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  • Maximum Pressure 2021-04-11 22:11

    ‘Maximum pressure’ on Iran has failed: NY Times

    TEHRAN – In a commentary on Saturday, April 10, the New York Times editorial board wrote that a return to the 2015 nuclear deal “is the first step out of the morass”.

  • Trump 2021-04-10 19:26

    Senior analyst says U.S. ‘needs to do some serious steps to revive the trust’ with Iran

    TEHRAN - “The U.S. needs to do some serious steps to revive the trust” with Iran, says a senior nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2021-04-10 19:02

    President says JCPOA fully legalized nuclear technology in Iran

    West, IAEA failed to provide nuclear technology to Iran, Rouhani bemoans

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the common name for the 2015 nuclear deal, completely legalized nuclear technology in Iran and this was a great achievement that happened during his early years as president.

  • Vienna Talks 2021-04-06 11:50

    Vienna Talks: What to expect?

    TEHRAN- Senior diplomats gather on Tuesday in Vienna to negotiate about reviving the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), which Donald Trump pulled out of in 2018. But, what should we expect from these talks?

  • Zarif 2021-03-30 19:42

    Zarif to Biden: Your admin following Trump’s footsteps

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s administration is following Donald Trump’s policy by capitalizing on the illegal sanctions as a “leverage” against Iran.

  • JCPOA nuclear deal 2021-03-27 21:00

    It’s not U.S. stance that Iran must take first step to revive JCPOA: U.S. official

    Who might take the first step to resume compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, is not an issue for the United States, a U.S. official said on Friday, suggesting greater flexibility on the part of Washington.

  • Robert C. Smith 2021-03-14 18:57

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Prof. Smith told MNA: No difference between Biden, Trump on Riyadh

    TEHRAN– Stating that there will be no difference between Biden and Trump on Saudi Arabia, Prof. Robert Smith said that rhetoric about Riyadh might be different, but not much else as it is a key strategic ally in the region.

  • Pompeo 2021-03-14 17:33

    Pompeo admits Trump admin failed to bring Iran to negotiating table

    TEHRAN - Former U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Sunday that the Trump administration failed to bring Tehran to the negotiating table for a new nuclear deal.

  • Iran's Sanctions 2021-03-13 19:17

    By: Azin Sahabi

    Lifting sanctions: A bridge too far

    Given the determinant role of the U.S. Congress in grand strategic policy-making, any nuclear agreement with Iran is not obligatory unless it is approved by the American legislative body.

  • Zarif 2021-03-12 15:49

    Zarif to Blinken: Repeating failed ‘maximum pressure’ policy won’t yield new results

    TEHRAN - In response to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who has said Washington will oppose the release of Iran’s frozen assets in South Korea until Tehran returns to full compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal from which the U.S. has officially withdrawn, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has advised the new Biden administration that the “same failed policy of maximum pressure” campaign exercised by the Trump administration will not produce new results.

  • Biden 2021-03-08 14:24

    By Batoul Sbeity

    Changing strategies: From Trump to Biden

    Although it may seem from the outset that the first major military action of the Biden administration in eastern Syria signals an escalation from the side of the U.S., the reality is that it is a strike in the direction of American compromise. 

  • U.S. and Saudi 2021-03-08 11:42

    By Azin Sahabi

    U.S. and Saudi: A green light that turns to amber 

    TEHRAN- While Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia a blank check, a change in U.S. policy vis-à-vis the kingdom is looming large and the glue that cemented the bilateral ties for decades has been cracked. 

  • U.S. releases never-before-seen video of Iranian ballistic storm on Al Asad Airbase 2021-03-02 15:42

    U.S. releases never-before-seen video of Iranian ballistic storm on Al Asad Airbase

    U.S. released unseen footage of Iran’s missile attack on the U.S. Al Asad Airbase in Iraq in January 2020 in retaliation for the assassination of the senior Iranian Commander Gen Qasem Soleimani under Trump’s direct order.

  • Elizabeth Snders 2021-02-27 16:34

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Scholar says it’s not clear Biden can overcome polarization soon

    TEHRAN – An American academic says she is not sure Biden can deal with the polarization in the U.S. which has resulted from Donald Trump’s policies. 

