The latest articles and opinion pieces by political commentator and veteran journalist Hossein Shariatmadari. Born in 1948, Shariatmadari is the managing editor and representative of Iran’s leader in the Kayhan newspaper
An Iranian daily newspaper has described the capture of a British oil tanker at the Strait of Hormuz as legal tit-for-tat retaliation for the unlawful seizure of an Iranian supertanker by the UK in the international waters near Gibraltar.
Iranian conservative daily Kayhan has warned the administration of Hassan Rouhani against accepting the INSTEX, a special trade mechanism proposed by Europe, saying that Tehran must not be deceived by the “void” package once more.
A leading Iranian journalist says Saudi Arabia has asked Iran to pave the way for Riyadh’s honourable exit from Yemen which has been the target of Saudis air raids since 2015.
A senior conservative journalist says Tehran has not gained much from the US in return for the many concessions it has given Washington.
Hossein Shariatmadari, a senior Iranian analyst and journalist, says it is time for the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro to officially recognise the yellow vest movement as the French government.
A prominent conservative journalist says Europe is seeking to trick Iran into accepting the US demands over Iran’s missile program and regional influence during current negotiations over the JCPOA.
A prominent conservative journalist says Iran should not be deceived by Europe’s promises regarding the nuclear deal and must get out of the multilateral deal’s “handcuffs”, a term used by the UK to describe the JCPOA.
Hossein Shariatmadari, a conservative Iranian journalist, says there is no JCPOA left to discuss whether or not to pull out of it.
A senior Iranian journalist and commentator says the Syrian army must fire missiles at Riyadh and Abu Dhabi in retaliation for the airstrikes on Syria conducted by a US-led coalition supported by Saudis and Emiratis.
A quick look at US President’s moves clearly shows that although he has created some inevitable problems for the Muslim world and nations, at the same time he has showcased the failures of the US and its allies as well, a conservative Iranian journalist says.
Tehran Prosecutor says the conservative newspaper Kayhan will be suspended for two days because of its Monday headline which was against the Islamic Republic’s principled policies.
The conservative newspaper Kayhan has received an official warning by the body that supervises the Iranian press for its Monday headline about the next target of Yemeni missiles.
A senior Iranian journalist and political analyst says the US president wants more concessions from the JCPOA, not the cancellation of the agreement signed between Tehran and world powers.
An Iranian journalist and political commentator has argued that the US government deliberately portrays Donald Trump as a “stupid and unpredictable” person to take concessions by scaring the enemies and opponents of the United States.
Hossein Shariatmadari, a veteran Iranian journalist, lamented that the US President has come to his senses and is not going to tear apart the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
In an editorial in Kayhan newspaper, Hossein Shariatmadari argues that Iranian officials should shut the strategic Straits of Hormuz, a major route for the transit of oil tankers from the Middle East, as a response to a recent US court ruling that confiscated nearly $2bn of Iran’s frozen assets.