U.S. election 


  • One year in office: U.S. elections show letdown in Biden 2021-11-08 18:00

    By Ramin Mazaheri

    One year in office: U.S. elections show letdown in Biden

    In speaking with Iranian immigrants to the US, I always hear a couple of refrains repeatedly: 1) Why Democrats do not criticize their own politicians when they do the exact things they criticize Republicans for? 2) When Republicans get into office, at least, they actually do things they say they want to do; Democrats never do.

  • Candidates 2021-06-30 20:29

    Iran, U.S. presidential elections compared

    Post-election: Iran vs. U.S.

    TEHRAN – In a remarkable sign of unity and harmony, all former election rivals met with the Iranian president-elect to express readiness to cooperate with the new government in advancing the interests of the country, a move that stood in stark contrast to what happened in the United States during its November election.

  • Rogers M. Smith 2021-06-01 22:13

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Republicans endangering U.S. democracy: professor

    TEHRAN- A professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania says that Republicans’ attempts inspired by former President Donald Trump’s false claims over the November 2020 election may threaten American democracy.

  • ترامپ 2020-11-27 13:04

    Trump says he will leave office if Biden electoral win certified

    Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if the Electoral College certifies Joe Biden as the winner of the November 3 presidential election, the closest the United States president has come to conceding the contest.

  • Tweet 2020-11-21 23:49

    Iran criticizes Giuliani for defending ‘terrorist tyrant’

    TEHRAN – In a tweet on Friday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry attacked U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer for defending the president, making a quip about dark rivulets of liquid streaking down the lawyer’s face during his latest press conference.

  • Election 2020-11-20 19:50

    Two similar claims, a whole world of different reactions

    TEHRAN – As Democrats move forward with their efforts to remove Donald Trump from the White House, observers point to the similarities between the United States’ 2020 presidential election and that of Iran in 2009.

  • Anthony Tucker-Jones 2020/11/16

    By Anthony Tucker-Jones

    The troubled summer: The U.S. is teetering on the brink of renewed violence

    There were very real fears of widespread unrest and politically motivated violence in the run-up to the U.S. election on 3 November.

  • Marwa Osman 2020-11-16 10:40

    Mohammad Mazhari

    Trump's base has largely supported his claims of fraud: political analyst

    TEHRAN – A Lebanese political expert says Donald Trump's base has largely supported his claims of voter fraud, "but his effort to convince more mainstream Republicans that the election was stolen suffered a big blow when Fox News, the conservative cable network that has been supportive of his presidency” declared his rival Joe Biden as the victor. 

  • Trump - Biden 2020-11-15 17:25

    Trump in tweet says Biden 'won'

    Donald Trump appeared on Sunday to publicly acknowledge for the first time that his Democratic rival Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election

  • Spokesman of the Guardian Council Abbasali Kadkhodaei 2020-11-15 09:46

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    The hatred Trump injected into society pushed U.S. into a divided state: Kadkhodaei

    TEHRAN - Guardian Council spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei believes the hatred, especially racism, that Donald Trump has been injecting into the American society has pushed the United States toward a "divided state".

  • حامیان ترامپ 2020-11-14 14:29

    As Trump refuses to concede defeat, far-right groups plan show of support in Washington

    Far-right groups and other backers of U.S. President Donald Trump plan to rally in Washington on Saturday in a public show of support for his unsubstantiated claim of widespread voting fraud in the Nov. 3 election.

  • Rabiei 2020-11-13 22:09

    Iran calls on ‘new White House officials’ to unconditionally return to commitments

    TEHRAN – Ali Rabiei, the Iranian government spokesman, said on Thursday that Iran expects the incoming White House leader to unconditionally return to Washington’s obligations, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) news agency.

  • MPs 2020-11-11 18:12

    What do Iranian MPs say about the U.S. election?

    TEHRAN — Iranian lawmakers have offered their takes on the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States and the defeat of the incumbent president Donald Trump, demonstrating a broad range of opinions within Iran’s political spectrum with regard to Tehran-Washington interactions.

  • Araghchi 2020-11-11 16:51

    Tehran voices indifference toward result of U.S. election

    TEHRAN — Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said Iran is neither terrified of a second term of the Trump administration nor is it excited about a Biden administration.

  • Trump - Biden 2020-11-09 14:48

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Iran to neighbors: 'We'll remain here forever'

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has advised neighboring countries not to bet on outsiders to provide their security, underlining that Iran is ready to cooperate with them to build a better future for all.

  • Zarif 2020-11-08 18:07

    Zarif urges new U.S. leaders to change tack on Iran

    TEHRAN – In his first reaction to the victory of Joe Biden in the United States presidential election, Iran’s chief diplomat urged the new leadership in the U.S. to try a different policy toward Iran.

  • Shireen Hunter 2020-11-08 00:05

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Biden faces tough task in bridging divides and advancing policies, Hunter predicts 

    Georgetown University professor says “Trump's personal behavior is certainly an aberration”

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, says Joe Biden will face a “tough task in bridging the divides" in the American society, noting that "economic, cultural, and racial divisions in America have widened."

  • Trump 2020-11-06 21:40

    Trumpism, beyond election

    TEHRAN – With the Trump campaign teetering on the edge of an election loss, analysts ponder over the possibility that Trumpism would outlast the presidency of a man who is unlikely to leave the public debate even after leaving office.

  • Robert C Smith 2020-11-03 22:25

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Electoral College thoroughly undemocratic: American professor

    TEHRAN – An American professor says that Electoral College, which is partly rooted in slavery, is a completely undemocratic institution.

  • Gear up, storm is coming  2020-11-01 11:27

    Gear up, storm is coming 

    Police bracing for potential unrest in days before and after Nov. 3 elections

    Activist groups across the United State are already planning potential protests and demonstrations before after Election Day, anticipating foul play at the polls or in the ballot counting room. 

  • U.S. election 2020-10-25 13:12

    Iran rejects allegations of meddling in U.S. election

    TEHRAN – Guardian Council spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei has ruled out the allegations of interference in U.S. presidential election, saying the Islamic Republic does not meddle in the internal affairs of other countries.

  • Bolton 2020-10-20 21:04

    ‘U.S. president not to leave office graciously if he loses 2020 election’

    U.S. President Donald Trump will not leave office “graciously” if he loses the 2020 presidential election against Democratic nominee Joe Biden, says his former national security adviser John Bolton.

  • Different, but just in details 2020-10-19 22:51

    For Iran, Biden is cut from the same cloth as Trump

    Different, but just in details

    TEHRAN – As U.S. election debates heat up, so does the speculation over which candidate will be better for Iran. While some foreign commentators claim that a certain candidate would be better for Iran, analysts and officials in Iran say there is no difference between the policies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden toward Iran.

  • Myles Hoenig 2020/10/14

    By Myles Hoenig 

    The ins and outs of American elections

    The first words to come out of most mouths regarding the first debate were 'shocking,' 'disturbing,' 'demoralizing,' 'frightening' and so many other hyperboles. But if it wasn't for the fact that this was one of the traditional ways to elect a president with the most powerful military in the world, one could almost see the humor in the debate. Two septuagenarians acting like kindergarten children fighting over a snack, especially when one is the U.S. president, just has to make one laugh at the absurdity of it all. 

  • Richrad anderson 2020-10-14 13:12

    By Mohamamd Mazhari

    Army would refuse an order to crack down on possible peaceful protests after Nov. 3 elections:  prof

    TEHRAN – An American professor is of the opinion that the U.S. Army would not obey a possible order to suppress peaceful protesters who may not accept the result of the November 3 presidential elections.  

  • Ian Greenhalgh 2020-10-10 11:53

    By Ian Greenhalgh

    Election 2020: Stakes never higher for Dis-United States

    ('Stand back, stand by': Trump prepares to declare victory)

    The United States has not been so dis-united since the end of the Civil War a century and a half ago. The reason for the great divide that has opened up in U.S. society is clear and it is the presidency of Donald Trump. It is not by accident, but rather by design that the U.S. has been fractured and broken; for the reason, we merely need to recall the principle of ‘divide and conquer’.

  • Noushabadi 2020-10-09 23:06

    Senior MP says Iran not caring about U.S. election

    TEHRAN – Hossein Noushabadi, the head of the Parliament’s International Diplomacy and National Interests faction, has said Iran does not care about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

  • Biden- Trump 2020-10-06 10:49

    Biden and Trump are two sides of the same coin

    TEHRAN – While Donald Trump and Joe Biden bitterly call into question each other’s Iran policy, a U.S. expert tells the Tehran Times that, in essence, there are no differences between the two candidates’ policies toward Iran.

  • Andrew Korybko 2020-10-06 10:46

    By Andrew Korybko

    America’s quasi-democratic election

    The U.S. is not a direct democracy

    As the theoretically pure form of democracy exists in any major country given their size, we cannot say the U.S. election is a fully democratic election.

  • Charles Ortel 2020-10-06 10:45

    By Charles Ortel

    U.S. election and the challenge of potential voters

    During 2020, there is heightened potential for interference many ways, but at core Americans across the political spectrum are free to register and to vote in secret, meaning the outcome, once tallied should reflect the will of a broad swath of eligible voters.