Middle East


  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 2019-08-28 16:00

    By M.A. Saki

    It’s shameful that Pompeo talks about JCPOA provisions

    TEHRAN – Speaking at a United Nations Security Council Session on Middle East Peace and Security on August 20, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is concerned about the approaching end of some of the UN arms embargo and other sanctions against Iran based on the JCPOA.

  • Russian senator Konstantin Kosachev 2019-07-21 16:55

    Senior Russian senator: U.S. seeks ‘advantage’ in Persian Gulf tensions

    A Senior Russian lawmaker has said that the United States is “taking advantage” of tensions in the Persian Gulf in order to deploy more troops to the region, CNN reported on Saturday.

  • Martin Love 2019-07-20 23:15

    By Martin Love

    Demand that the Mideast become a nuclear-weapon-free zone!

    NORTH CAROLINA - Petty and small-minded is the sole way to describe the restrictions on Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s movements to a six-block area around the United Nations complex while he is in New York to address a UN group. This kind of action and mentality is the stuff of petty tyrants, not befitting the alleged leader or government of an “empire” that has any serious, responsible sense of itself or of others overseas or internally who don’t happen to be “Caucasian”. Or “Western” or whatever.

  • hatami 2019-07-12 18:53

    Iran will give crushing response to any aggressor: defense minister

    TEHRAN - Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Friday that Iran will give a firm and crushing response to any aggressor.

  • Ramesh Thakur 2019-07-09 19:39

    Trump’s zigzags on Iran threaten U.S. alliance structure: Australian National University academic

    In an article on The Strategist published on Monday, Ramesh Thakur, the director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at Australian National University, has written that U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy towards Iran is threatening the U.S. alliance structure.

  • Iran 2019-07-09 16:49

    By Martin Love

    Iran will have the world’s respect, and prevail

    NORTH CAROLINA - An outsider with just some knowledge about Iran can be easily whipsawed by the horrible dilemma the U.S. has dumped on the country over the past 14 months. Yes, Iran must do all it can to defend itself, if it is attacked military, and meanwhile must do all it can to circumvent, with assistance, the draconian U.S. economic sanctions.

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2019-07-08 12:45

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    UAE evil plots against neighboring countries and the Arab world 

    TEHRAN - United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the name of a country that didn’t exist before 1971 when the area was called Emirates of Motesalehe or the Emirates of the Coast of Oman. 

  • Donald Trump - Benjamin Netanyahu 2019-07-03 12:29

    By Ruhollah Ghasemian

    Why the Deal of the Century fails?

    TEHRAN - These days, apart from the tensions between Iran and United States, another event in south west Asia has attracted the attention of the countries’ officials, nations, and the media from all over the world. 

  • Iran - Iraq flag 2019-06-19 20:26

    Iraqi stability hinges on Iranian security: top Iraqi MP 

    TEHRAN – The vice speaker of the Iraqi Parliament said on Tuesday that Baghdad sees its stability and security dependent on stability and security in Iran.

  • ryabkov 2019-06-18 19:54

    By staff and agency

    Russia urges U.S. to drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov urged the U.S. on Tuesday to drop “provocative” plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with Iran.

  • US president Donald Trump 2019-06-10 12:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    U.S. illusions: from a pretended crisis to a pretended victory

    TEHRAN - The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East General Frank McKenzie said on Thursday that Iran drew back from an apparent attack against U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region, while it does not precisely mean that the threat is diminished.

  • Alireza Ahmadi Middle East analyst 2019-06-03 12:39

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump was witness war in Iraq destroyed Bush’s Presidency: expert

    TEHRAN - Alireza Ahmadi, a New York-based Middle East analyst says “Donald Trump was witness to how the war in Iraq destroyed George Bush’s Presidency. He adds “During the campaign he railed against “dumb” Iraq war and the arrogant elites who pushed for it.

  • رحیم صفوی 2019-06-02 19:23

    Oil to surpass $100 if first bullet fired in Persian Gulf: Rahim Safavi

    TEHRAN – Oil prices will jump beyond $100 a barrel if the first bullet in fired in the Persian Gulf, a top military aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, warning that the U.S. military vessels in the Persian Gulf are within the range of Iranian missiles.

  • Najafi 2019-05-31 19:22

    Iran strongly rejects Saudi claims of ‘regional interference’

    TEHRAN (Press TV) – A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official has strongly denounced fresh claims made by Saudi Arabia about what Riyadh describes as Iran’s meddling in the internal affairs of regional countries.