  • US flag 2021-02-26 22:43

    Biden shows U.S. true colors

    TEHRAN – The new U.S. administration has followed in the footsteps of its predecessor in terms of continuing economic pressure on Iran and pursuing destabilizing activities in the region.

  • VOA Persian 2021-02-22 11:57

    By Azin Sahabi

    VOA Persian: Biden’s secret weapon in Iran nuclear talks

    TEHRAN- The internet revolution has affected all aspects of life, including politics, international relations and diplomacy as a tool of foreign policy. 

  • Zarif 2021-02-21 18:16

    Biden pursuing Trump's failed policy, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the new U.S. administration of Joe Biden is pursuing the same old failed policy of the Trump administration.

  • Ned Price 2021-02-19 11:51

    U.S. agrees to meet Iran, world powers on nuclear deal 

    The Biden administration said Thursday it would agree to meet with Iran and other world powers involved in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, the first public step toward renewed diplomacy with Tehran, USA TODAY reported.

  • Leader 2021-02-17 13:31

    Ayatollah Khamenei: This time Iran heeds only actions not words about JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution clearly announced on Wednesday that Iran just wants action not words or promises for implementing the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • U.S. 2021-02-15 22:13

    Two peas in a pod

    TEHRAN – While Iran is moving toward halting the implementation of the Additional Protocol, the United States still clings to the failed policy of treading in the footsteps of the Trump administration.

  • Biden 2021-02-15 11:54

    Iran wants to ensure an end to sanctions before it backs down: AFP

    TEHRAN- U.S. President Joe Biden ran supporting a return to diplomacy with Iran but made clear he will not be rushed into re-entering a 2015 nuclear deal trashed by Donald Trump.

  • Rouhani 2021-02-11 10:25

    Rouhani says world indebted to Iran for helping remove Trump

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the people of the world are greatly indebted to the Iranian nation for helping bring about the departure of former U.S. President Donald Trump through resistance in the face of his pressure campaign.

  • Yemen war 2021-02-08 10:12

    By Payman Yazdani

    Will Biden end support to war in Yemen or cut Trump funding?

    TEHRAN – US President in a humanitarian gesture claims that he wants to end US support to the Saudi war in Yemen but his real intention and motives are under question.

  • Ali Mourad 2021-02-07 15:14

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    Trump was a symptom, not the illness: Lebanese researcher 

    TEHRAN – A Lebanese political researcher is of the opinion that the division in the American society is not a newfound phenomenon, saying it has been existing for decades. 

  • UAE 2021-02-06 22:33

    Rising anxiety 

    TEHRAN – U.S. president Joe Biden touched a raw nerve when he and his national security officials made announcements signaling a reconsideration of former President Donald Trump’s policies toward the region. 

  • Ronnie Lipschutz 2021-02-06 10:21

    By Mohammad Mazhari 

    Biden faces difficult job to rebuild divided America: professor

    TEHRAN - An American professor is of the opinion that President Joe Biden has a long road to repair the deep-rooted division in America, especially when it comes to structural issues like racism, poverty, and Red-Blue division.

  • Charles Ortel 2021-02-03 11:18

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. has long been divided: American writer

    TEHRAN - An American writer says that the United States is divided into camps over supporting unregulated globalism.

  • Zarif 2021-02-02 12:57

    Zarif: U.S. has ‘limited window of opportunity’ to return to nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is ready for a new relationship with the United States but the clock is ticking.

  • Indonesia studying case of Iranian ship independently  2021-02-01 15:14

    By Mohammad Javdan

    Indonesia studying case of Iranian ship independently 

    On January 25, the Indonesian Coast Guard announced that it had seized two Iranian and Panamanian-flagged tankers in its territorial waters and intends to release both ships by the end of the week if there is no solid evidence. Now, it is a good opportunity to examine all the developments surrounding this event.

  • Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician 2021/02/01

    By Azin Sahabi

    Deciphering ‘maximum diplomacy’:  Machiavellianism in practice

    When it comes to Trump’s approach to Iran, the phrase “maximum pressure” declared by Mike Pompeo at The Heritage Foundation, mostly comes to mind. On the other hand, the term “maximum diplomacy” has been used in some formal and informal comments by U.S and EU officials on diplomatic relations with Iran. But what is the origin of “maximum pressure” and what does “maximum diplomacy” imply?