• One of pioneers in the use of clean energy, Iran eyes World Heritage tag for its windmills 2022-04-24 18:31

    By Afshin Majlesi

    One of pioneers in the use of clean energy, Iran eyes World Heritage tag for its windmills

    TEHRAN – Five years after being added to UNESCO's tentative list of World Heritage properties, Iran’s collection of ancient windmills is still not prepared for a final assessment.

  • two views from France 2022-04-23 13:08

    Macron and Le Pen proposing two very different futures for France

    Macron v Le Pen and two visions for France

    As French voters decide on Sunday which of the two will lead their country, what are their rival plans for the next five years?

  • U.S., Europe hit record inflation levels amid Ukraine crisis  2022-04-16 17:44

    U.S., Europe hit record inflation levels amid Ukraine crisis 

    The United States’ Labor Department has announced that inflation has hit another record high level since 1981, rising 8.5 percent over the year to the end of March as the conflict in Ukraine drives up energy costs for average households.

  • Berlin show features 5,000 years of Iranian arts and culture 2022-03-04 17:48

    Berlin show features 5,000 years of Iranian arts and culture

    TEHRAN - For the first time in a Berlin institution the cultural history of Iran – from the early civilizations through to the modern era – is the focus of a major art-historical survey exhibition.

  • Iran's human rights chief 2022-02-19 21:42

    Iran warns support for MKO will backfire on Europeans

    TEHRAN - A senior Iranian human rights official on Friday warned Europe that its support for the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) will backfire on them just like the Daesh terrorist group.

  • MP 2022-02-01 21:23

    JCPOA hang-up is in Europe: MP

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian lawmaker has said that reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal requires seriousness and good faith on part of Europe.

  • Venezuela 2022-01-28 22:32

    Venezuela launches “truth commission” on European colonialism

    The Venezuelan government has set up a “commission to clarify the historical truth, justice, and reparation regarding colonial rule and its consequences”.

  • UK first European country to pass 150,000 covid deaths  2022-01-10 12:04

    UK first European country to pass 150,000 covid deaths 

    TEHRAN- Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 150,000 people have died in the UK; that according to government figures.

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-10 21:27

    Iran holds firm as West ratchets up media warfare

    TEHRAN – Negotiators from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries have returned to Vienna after a short break for further consultations in capitals. During the hiatus, the West mounted a media warfare aimed at pocketing further concessions Iran is unwilling to give.

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-07 21:20

    Who’s seeking maximalist demands in Vienna?

    TEHRAN – With the negotiators preparing for a return to Vienna later this week, it’s worth taking a look at how the Vienna talks ended up with the West blaming Iran for the alleged failure of the talks.

  • French group starts Iran journey as country reopens borders to intl. travelers 2021-11-09 18:56

    French group starts Iran journey as country reopens borders to intl. travelers

    TEHRAN – A group of nine French travelers has commenced its two-week journey across Iran as the Islamic Republic reopened its borders to international travelers last month.

  • Danish ambassador to Iran Jesper Vahr (R) and his family pose for a photo during their visits to the UNESCO-designated Imam Square in Isfahan, central Iran, October 21, 2021. (PHOTO: Afshin Majlesi) 2021-10-24 18:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Danish ambassador tells of his 'unforgettable' visit to Isfahan

    ISFAHAN – On Thursday evening, when I was roaming through the gorgeous Imam Square of Isfahan, I suddenly bumped into the Danish ambassador to Iran, Jesper Vahr, and his family who were also touring the UNESCO-designated site.

  • Filmmaker Mansur Foruzesh autographs a poster for “Lost Whispers in the Distance” in a meeting held in Tehran on September 18, 2021 to promote the documentary. (Mehr/Ali Haddadi-Asl) 2021-09-20 19:04

    “Lost Whispers in the Distance” explores refugee misery in Europe 

    TEHRAN – In his latest documentary “Lost Whispers in the Distance” Budapest-based Iranian filmmaker Mansur Foruzesh has turned the spotlight on the hard lives of refugees in Europe, particularly those who are Iranians.

  • Iran negotiating to import Pfizer, Moderna vaccines from Europe 2021-08-22 18:20

    Iran negotiating to import Pfizer, Moderna vaccines from Europe

    TEHRAN – Negotiation is underway with one or two European countries to purchase Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines, Alireza Raisi, the spokesman for the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control, has said.

