JCPOA Violation to Have ‘Dire’ Consequences: Russian Official (+Videos)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Vitaly Naumkin, Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Oriental Studies, said the consequences of a potential move by the US to renege on its commitments to the JCPOA will be dire.
Wahhabi Ideology behind Shiite Genocide in Saudi Town: US Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American political analyst described the extremist Wahhabi ideology dominant in Saudi Arabia as a driving force behind the killings of Shiites in the kingdom's besieged town of Awamiyah in the Qatif region.
New US Sanctions A Blow to Iran Nuclear Deal’s Spirit: UK Pundit
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior political analyst based in London slammed the US hostility toward Iran and said the new congressional sanctions would deal “a blow” to the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
US Sanctions Another Attempt to Put Iran in Bogeyman Box: American Analyst
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior political expert and activist based in Atlanta slammed a recent move by the US Congress to impose new sanctions against Iran and said it was another hoax attempt by Washington to demonize the Islamic Republic.
Zionism After Systemic Expulsion of Palestinians from Their Homeland: US Prof.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Prominent American academician Professor William Cook believes that “calculated” expulsion of the existing Palestinian population from their own lands by whatever means necessary has been among the Zionist regime of Israel’s pre-determined goals since 1939.
Israel Cannot Make ‘Unilateral Decisions about Al-Aqsa Mosque’: UN Rights Expert
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A UN rights expert said the Israeli regime cannot make “unilateral decisions” about the management of al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem (al-Quds), calling on the international community to put a “complete end” to the regime’s occupation of the Palestinian lands.
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.