Personal Links to Israel Reason behind Trumps’ Harsh Stance on Iran: Commentator
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A London-based political analyst highlighted reasons behind US President Donald Trump’s recent regime change rhetoric against Iran and said his personal links to the Israeli regime is among the root causes of such remarks.
Diplomat Lauds Iran’s Prompt Support for Iraq in War on Daesh
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – An Iraqi diplomat praised Iran for the timely support it provided for the Baghdad government in the fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, saying the Islamic Republic was indeed the first friend to rush for help.
Careful Examination of Root Causes of Terror: Peace Builder Scilla Elworthy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Prominent peace builder Scilla Elworthy attributed acts of terrorism in the present era to a range of factors including media glorification of perpetrators, exclusion of women from peace processes, and the ongoing exploitation of less powerful countries by the West and its allies.
Syria Ready for Post-Terrorism Diplomacy: Speaker
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said her country is geared up for new arrangements for diplomatic relations with other countries, as successive victories by the army have sounded the death knell for terrorist groups in Syria.
Activist Hails Iran’s Role in Fighting Cholera in Yemen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Yemeni political activist acknowledged the contribution of Iran to efforts to control cholera that has infected and killed hundreds of people in the Arab country.
Russia, US on Road to Final Collision: American Prof.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American human rights lawyer and a professor at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law said US President Donald Trump is looking for a “pretext” to attack Syria, bringing Moscow and Washington ever closer to a final confrontation.
Iraq Should Sue Saudis for Sponsoring Terrorists: Expert
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iraqi political expert said Baghdad should sue the governments that sponsored terrorist groups in Iraq, particularly Saudi Arabia whose clerics have been calling for the massacre of Shiite Muslims.
Saudi Regime Not to Risk War with Qatar: Ex-US Diplomat
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A former US diplomat and Senate foreign policy adviser described the Saudi regime’s policies as “the antithesis of stability” but at the same time dismissed the possibility that Riyadh would risk waging war against another neighbor after Yemen.
US Losing Ground to China: Expert
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior political expert highlighted the positive results that China saw from the G20 summit in building up economic ties with Europe and emerging as a global climate leader, saying the US, by contrast, is internally split on economic affairs and continues to be a climate laggard.
Iran Should Keep An Eye on Total: American Author
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Dean Henderson, author and geopolitical analyst from Missouri, said the recent major gas deal between Iran and Total can encourage other foreign companies to invest in Iran, noting, however, that the Islamic Republic should keep a watchful eye on France’s energy giant.
Mosul Triumph Showed Iraqi Military Capabilities Growing: US Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An American columnist said the liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the grip of Daesh demonstrated that the Arab country’s military troops have developed the capability to fight and defeat the terrorist group.
Saudi Hypocrisy Targeting Qatar Nothing but Insanity: US Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior American political commentator denounced Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as “a psychopath” and said the kingdom’s ongoing hypocrisy against Qatar is just lunacy.
US Seeking to ‘Overshadow’ Iran’s Key Role in Mosul Liberation: Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Moscow-based political commentator said Washington is trying to “overshadow” the crucial role the Islamic Republic of Iran played in the liberation of the northern city of Mosul from the clutches of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.
Afghanistan’s Hezb-i-Islami Decries Tripartite Opposition Alliance
KABUL (Tasnim) – A spokesman for Hezb-i-Islami, an Afghan party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, denounced an alliance of three other Afghan parties that have been recently made in Turkey, saying such anti-government coalitions are formed to serve personal interests.
No Strategic Sense for Assad Gov’t to Use Chemical Weapons in Syria: US Professor
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American political scientist said US-backed rebels operating in Syria are seeking to provoke an incident of using chemical weapons, stressing that there is “no strategic sense” for the government of President Bashar Assad to use chemical weapons in the Arab country.
Analyst Questions Turkey’s Positive Role in Syria
DAMASCUS - (Tasnim) – A military analyst expressed doubts about Turkey’s determination to help resolve the lingering crisis in Syria, saying Turkey’s comments about the likelihood of ground military operation inside Syria contradict its role in policing de-escalation zones with Iran and Russia.
Chemical-Related Issues in Syria Used for Politicized Purposes: OPCW Chief
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu said all issues in Syria, including those related to purported gas attacks there, are usually used for politicized purposes.
Saudi Royal Family Dissatisfied with New Crown Prince: Ex-US Adviser
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A former US government adviser to Saudi Arabia highlighted the growing divisions between the oil-rich kingdom's rulers, saying that “many members of the royal family” are displeased with the elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince.
Trump’s Travel Ban An Offense to US Constitution: Pulitzer Prize Winner
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American investigative journalist denounced US President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from six Muslim countries as an offense to the American Constitution, saying his xenophobia is hurting the US economy and damaging human relations.
UN Has Endorsed Yemen's Death Warrant: UK Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A London-based political analyst highlighted the plight of Yemeni civilians due to the Saudi-led war on the Arabian Peninsula country, saying the ongoing human tragedy is not a surprise to the UN because it has “endorsed Yemen's death warrant”.