  • Golestan Palace: one of the top things to do in Tehran 2021-08-07 18:48

    Golestan Palace: one of the top things to do in Tehran

    TEHRAN - One of the top things to do in the Iranian capital is visiting the most magnificent historical monument downtown; the UNESCO-registered Golestan Palace.

  • Zarif 2021-05-18 23:07

    Zarif holds high-level talks in Italy 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held meetings with a number of high-ranking Italian officials during his tour of several European countries. 

  • David Motadel 2021-04-11 15:35

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Minorities struggle racism in Europe as right-wing movements rise: scholar

    TEHRAN - A London-based history professor says that today many people across the world face every day discrimination fuelled by the rise of right-wing movements.

  • 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.

  • JCPOA 2021-04-02 11:15

    Iran, China, Russia, and Europe set to discuss possible U.S. return to JCPOA

    TEHRAN- A virtual meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place on Friday to discuss a possible U.S. return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the European Union said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Sardasht 2021-03-05 22:52

    Judiciary says to sue European firms for aiding Saddam’s gas attacks on Iranians

    TEHRAN - Ali Baqeri-Kani, the head of the Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights, says Iran has filed lawsuits in international courts against European companies that provided chemical materials to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime, who used chemical weapons against Iranians in the 1980s, according to Press TV.

  • Unplugging the Cameras 2021-02-14 21:09

    MP tells Tehran Times: Iran hellbent on stopping Additional Protocol

    Unplugging the cameras

    TEHRAN – The clock is ticking. Each day brings Iran closer to an important deadline that could turn the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers into a thing of the past.

  • Macron 2021-02-05 22:38

    Macron’s gambit

    TEHRAN – French President Emanuel Macron has once again called for broader negotiations with Iran and involvement of Iran’s archrivals in the negotiations, a stance that could derail the very much anticipated talks between Iran and the West even before they go ahead.

  • Rabiei 2020-12-22 17:55

    Tehran urges Europe to honor JCPOA duties instead of voicing concerns

    TEHRAN — Government spokesman Ali Rabiei has said that Iran cannot be the only party that fulfills its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), urging the European parties to the deal to return to their commitments instead of expressing concerns about it.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2020-12-16 14:27

    JCPOA Joint Commission meeting is regular and usual: Iran

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, says the Joint Commission of the JCPOA (the official name for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal) is going to hold a normal and usual meeting.

  • Rouhani 2020-12-14 21:23

    'European sensitivity over propagandist’s execution instance of interference'

    Rouhani: JCPOA is not renegotiable

    TEHRAN – In a press conference on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, “is not renegotiable”.

  • Zonnour 2020-12-08 18:07

    Europe failed to meet Iran’s JCPOA expectations, says senior MP

    TEHRAN — A top Iranian legislator said on Tuesday that Europe has not met Iran’s expectations in salvaging the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear agreement.

  • Khatibzadeh 2020-12-07 23:08

    Tehran urges Europe to prove goodwill by fulfilling JCPOA commitments

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has called on European parties to the Iran nuclear deal to prove their goodwill by fulfilling their commitments under the 2015 deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • JCPOA 2020-12-07 23:05

    Europeans push for new deal while U.S. remains silent

    The West’s true colors

    TEHRAN – European countries signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have expressed concerns over Tehran’s nuclear program, but a former Iranian diplomat tells the Tehran Times that the these countries are not genuinely worried about Iran's nuclear activities. Instead, he said, they are worried about the Islamic Republic getting stronger over time.

  • EU 2020-12-05 22:00

    European demands will only complicate the situation surrounding the JCPOA

    Europe’s unachievable goal

    TEHRAN – While Iran keeps insisting on not renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, the Europeans not only call for reopening the deal, but also expanding it in a way that includes other thorny issues such as Iran’s missile program and its regional influence. 

  • Biden 2020-12-05 12:54

    Biden likely to fail in resolving America problems in four years

    TEHRAN – As Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House in a few weeks, experts highlight the difficulties that he will face once he is inaugurated. An expert on international relations told the Tehran Times that a Biden administration would likely fail to address all issues weighing on the United States foreign policy in the coming years.