’ 

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says that “I don’t think that South Korea could sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia if Saudi Arabia does not have a 123 agreement with the U.S.”

  • Syrian military strategist and Major General (ret.) 2018-11-28 11:40

    By Mohammad Fatemizadeh

    Syrian general says liberation of the Golan is coming

    TEHRAN - At a joint press conference in the Russian city of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to create a demilitarized zone in Idlib on Sep. 17, 2018. 

  • Paul Pillar 2018-11-28 11:22

    By Javad Heirannia

    MEK Sources of funds are Iran’s regional rivals: ex-CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “A rationale for removing the MEK from the U.S. terrorism list was that in recent years the group has not been involved in killing Americans.” 

  • Mark Fitzpatrick 2018-11-27 11:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. accusation that Iran violating CWC is suspicious: Fitzpatrick

    TEHRAN - Mark Fitzpatrick, director of International Institute for Strategic Studies says that the timing of the U.S. accusation on Iran about “violating the CWC is suspicious.”

  • Jurgen Grassmann 2018-11-26 22:41

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Imam Khomeini changed the world for the better: German activist

    TEHRAN – Imam Khomeini not only changed the Muslim world, but he also changed the entire world for the better through his movement, says Jurgen Grassmann, a Shia German peace activist based in Berlin.

  • 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.