Payman Yazdani


  • Alistair Burt 2018-09-04 09:21

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Payman Yazdani

    UK minister: We seek no covert operation in Iran, plan to build ties

    TEHRAN - UK’s Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times, reaffirms his country’s support to the 2015 nuclear deal following the U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, saying the UK, along with the European Union, are doing all they can to provide the mechanism by which they can continue trade transactions with Iran.

  • Kovacevic
2018-08-08 12:08

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. is after regime change in Iran for its strategic goals in Central Asia: Kovacevic

    TEHRAN - Prof. Kovacevic is of the view that the U.S. is after a U.S.-friendly regime in Iran for its long term strategic goals in Central Asia to stop Chinese One road, one belt initiative.

  • نادر انتصار 2018-07-31 12:49

    By Payman Yazdani

    Forming alliance among PGCC member states is an illusory idea: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Professor of political science says the "Arab world" today is a patchwork of competing countries and forming an enduring alliance among the Arab states of the Persian Gulf is an illusory idea concocted by the U.S.

  • EU 2018-05-22 15:13

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S.-EU possible soft tactic to contain Iran

    The U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has created a new rounds of speculations about the three European major players’ (the UK, France and Germany) capabilities and abilities to keep the deal alive without the U.S.

  • Trump 2018-04-15 09:51

    By Payman Yazdani

    Failed attacks for milking continuity

    TEHRAN - Recent chemical attacks in Douma, Syria provoked international community’s anger. The attacks happened when the Syrian army had upper hand and inflicted heavy defeat to the terrorist groups in the region. Couple of weeks before the attacks, Russian officials had repeatedly announced that some efforts were being made by some terrorist groups in the region to carry out chemical attack intending to create enough pretexts for the U.S. to invade Damascus.

  • Bilgehan Alagoz 2018-04-11 10:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump pressure not to affect Tehran-Ankara security cooperation: expert

    TEHRAN - Lecturer at Marmara University Institute for Middle East Studies Dr. Bilgehan Alagoz, says, the U.S. pressure would have a negative impact on the economic relations but would not affect bilateral relations in the area of security.

  • Rauf Mammadov 2018-03-02 12:17

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran losing historic chance to capture gas market share: expert

    TEHRAN - Referring to the TAPI project challenges and opportunities for Iran, Energy scholar, Rauf Mammadov says the pipeline will have a negative impact on the realization of the long-disputed Iran-Pakistan pipeline.

  • Syria 2018-02-21 09:43

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. multifaceted objectives in Syria

    TEHRAN - Just weeks after failure of the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, the United States announced that it is going to create a security belt from Erbil to the Mediterranean under the pretext of “preventing the return of ISIL.”

  • U.S. and Middle East 2018-01-20 11:16

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. invests in creating unrests in Iran to its geopolitical interests: Geopolitical expert

    TEHRAN - Commenting on recent turbulences in Iran Anthony Cartalucci says the U.S. still believes investing in the protests can create some sort of positive geopolitical return for their policy of undermining and coercing Iran domestically, regionally and internationally. 

  •  Marvin Zonis 2018-01-15 10:44

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump’s approach toward JCPOA contrary to U.S. interest: Prof. Zonis

    TEHRAN - Commenting on Trump’s recent approach toward the JCPOA, Marvin Zonis, Professor of international political economy says his approach is stupid and contrary to the U.S. national interest.

  •  Filip Kovacevic 2018-01-14 10:10

    By Payman Yazdani

    People support, strategic external partnership to push back U.S. threat against Iran: Kovacevic

    TEHRAN - Filip Kovacevic, professor of geopolitics, University of San Francisco believes the only way to thwart the U.S. threats against Iran’s Establishment is to meet the needs of people inside and having strategic external partnerships. 

  • trump 2017-12-27 10:28

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump is accelerating decline of U.S. global influence

    During the past decades after the world war and disintegration of the former Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the world has been dominated by the U.S. in terms of politics, military and economy. 

  • صادق ملکی 2017-12-25 09:32

    By Payman Yazdani

    Tough resolutions, epic statements inadequate for saving al-Quds: Maleki

    TEHRAN _ Political analyst Sadegh Maleki told Jerusalem al-Quds will not be liberated merely by issuing resolutions and making harsh statements in absence of any practical measures against Trump’s decision.

  • Semih Idiz 2017-12-13 10:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    Turkish expert: Egypt stance toward Iran affected by Cairo-Riyadh ties 

    TEHRAN _ Turkish Political analyst Semih Idiz says Cairo's position on Iran is driven not only by its close ties to Saudi Arabia, but because as a major Arab power it is also concerned about the increasing Iranian influence in the Middle East.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-12-12 10:09

    By Payman Yazdani

    ISIL origins are geopolitical and ideological: expert

    TEHRAN _ Referring to the measures that should be taken in post-ISIL era, Prof. Arshin Adib Moghaddam, believes the origins of ISIL are geopolitical and ideological. In recent weeks Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and Iraq declared 'victory' over the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria as the Takfiri group cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

  • Nosratallah Tajik 2017-12-10 10:23

    By Payman Yazdani

    Ex-diplomat: Turkey and Egypt eyeing regional hegemony 

    TEHRAN _ Touching upon tensions between Ankara and Cairo Nosratallah Tajik says both Turkey and Egypt are seeking regional hegemony. 