  • Sayed Hassan Nasrallah 2019-05-29 12:07

    By Hamid Bayati

    Nasrallah warns against changes in Middle East

    TEHRAN - These days, Middle East is facing a torrent of events that seem to be born out of conspiracies and compromises. The changes that will threaten peace in the region. It seems that U.S. President, Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are trying to draw their own advantages by carrying out new plans in Middle East.   

  • Modjtaba Sadria 2019-05-27 20:00

    By Negar Asadi

    Scholar says Iran’s independence is a challenge to U.S.

    TEHRAN - Modjtaba Sadria, a prominent scholar, says that Iran’s independence is a serious challenge to unipolarism of the U.S.

  • mousavi 2019-05-22 19:13

    Tehran rebuffs Ottawa’s anti-Iran remarks

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed recent allegations by Canada against Iran and its regional influence.

  • Tourist guide and international travelers pose for a photo during their visit to Sarv-e Abarkuh (“Cypress of Abarkuh”), which is estimated to date 4,500 years, in Yazd province, Iran. 2019-05-22 19:08

    Middle East leads global tourism arrivals growth in Q1

    TEHRAN – The Middle East tops international arrivals over the first quarter of 2019, with an eight percent growth year on year, according to the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization.

  • Max Boot 2019-05-21 21:35

    A war with Iran would be the mother of all quagmires: Washington Post

    In an article in the Washington Post on Tuesday, Max Boot, a historian and columnist, says if the United States wages a war against Iran, it “will be the mother of all quagmires”.

  • zarif 2019-05-21 20:03

    Zarif says U.S. is playing a very ‘dangerous game’ in the region

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the U.S. is playing a “very very dangerous game” by increasing its military presence in the region.

  • General Salami 2019-05-07 21:30

    IRGC chief vows to ‘chase enemies to graveyard of history’

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is resolute to give the Iranian enemies an “unforgettable lesson”, IRGC chief said on Tuesday, vowing that his forces will “chase enemies to graveyard of history”.

  • A Boeing FA18 Superhornet on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in July 2011. (Photo by AP) 2019-05-06 12:39

    U.S. says sending ‘strike group’ to Middle East as ‘clear message’ to Iran

    The United States is sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran, declared John Bolton, the hawkish US national security advisor.

  • Zarif Al Jazeera 2019-05-05 19:42

    We have not lived 7,000 years if we had escaped from bullies, Iran’s chief diplomat says

    Zarif: U.S. sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

    In July 2015, after more than a decade of on-and-off negotiations, world powers reached a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Hassan Rouhani - Imran Khan 2019-04-29 23:04

    Imran Khan says after stronger ties with Tehran

    TEHRAN – Imran Khan, the Pakistani prime minister, has reiterated that his country attaches importance to ties with Iran and intends to bolster relations and cooperation with its western neighbor.

  • محمد جواد ظریف 2019-04-28 12:34

    ‘Maximum pressure policy doomed to failure’

    Trump aides, regional allies dragging U.S. into Iran conflict: Zarif

    TEHRAN - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says hawkish politicians within the American government and their allies in the Middle East want to escalate tensions with Tehran.

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2019-04-07 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘People of the region yearn for democracy, human rights and social equality’

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that “The people of the region yearn for democracy, human rights and social equality.”

  • U.S. rubbing both India and Pakistan wrong way 2019/03/13

    By Darius Shahtahmasebi

    U.S. rubbing both India and Pakistan wrong way

    TEHRAN - As India and Pakistan iron out a few significant differences after a near brush with each other’s militaries, the U.S. has been quietly enacting a trade war strategy against India, a key ally of Washington.

  • Hezbollah a national resistance not a terrorist organisation 2019-03-09 10:04

    By Sondoos Alasaad

    Hezbollah a national resistance not a terrorist organisation

    BEIRUT - The British government said on Monday it plans to ban all wings of the Lebanese Resistance, aka Hezbollah "due to its destabilising influence in the Middle East," classing it as a 'terrorist organisation.'

  • Deal of the century: U.S. in pursuit of Arab carte blanche 2019-03-02 11:50

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Deal of the century: U.S. in pursuit of Arab carte blanche

    TEHRAN - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and senior adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump's Middle East envoy, have once again embarked on a journey to the Middle East and Arab countries in order push the Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on what is called the “deal of the century”.

  • Front cover of the Persian poetry collection “The Middle East Trilogy: War, Love, Loneliness” by Garus Abdolmalekian. 2019-02-27 19:19

    War, love, loneliness in Middle East inspire new Persian poem collection  

    TEHRAN – War, love and loneliness has inspired a new collection by young Iranian poet Garus Abdolmalekian.