The follies of Santorum’s Hitler analogy

CNN Opinion -(Tue Apr 1, 2014) Iranian official Hamid Babaei says it is baseless and unfair to compare Iran to Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Editor’s note: Hamid Babaei is counselor and head of press office for the Permanent Mission of Iran to the United Nations. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Hamid Babaei. (CNN) – The recent […]


Iran nuclear deal is model for ‘rule-based’ international relations

Al-monitor - (December 18, 2013) AUTHOR : Hossein Gharibi  The Iranian negotiating team and its P5+1 counterparts — United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany — headed by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton concluded an interim agreement in Geneva on Nov. 24. This was achieved after several rounds of intense and inconclusive talks as well as […]


Iranian official: Nuclear sanctions mean less meat

foreign policy (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) – U.S. and European oil and financial sanctions are imposing hardships on the Iranian public, driving up the cost of living, causing shortages of medicine and meat, and fueling popular resentment against the West, Iran’s top economic official told reporters today. But the official, Iran’s Minister of Economy and Finance […]


View from Iran: World needs rules on cyberattacks

  The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com   The US believes that cyberattacks from another country can constitute an ‘act of war.’ This begs the question of whether the US can unilaterally engage in an unprovoked act against Iran that, according to its own standards, is unacceptable. The world needs global rules on cyberattacks, regardless […]


27 December 2012 ‘Inalienable Right’ to Nuclear Fuel

It is unfortunate that, parallel to new efforts to hold another round of talks between Iran and the Five Plus One group [the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany], attempts aimed at disrupting these efforts and spreading Iranophobia have gotten under way too. The Dec. 18 op-ed ”The Economic Costs of Nuclear […]


Response From Iranian Government to NewsHour Report About Dissidents

Response From Iranian Government to NewsHour Report About Dissidents By: News Desk The Iranian flag flies at the Iranian permanent mission to the United Nations in Vienna. Photo by Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images. On Friday’s NewsHour, special correspondent Spencer Michels reports on allegations the Iranian government is arresting people for criticizing the government. We reached out […]


28 September 2012 US plan to delist MKO terrorist group another wrong step: Iran UN mission

US plan to delist MKO terrorist group another wrong step: Iran UN mission This is while the name of this group is to be taken out of the list of US [State Department] terrorist groups and such violent behaviors must be expected of this terrorist sect.” Spokesman for Iran’s UN mission in New York Alireza […]


21 August 2012 The significance of Tehran summit

The Post’s Aug. 15 editorial “Fool’s errand” unjustifiably smeared Iran and mocked the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran as a “bacchanal of nonsense.” This ignored the growing importance of the movement, made up of the majority of U.N. member states, in international affairs. In light of its focus on multilateral cooperation, disarmament, sustainable world […]


Some Facts on Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Issue

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the United Nations  at the Briefing for Press Representatives on Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Issue (New York-  29 June 2012) (Some Facts on Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Issue)  In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful   Distinguished Members of the Press, The reason why we have called this press […]


8 June 2012 Iran has a right to nuclear energy

Regarding the May 26 editorial “Iran’s intransigence”: We would like to reiterate that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has unambiguously recognized “the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination,” which covers all areas of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including […]