By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – Iranian and Chinese firms signed the first commercial contract on Sunday in Vienna to redesign the Arak heavy water reactor as part of the 2015 international deal over Iran’s nuclear program.
By John Nilsson-Wright
Calculated ambiguity and coercive diplomacy appear to be at the heart of U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with North Korea. As a candidate, Trump seemed to revel in keeping his opponents guessing — for example when he announced his “secret plan” for dealing with the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIL).
For the moment, fear of U.S. retaliation appears to have dissuaded North Korea from conducting another nuclear test. But the respite is only temporary.
As a candidate, Donald Trump seemed to pay no more attention to North Korea’s accelerating nuclear weapons program, which his predecessor has warned is America’s most urgent threat, than he did to other complex foreign policy issues.
By Richard Javad Heydarian
Since his ascent to presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to upend Philippine foreign policy. In stark contrast to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, he has as frequently lavished China with praise as he has lambasted America with verve and venom.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – Iran has hashed out price differences with China to receive counselling on redesigning its only heavy water nuclear reactor, signing a deal on the project with the Chinese side, Iranian Foreign Ministry has said in a written briefing to parliament.
The ascent of Donald Trump, the volatility of his foreign policy and his tendency to fire off tweeted threats to nuclear-armed adversaries has brought one more wild card to the Korean peninsula, which already had more than its fair share.
By Emily Rauhala
The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping summit was off to a good start: Xi nailed the handshake.
By Christopher Green
U.S. President Donald Trump has sent Xi Jinping a clear message before the two meet in Florida later this week.
TEHRAN – A number of Iranian travel agencies are participating in China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM), currently underway in Beinjing, China.
Islamic Republic of Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz has praised China counterpart Marcello Lippi ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier between the two nations, adding that the Italian’s presence is sure to benefit the game in Asia.
TEHRAN - China imported in February 657,900 barrels of crude oil per day from Iran, an increase of 18 percent year on year, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs.
TEHRAN - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that he hopes Saudi Arabia and Iran can resolve their differences through talks, speaking ahead of a visit by the Saudi king to China, Reuters reported.
By Javad Heirannia
TEHRAN – Professor Robert R. Bianchi, Professor of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), believes that China appeared the frontrunner to “assume the leadership of globalization” in the year 1395, the Persian calendar year falling between March 2016 and March 2017).
TEHRAN – The Iranian embassy in Beijing has lauded China for expressing readiness to help resolve Iran-Saudi disputes.
Iran national football team have dropped one place to 33rd in the February’s FIFA rankings, released on Thursday.
Group A winners’ ticket to the 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship semi-finals will now be contested between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Bahrain after the Iranians whipped China PR 10-0 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia on Tuesday.
TEHRAN – The Iranian Ambassador to China, Ali Asghar Khaji, has praised China’s important role in the negotiations that led to the historic nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
It was not a good start for Iran in the 11th Asian Girls’ U18 Volleyball Championship after the Persian suffered a 3-0 defeat to powerhouse China on Sunday.
Like a lot of his plans, Donald Trump’s proposal for military spending is both abundantly clear and maddeningly vague. He wants to devote a whole lot more money to the Pentagon, as demonstrated by his budget outline and address to Congress. But the president’s plan is too ill-defined and arbitrary to make much sense.
TEHRAN – A member of the Islamic Coalition Party has said the party makes attempt to promote relations between Iran and China.
TEHRAN – Iran has imported $1.135 billion worth of arms over the past 10 years, data by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report published on Monday.
TEHRAN – China’s special envoy for the Syrian crisis has warned of “double standards” in the fight against terrorism, urging the international community to fight all designated terrorist groups without exception, IRNA reported.
TEHRAN – China’s special envoy for Syria is to travel to Tehran on Tuesday to talk with senior Iranian officials over the Syrian crisis, IRNA reported on Sunday.
TEHRAN – The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in collaboration with the Iranian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted a conference, which addressed widespread interaction between Iran, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and East Asia from China to Malaysia and Indonesia.
China on Monday said it had “lodged representations” with the U.S. over Washington’s new sanctions list targeting Iran, which includes Chinese companies and individuals, Reuters reported.
By Rosa Brooks
Are we really stuck with this guy?
By Negar Asadi
TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says adoption of policies such as visa ban for certain countries by U.S. President Donald Trump indicates the fact that the hegemony of the U.S. is declining.
By Amir Idris
The Security Council has failed to impose an arms embargo on the conflict-hit state.
The presidential handover observed all the usual civilities, but the tone of Trump’s speech marked a frightening change in America.