• 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.

  • Ludovic Zanker 2021-09-20 17:28

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    EU powerless in face of U.S. sanctions on Russia and Iran: expert

    TEHRAN – A consultant in European and international affairs believes that the EU is absent and powerless when it comes to U.S. unilateral sanctions against other countries.

  • 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.

  • the European Council for Foreign Relations 2020-11-30 18:09

    Top ECFR members call for Europe to bolster diplomacy on Iran

    TEHRAN – A number of senior members of the European Council for Foreign Relations have called for European countries to working with the United States’ incoming administration to bolster the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Amouei 2020-11-27 22:15

    U.S. not going to abandon sanctions tool: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Friday that the United States won’t abandon the sanctions tool as long as the U.S. sees that this tool is working.

  • Leader 2020-11-25 00:13

    Ayatollah Khamenei outlines strategy to nullify sanctions through internal capabilities

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Tuesday suggested plans to counteract the United States sanctions on Iran through boosting internal economic capabilities while also ruling out any prospect of broader negotiations with the West.

  • Salimi 2020-11-22 15:16

    U.S., Europe should pay Iran $200 billion in compensation over JCPOA failure: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Alireza Salimi, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s presiding board, has urged the United States and Europe to compensate Iran for the losses it incurred following Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and a failure by Europeans to honor their commitments as well.

  • Tehran province exports $40m of handicrafts in H1 2020-11-18 21:30

    Tehran province exports $40m of handicrafts in H1

    TEHRAN - Handicrafts exports from Tehran province reached $40 million during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year 1399 (started March 20).

  • Arshin 2020-11-11 11:18

    By Javad Heirannia

    It’s Biden that needs to take verifiable steps to lift Iran sanctions: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute, argues it is Joe Biden’s administration that needs to take verifiable steps to lift sanctions on Iran.

  • Iranian town exporting handicrafts to Europe, U.S. despite coronavirus restrictions 2020-11-08 21:49

    Iranian town exporting handicrafts to Europe, U.S. despite coronavirus restrictions

    TEHRAN – Export of handicrafts from Torbat-e Heydarieh, a small town in northeast Iran, is still ongoing to Europe and the U.S. despite coronavirus restrictions, which have crippled countless businesses across the globe, CHTN reported.

  • IranAir flights to Europe running on normal schedule 2020-10-25 19:00

    IranAir flights to Europe running on normal schedule

    TEHRAN – Iran-Europe flights operated by the Iranian flag carrier IranAir are currently running on a normal schedule again.

  • Khatibzadeh 2020-10-02 16:55

    U.S. offers talks with Iran on daily basis, spokesman says

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, has said the United States makes efforts to hold talks with Iran every day.

  • Macron 2020-09-23 19:58

    Macron: Europe will not compromise with U.S. over Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that Europe would not compromise with Washington over its move to reimpose international sanctions on Iran in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement.