• ‘Sacred Defense’ museums to open to public by yearend Yesterday 21:30

    ‘Sacred Defense’ museums to open to public by yearend

    TEHRAN – Three museums featuring elements and properties involving the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, which is called ‘Sacred Defense’ in the Islamic Republic, will open to the public by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2022).

  • 11 Sacred Defense elements, properties approved as national heritage 2021-09-29 20:00

    11 Sacred Defense elements, properties approved as national heritage

    TEHRAN – A selection of eleven elements and properties involving Iran-Iraq 1980-1988 war, which is called Sacred Defense in the Islamic Republic, have recently been added to the national heritage list.

  • Motor rally to mark 41st anniversary of Sacred Defense 2021-09-21 18:30

    Motor rally to mark 41st anniversary of Sacred Defense

    TEHRAN – Tens of motorcyclists have scheduled to stage a rally today to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Sacred Defense.

  • An excavation site in northwestern Turkey, where archaeologists find a relief depicting a war scene between the Greeks and Persians in the fifth century BC, August 16, 2021.  (PHOTO: Hurriyet Daily News) 2021-08-22 18:29

    Relief depicting scene of Greco-Persian Wars discovered in Turkey

    TEHRAN - Archaeologists in northwestern Turkey have recently discovered a bas-relief, which depicts a battle scene between the Persians and the Greeks in the fifth century BC.

  • Taliban at presidential palace 2021-08-16 13:08

    Taliban says war is over, calls for peaceful international relations

    The Taliban have declared the war in Afghanistan is over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday.

  • FM Zarif 2021-08-15 21:29

    Iran’s Zarif wishes ‘peaceful transition’ in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif advises rival Afghan sides that like occupation, violence and war will never help settle the long-running conflict in Afghanistan, and expresses hope for a “peaceful transition” of power in the country.

  • lebanon 2021/07/31

    By Abir Bassam

    Is a new war on Lebanon in the offing?

    On the 23rd of this month, there was a report about the Lebanese financial crisis on CNN. When the anchor asked the CNN reporter in Lebanon about the means to fix the problem in Lebanon the reporter said that Lebanon needs to radically change its politicians. The reporters said they are corrupt.

  • Expert 2021-07-31 18:23

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran and Azerbaijan have great potential for cooperation in post-war Nagorno-Karabakh: Azeri expert

    TEHRAN – As Azerbaijan moves forward with reconstruction projects in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, new spheres of cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan have emerged, an Azerbaijani expert tells the Tehran Times.

  • Zarif 2021-07-09 12:00

    Courage in peace more important than courage in war, Zarif tells intra-Afghan talks

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday advised the Afghan government and the Taliban that “showing courage in peace is more important than showing courage in war.”

  • Libya’s Haftar shuts down Algerian border in war ravaged country 2021-06-21 16:28

    Libya’s Haftar shuts down Algerian border in war ravaged country

    Forces loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the country’s border with Algeria on Sunday.

  • Israeli Election 2021-05-28 20:16

    The falling Netanyahu takes down a cantankerous political class

    Crabs in a bucket

    TEHRAN – After waging a deadly war on the Gaza Strip in hope of securing another stint as a prime minister in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is now grappling with a wave of discontent both at home and abroad.

  • Professor Jamal  Palestine Resistance Gaza 2021-05-23 20:13

    Science at the service of resistance

    TEHRAN – Very little is known about the persons who were martyred during the last Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip. Undoubtedly, many of them were innocent children and women who were killed in revenge for the Israeli army’s failure in targeting the leaders of the Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza. 

  • Embassy 2021-05-23 19:54

    Iran repudiates press reports on detention of Armenian soldiers 

    TEHRAN - The Iranian embassy in Yerevan has responded to press reports claiming that dozens of Armenian soldiers have been detained in Iran. 

  • Bibi 2021-05-22 21:39

    How Netanyahu botched the normalization hype

    Gone with the wind

    TEHRAN – The Israeli regime sought to use the normalization deals with some Arab states to project a different image of itself to the Arab world but the recent carnage against Gaza once again brought it into disrepute. 

  • War on Gaza reveals Saudi-Emirati bromance with Israel 2021-05-15 21:51

    War on Gaza reveals Saudi-Emirati bromance with Israel

    TEHRAN – While most Islamic and Arab as well as other states strongly condemned Israeli atrocities against civilians in Gaza and elsewhere in Palestine, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh adopted a low-key approach toward the latest round of Israeli violence against the Palestinian people.

  • لوید آستین 2021-05-01 21:42

    Pentagon Chief: next major war will be much different

    TEHRAN – In his first major policy speech on Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin claimed that the U.S. must prepare for a potential future conflict utterly different from what he called "the old wars" that have consumed the Pentagon for the past two decades.

  • Tabriz museum featuring Sacred Defense scenes renovated 2021-05-01 18:27

    Tabriz museum featuring Sacred Defense scenes renovated

    TEHRAN – Newly-designed museum displays have been installed at Tabriz's Sacred Defense Museum, which is dedicated to the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war.

  • Registration plate for Sacred Defense elements unveiled in Tehran   2021-03-12 21:35

    Registration plate for Sacred Defense elements unveiled in Tehran  

    TEHRAN – A registration plate for 25 elements involving Iran-Iraq 1980-1988 war, which is called Sacred Defense in the Islamic Republic, was unveiled in a Tehran ceremony on Wednesday.

  • Biden 2021-01-26 11:30

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Gun, with occasional music

    Things we can learn from our previous experiences with a Democratic U.S. administration

    TEHRAN- With the new U.S. administration in the office, expectations are skyrocketing for a better understanding between the country and the bureaucratic world order.

  • Daniel Ellsberg 2021-01-10 21:20

    Deranged Trump may start war against Iran in final days: Vietnam War whistleblower

    Daniel Ellsberg, a whistleblower who leaked the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the U.S. government had lied to the American public about the Vietnam War, has blamed Donald Trump for the Nov. 27 assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in order to find a pretext to start a large-scale war against Iran.

  • War 2021-01-01 20:16

    Iran stands ready to confront any U.S. adventurism

    TEHRAN – As Iran makes preparations for commemorating the first martyrdom anniversary of its counterterrorism hero, U.S. President Donald Trump scrambles to find an excuse for waging a war on Iran to cover up his failures over the past four years.

  • Zarif 2020-12-31 23:15

    FM Zarif: Iran doesn’t seek war, but will ‘openly & directly’ defend its people

    As the US tries more provocations in the run-up to the anniversary of its assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror military commander, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that the Islamic Republic avoids military conflict, but is prepared to put up an effective defense.

  • Fakhrizadeh 2020-11-30 12:01

    By Martin Love

    An assassination has made a dark Mideast darker than ever…

    Joe Biden’s up and coming “climate” czar John Kerry has claimed the reason Russia came to Syria’s aid several years ago was because ISIS was threatening Damascus. And he also more or less admitted to the U.S. role assisting ISIS because the U.S. thought Syria might thus be brought to the negotiating table. But what has been most elusive in this carnage, a decade long in Syria that continues with Zionist strikes on Syria that have gone unchallenged by the U.S. and the EU, is an adequate explanation as to why Syria under popular Assad ever constituted a real threat to anyone in the Middle East (West Asia). Was it a threat because Syria has long hoped that the Golan would be returned to Syria? Not likely. Or that Syria has long condemned Israeli apartheid and land theft? Not likely.

  • Iran 2020-11-25 22:18

    Iran dismisses prospect of war

    TEHRAN - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said on Wednesday that the enemy no longer thinks of military confrontation with Iran, underlining that the enemy has focused on undermining the Islamic establishment’s morale instead.

  • Dehghan 2020-11-20 18:01

    Ex-defense chief warns of ‘full-fledged war’ if Trump attacks Iran

    TEHRAN — Former Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan has warned of the consequences of a full-fledged war between the U.S. and Iran, saying while Iran is ready to defend itself, it does not welcome war.

  • Ebrahim Rezaee 2020-11-13 18:04

    MP mocks threats of Israeli war on Iran

    TEHRAN – A member of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has dismissed as a joke the threats of an Israeli war against Iran, saying the hegemons have realized that the Islamic Republic is dead serious when it comes to its security.

  • Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam 2020-11-12 00:05

    The man who made it possible

    TEHRAN – As Iran commemorated the ninth martyrdom anniversary of Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, a general known for his studious efforts to develop Iran’s missile program, a defense expert tells the Tehran Times that the general has played a crucial role in establishing deterrence against Iran’s enemies.

  • War footprint never fades away from nature 2020-11-06 19:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    War footprint never fades away from nature

    TEHRAN – When a war occurs, casualties and destruction come to mind first, while one of the main victims of this human phenomenon is the environment because the effects of war on nature never fade away and can be seen in the food cycle and nature for a long time.

  • Rouhani-Armenia 2020-09-30 20:52

    Rouhani warns war over Nagorno-Karabakh will only complicate the situation

    TEHRAN – In a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region is not a proper way and will only complicate the situation.

  • Hossein Salami 2020-09-29 16:48

    Military war against Iran ‘basically abandoned’, says IRGC chief

    TEHRAN — The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said that a military war against Iran is “basically abandoned”.