  •  Omid Shokri Kalehsar 2017-12-09 09:30

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran could be an option for EU to diversify gas sources: expert

    TEHRAN _ Referring to Iran’s gas export barriers, Senior Energy Security Analyst, Omid Shokri Kalehsar believes Iran could be an option for EU to diversify its gas supplying sources. 

  • non-industrial drugs 2017-12-05 10:18

    By Payman Yazdani

    NATO responsibility toward rising drug production in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _ International conference dubbed ‘Parliamentary Members vs. Drugs’ slated for Dec. 4, in the Russian capital city Moscow is being held. The main purpose of the conference is to discuss the roles of the parliaments in fight against drug.

  •  Filip Kovacevic 2017-11-21 10:40

    By Payman Yazdani

    NATO ‘a paper tiger for member states’ divisions, Putin acts: expert

    TEHRAN _ Filip Kovacevic, professor of geopolitics says at this particular time NATO is a paper tiger because of member states’ internal divisions and Putin’s acts to end Russia’s geopolitical humiliation.

  •  Rauf Mammadov 2017-11-20 10:18

    By Payman Yazdani

    Global economy to benefit from Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan economic integration: Energy Scholar 

    TEHRAN _ Energy scholar at the Middle East Institute, Rauf Mammadov believe Global economy will benefit from economic integration of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan in the important region located on crossroads of  China’s One Road, One Belt Policy. 

  • صادق ملکی 2017-11-14 10:47

    By Payman Yazdani

    Saudi act humiliates Lebanese people, Al-Mustaqbal: expert

    Iranian expert Sadeq Maleki says Hriri’s resignation under the pressure of Riyadh is not only humiliation of the Lebanese people but also the humiliation of Al- Mustaqbal bloc. 

  • Larry Backer 2017-10-25 09:25

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. withdrawal from intel. treaties, opportunity for China, Iran: Prof. Backer

    Commenting on withdrawal of the Trump’s administration from international treaties including the JCPOA, Prof. Larry Backer says the withdrawals may provide substantial opportunity for China and for regional powers like Iran.

  • پرچم عراق و اقلیم کردستان 2017-10-20 11:59

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iraq developments’ explicit messages to Washington and regional states

    Despite all warnings and oppositions from regional players, world major powers and certain Kurdish political parties, Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani unilaterally pushed for the independence referendum on Sept. 25 to not only materialize his old unrealistic ambition but also to extend his illegal and undemocratic rule over the Iraqi Kurdistan region. 

  • Australian Ambassador to Iran Ian Biggs 2017-10-09 09:59

    Payman Yazdani

    Iran, Australia ties on rise following JCPOA

    TEHRAN - The implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed on July 4, 2015, have increased remarkably relations as well as economic cooperation between Iran and the international community, including Australia.

  • Filip Kovacevic 2017-09-22 12:00

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. defines Iran as key geopolitical enemy: Filip Kovacevic

    TEHRAN – Referring recent Trump administration's hostile acts toward Iran and the JCPOA, professor of geopolitics, Filip Kovacevic says all these means that Iran is defined as the key geopolitical enemy by the Trump administration.

  • نادر انتصار 2017-09-15 10:45

    By: payman Yazdani

    U.S. stated and actual policy on Arbil independence referendum incongruent: Entessar

    Commenting on the U.S. incongruent policies toward Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, Nader Entessar says those in favour of creating an Independent Kurdish state count on U.S. support via Israel.

  • Pastori Gianluca 2017-08-30 14:45

    By Payman Yazdani 

    Italian expert says U.S. won’t leave nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – An Italian university professor believes the U.S. will not leave the Iran nuclear deal because it meets Washington’s interests in the region.

  • Mehdi Aker 2017-08-23 11:14

    By Payman Yazdani 

    Referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan will not be helpful: Turkey’s AKP deputy chief  

    TEHRAN - M. Mehdi Aker, the deputy chief of the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP), is of the opinion that a decision by the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum will not solve any problems.

  • Osman Faruk Loğoğlu 2017-08-20 11:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    CHP member: Iran and Turkey won’t allow division of Iraq

    TEHRAN - Calling the Kurdish independence referendum as the eye of the next hurricane in the region, a senior member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (CHP) says Turkey and Iran won’t allow any efforts to divide Iraq.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2017-02-15 11:55

    By Payman Yazdani

    Europe is well advised to care for its own security: expert

    TEHRAN - A leading scholar believes that NATO is “outdated” and suggests that Europe should care about its own security, especially as Donald Trump, whom he described as “unreliable”, has taken the helm at the White House.