James Mattis


  • Robert David Steele 2019-01-23 09:18

    By Javad Heirannia

    Who is winning in USA? Trump or Pelosi? Was a coup averted? What is next?

    TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy who was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, regularly answers questions for Tehran Times.

  • Robert David Steele 2019-01-14 10:13

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Javad Heirannia

    Trump will be re-elected/ Zionists not Russians are the enemy/ Kushner must go: Steele

    TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy who was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017(1), answered questions about Trump’s national security team in March 2018(2).

  • Trump 2018-12-31 10:16

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    A hard year for Trump

    TEHRAN - Analyzing the current circumstances in the United States indicate that the coming year will be very difficult for the U.S. President.

  • Defense Secretary James Mattis 2018-12-21 10:50

    Defense Secretary James Mattis is quitting because he doesn't agree with Trump

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary James Mattis will step down at the end of February, telling President Donald Trump in a letter Thursday that he has "a right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours."

  • U.S.- Saudi Arabia 2018/12/16

    By Samuel Oakford

    Washington sends the Saudis a long-overdue bill

    The Pentagon’s $331 million invoice to the Kingdom and the UAE was another blow after a difficult week

  • Paul Pillar 2018-09-25 14:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    Next election is a referendum for Trump: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “No doubt other participants in the coming Security Council meeting--and not just Iran, which needs to be given an opportunity to speak--will raise the point that the United States under Trump has been in violation of an agreement that became enshrined in a Security Council resolution that passed by a unanimous vote.”

  • Bennett Johnston 2018-09-25 12:01

    By Javad Heirannia

    Mattis leaving will not change U.S. approach toward Iran: former Senator

    TEHRAN – Bennett Johnston, an American politician in the Democratic Party and lobbyist who represented Louisiana in the United States Senate is the opinion that “Mattis is very well regarded by both democrats and republicans, so to fire him would be an unpopular thing and would probably be harmful to republicans in the midterm elections.”

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-09-24 11:52

    By Payman Yazdani

    Possible Democratic takeover of the House unlikely to change Trump’s Iran policy: Zonis

    TEHRAN - Professor of international political economy believes U.S. foreign policy is largely the prerogative on the President and his Secretary of State so possible Democratic takeover of the House is unlikely to change Trump’s policy towards Iran. 

  • James Mattis 2018-09-17 15:52

    Mattis questioning efficacy of Trump’s nuclear deal exit: NYT 

    In Defense Secretary James Mattis has begun questioning the efficacy of Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal — a move that, again, was made against his advice, the New York Times said on Sunday in a commentary headlined “Fraying Ties With Trump Put Jim Mattis’s Fate in Doubt”.

  • Trump 2018-09-17 10:58

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Intensification of disputes in the White House

    TEHRAN - Disputes between U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have increased. Many media sources in the U.S. are reporting the probable dismissal of Trump's Secretary of Defense in the coming days. Meanwhile, after the presence of people such as John Bolton and Mike Pumpeo at the White House, Mattises' power in the U.S. Department of Defense actually dropped.

  • Mattis in Kabul 2018-09-09 06:45

    Mattis makes unannounced visit to Kabul

    TEHRAN - After visiting Pakistan and India, the U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made an unannounced, whirlwind visit to Kabul on Friday, a day after deadly bombings at a sports center claimed dozens of lives.

  • mattis 2018-04-27 19:05

    Mattis defends nuclear deal

    U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday defended the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah 2018-03-16 18:32

    Oman FM to visit Iran shortly after meeting U.S. defense chief

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf Bin Alawi is to arrive in Tehran tonight to hold talks with Iranian officials.

  • Ghaderi 2018-01-28 11:05

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Lady diplomat puts on a new show to grab attention

    TEHRAN - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations continues to spew forth inflammatory rhetoric against Iran.

  • U.S. to pursue diplomacy toward Tehran: Mattis 2017-12-16 21:07

    U.S. to pursue diplomacy toward Tehran: Mattis

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said that Washington will pursue a “diplomatically-led effort” toward Tehran, a day after a top U.S. diplomat claimed Iran was supplying weapons to the Houthis in Yemen.

  • Defense Secretary Bill Perry 2017-11-16 11:26

    By Edward-Isaac Dovere

    Don’t count on the cabinet to stop a Trump-ordered nuclear strike

    Stop counting on Secretary of Defense James Mattis or Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stop a nuclear war if Donald Trump wants one, says Bill Perry. They couldn’t.

  • mattis 2017-10-05 14:58

    By staff and agency

    U.S. Defense Secretary supports staying with nuclear deal

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States should consider staying in the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Trump 2017-08-21 02:04

    The failing Trump presidency

    With each day, President Trump offers fresh proof that he is failing the office that Americans entrusted to him.

  • Afghanistan 2017-08-20 03:04

    The U.S. cannot abandon Afghanistan now

    President trump’s evident frustration with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is entirely understandable.

  • North Korea 2017-08-19 04:04

    By Matthew Bunn

    North Korea and America could stumble into a Nuclear War

    Major U.S. and South Korean military exercises this month could increase the tensions.

  • Trump 2017-08-13 10:09

    By Mark Steel

    We're all about to die in a third world war caused by Trump and Kim

    If we’re to cease as a species in nuclear destruction, it will at least be heartening to know that it was caused by two of the most ridiculous people who ever lived.

  • Trump 2017-08-08 01:00

    By Peter Apps

    Amid White House chaos, a rise of the generals

    When White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney was asked why President Donald Trump had appointed former Marine officer John Kelly as chief of staff, Mulvaney had a simple explanation. “You know that he enjoys working with generals,” he said.

  • North Korea 2017-08-07 05:36

    Ready to talk to North Korea?

    The State Department press briefing room has traditionally been the place where the United States government has explained and promoted its foreign policy to the world.

  • James Mattis 2017-07-11 20:56

    Trump’s Mad Dog calls for ‘regime change’ in Tehran

    TEHRAN – As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, its defense chief James Mattis has said “regime change” is necessary before Iran and the U.S. can revel in normal relations.

  • Qatar 2017-06-17 02:11

    By Ishaan Tharoor

    The crisis over Qatar highlights Trump’s foreign policy confusion

    Just last month, a White House aide told the media that President Trump's attendance at a summit of Muslim leaders in the Saudi capital had “united the entire Muslim world in a way that it really hasn’t been in many years.”

  • chomsky 2017-04-05 21:26

    Chomsky to Mattis: U.S., not Iran, greatest threat to world peace

    TEHRAN – The American left-wing philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky said it is the U.S. rather Iran which poses “the greatest threat” to the world peace, taking a swipe at U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who branded Iran as so.

  • 02br5 baqeri.jpg 2017-04-04 19:44

    By Ali Kushki

    Military chief says Iran won’t give in to U.S. 

    TEHRAN – A top Iranian military official has said his country won’t surrender to the U.S. days after a top American military official made military threats against Iran. 

  • Iraq 2017-04-04 02:07

    Iraqi and Syrian civilians in the crossfire

    The Pentagon insists that there has been no major change in its rules for airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIL), and that a surge in civilian casualties is a result of increased military operations in western Mosul, said to be the most intense urban combat since World War II.

  • larijani 2017-04-02 20:27

    Larijani says Pentagon and CIA back terrorists

    TEHRAN - Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that the “U.S. Army, Pentagon and CIA” support the terrorists in the Middle East region.

  • James Mattis 2017-04-01 21:14

    Tehran shoos Mad Dog for false accusations

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday showed strong reaction to U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis for false accusations he recently directed at Tehran.