• “Europe is in danger,” Borrell wants an army 2021-11-12 17:47

    “Europe is in danger,” Borrell wants an army

    TEHRAN - In another sign of Europe distancing itself from reliance on the United States for security, EU leaders are focusing on how to achieve that goal independently. The European Union's foreign policy chief has issued a warning to the bloc that the time has now come to agree on an ambitious foreign military policy as the pillar for united military operations among the 27 members.

  • Heinz Gartner 2021-11-03 22:21

    By: Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Great hypocrisy in idea of ‘alliance of the democracy’: Austrian professor

    TEHRAN – In an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times, Austrian Professor Heinz Gartners says “there is a lot of hypocrisy involved in the idea of the alliance of the democracy.”

  • How India views AUKUS 2021/11/02

    By Dost Muhammad Barrech

    How India views AUKUS

    TEHRAN - The inking of the AUKUS, a trilateral security pact among Australia, the UK and the U.S. on September 15, 2021, with an effort to counter China in the Asia-Pacific without Indian inclusion has taken back many experts. The AUKUS for the first time will be building nuclear-powered submarines; Canberra will be using technologies provided by Washington.

  • Macron accuses Australia PM of lying over submarine deal 2021-11-01 20:44

    Macron accuses Australia PM of lying over submarine deal

    TEHRAN - French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of out-rightly lying to him over a cancelled $90bn submarine deal, marking fresh escalation of tensions between the two countries.

  • France, UK step up war of words 2021-11-01 16:02

    France, UK step up war of words

    TEHRAN - Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to rule out triggering trade dispute action next week in a bitter fishing row with Paris, while French President Emmanuel Macron has told Johnson to “respect the rules.” Macron also went further to question Britain's "credibility.”

  • UK warns France over vessel detention 2021-10-29 18:59

    UK warns France over vessel detention

    TEHRAN - A British government spokesman has strongly condemned as “unjustified” threats emerging from France that Paris will take further action amid an ongoing dispute. A fishing vessel belonging to the UK was seized by France and its captain charged, while another has been issued with a fine. A UK government minister has warned France that “two can play at that game.”

  • China is on par with U.S. on all fronts: researcher 2021-10-27 15:18

    By Mohammad M. Farahani

    China is on par with U.S. on all fronts: researcher

    TEHRAN – A Pakistani researcher believes that Beijing can compete with Washington in military power, highlighting China’s economic rise.

  • Ashok Swain 2021-10-22 16:21

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Cold War between China and U.S. is a must: Indian professor

    TEHRAN – Noting that the cold war between Beijing and Washington is a must, an Indian academic says they have already kicked it off.

  • Jagannath Panda 2021-10-19 22:06

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China will fill power vacuum left by U.S. in Afghanistan: researcher

    TEHRAN - A research fellow and coordinator of the East Asia Centre at MP-IDSA in New Delhi says that Beijing has already taken steps towards engagement with the Taliban to fill the vacuum created by the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • U.S. is stuck in post 9/11 power politics 2021-10-18 22:06

    By Mohammad M. Farahani

    U.S. is stuck in post 9/11 power politics: analyst

    TEHRAN – American political analyst Martin Love says that the U.S. has been locked in the post 9/11 foreign policy. In contrast, Love says, China has preferred to focus on its economy and be away from wars.

  • William O. Beeman 2021-10-10 12:20

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    China has significant leverage over U.S.: American scholar

    TEHRAN – Pointing to Beijing's leverage over Washington, an American anthropologist says that any damage to U.S.-China trade would harm U.S. economic interests. 

  • New Zealand’s opposition leader slams the U.S. for being “foolish” 2021-10-04 18:32

    New Zealand’s opposition leader slams the U.S. for being “foolish”

    TEHRAN - Judith Collins, leader of the center-right National Party, called the United States “foolish” for withdrawing from the free trade agreement and opening the door for China to increase its presence in the Pacific region.

  • Leader 2021-10-03 22:11

    Consequences of trust to U.S. in words of Leader

    TEHRAN — In a speech delivered on Sunday morning, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution discussed the AUKUS pact, Iran-Azerbaijan disagreements, and the scandalous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Leader 2021-10-03 22:10

    Leader says security cannot be bought

    TEHRAN — Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has warned that those who seek to buy security from outside “will pay a hefty price”.

  • Emmanuel Macron 2021-10-02 20:42

    By Mohammad M. Farahani

    Stop being naive and assert independence from the U.S.: Macron

    TEHRAN - Amid escalating tensions between France and allies over the AUKUS pact, the French president has reiterated the need for asserting defense independence from the United States.

  • Clare Daly 2021-10-02 20:41

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    AUKUS in breach of NPT, damaging regional security: EU MP

    TEHRAN - Trade talks between Australia and the European Union have been postponed with France over the so-called AUKUS security partnership.

  • Iran Australia 2021-10-01 21:49

    Iran-Australia parliamentary co-op is prelude to strengthening diplomatic ties: MP

    TEHRAN - The head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament has said that no country can ignore the effective role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fight against terrorism in the region, the IRIB reported on Friday.

  • Jake Sullivan UAE 2021-09-29 20:41

    Trust Issues

    TEHRAN — Jake Sullivan, the United States National Security Advisor, has started a tour of certain Middle Eastern countries. He arrived in the UAEA on September 27. The American mainstream media tries to portray the agenda of the trip is focused on Iran and Yemen, but it is really the case!

  • AUKUS 2021-09-27 20:38

    Decoding IAEA silence over clear violation of NPT in AUKUS pact

    TEHRAN — The AUKUS pact, with all its controversies, has turned all eyes on three world powers and an international body: The United States, United Kingdom, France, and United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

  • Gharibabadi 2021-09-24 20:52

    Iran hits out at U.S., Britain over AUKUS deal

    ‘The U.S. and the UK have put the issues of non-proliferation and disarmament at risk’

    TEHRAN - Iran’s permanent ambassador to Vienna-based international organizations has lashed out at the U.S. and UK for adopting nuclear double standards amid a decision to help Australia get its first nuclear-powered submarine under a deal known as AUKUS.

  • Tim Anderson 2021-09-23 21:51

    By M. Mazhari

    Canberra subsidizing Washington’s failing ambitions: Australian professor

    TEHRAN - An Australian academic says that Canberra is bankrolling U.S. ambitions with the fancy of undermining China

  • EU sides with France in the U.S, Australia spat 2021-09-22 17:57

    EU sides with France in the U.S, Australia spat 

    TEHRAN - Top EU officials have rallied behind France in criticizing the United States for negotiating a security pact in secret with Australia and Britain that cost Paris a lucrative submarine deal as diplomatic tensions escalate over the issue.

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2021-09-22 15:02

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Risk of military confrontation between China and U.S. is growing, ex-White House official warns

    TEHRAN – Frank Von Hippel, who was responsible for national security issues in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 1993 to 1994, warns about “the danger of growing military confrontation” between China and the United States.  

  • Salimi 2021-09-21 21:33

    Iranian MP expresses surprise over IAEA silence over AUKUS

    MP says IAEA inspectors are CIA and Mossad agents

    TEHRAN — Alireza Salimi, a member of the presiding board of the Iranian parliament, has strongly criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency for being silent on a military deal between Australia, the UK and U.S for building nuclear submarines.

  • China sees AUKUS as a step toward new cold war: ex-Lebanese ambassador to Canada 2021-09-21 11:30

    By M. A. Saki

    China sees AUKUS as a step toward new cold war: ex-Lebanese ambassador to Canada

    TEHRAN - A former Lebanese ambassador to Canada, Chile and Poland says that China is being irritated by the AUKUS pact, considering it as a step towards a new cold war.

  • Blinken AUKUS 2021-09-18 21:57

    The "Francophone", "Francophile" who stabbed France in the back

    TEHRAN — In an article published on November 23, 2020 on the Politico website titled “9 things to know about Antony Blinken, the next U.S. secretary of state”, Blinken was projected as a man with no flaws.