Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Tag Archives: Tehran

Iran demands closure of U.N. nuclear watchdog probe

Reza Najafi

Iran said Sunday there would be no final implementation of a nuclear deal with world powers unless a probe into allegations of past weapons research is closed. The declaration, by a top security official, comes after the head of the

Iran condemns West’s ‘double standards’ in letter to youth

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday condemned the West’s “double standards” in a letter to the youth of America and Europe following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. “Anyone who has benefited from affection and humanity is

Behind Putin and Khamenei’s courtship

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei rarely meets with world leaders, but this week he hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin, who made his first visit to Iran since 2007. Putin held talks with Khamenei and his

Kremlin hails Iran, Russia ‘unity’ on Syria after Putin’s visit to Tehran

Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani

Russia and Iran have “unity of views” on Syria, a spokesman for the Kremlin said Monday after President Vladimir Putin held talks in Tehran with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Describing the meeting as “quite constructive”, the spokesman said Iran

Tehran incarcerates WP reporter

Jason Rezaian

Iran on Sunday confirmed that it had sentenced Iranian-American Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges including espionage. “The verdict includes a prison term,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie was

Iran says it arrests ISIS-linked cell near Iraq border

Iranian security forces have arrested members of a jihadist cell linked with ISIS near the country’s western borders with Iraq, the head of the Revolutionary Guards said Sunday. Quoted by the ISNA news agency, General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iranian

Iran Guard simulates capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Thousands of paramilitary forces from the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control. Iran’s state media reported Saturday that the forces stormed and “liberated” a replica of the mosque

Iran army exercise simulates response to ISIS attack

Iran’s army conducted exercises Tuesday close to its border with Afghanistan designed to simulate how it would respond if “terrorist groups” such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) organization mounted an attack. The operation in the northeastern

Iran says up to Assad to decide on Syria election run

Bashar al-Assad

A top Iranian official said Sunday several countries involved in Syria peace talks had tried to exclude President Bashar al-Assad from future elections but Tehran insisted the demand be withdrawn. The remarks came after officials said agreement was reached on

No wine please! Rouhani-Hollande lunch in the soup

An official lunch between the French president Francois Hollande and his Iranian counterpart is unlikely to happen after the latter requested for halal meat and no wine on the menu, media reports said on Tuesday. President Hassan Rouhani reportedly turned

Iran judiciary chief hits back at Rowhani

Iran’s judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani reacted sharply on Monday to comments by President Hassan Rowhani in which he appeared to criticise both the judiciary and some local media. The media benefits from “a permanent security margin… so that not

Iran’s president to visit Europe in historic trip, amid criticism at home

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani is to begin a visit to Italy and France on Saturday, becoming the first leader of the Islamic Republic to travel to Europe for a decade. State media agency IRNA said that the president would engage

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Marzieh Afkham

Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced on Sunday. “Choosing Afkham as ambassador took a few minutes but choosing

Iran-Europe relations ‘enter determining stage’

Relations between Iran and the European Union are at a “determining stage” after Tehran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers in July, European Parliament chief Martin Schulz said on Saturday. “We are now at the implementation stage of this agreement

Iran set to ban consumer goods ‘symbolizing American presence’

Iran is banning the entry of U.S. consumer goods, the commerce and industry minister said on Thursday, as the country prepares for a lifting of economic sanctions. “In order to boost national production, it is necessary… to stop entry of

Iranian carrier ‘purchased UK plane’ to fly elite troops to Syria

An Iranian airline last week bought a UK-made plane for the delivery of troops and arms to the Syrian regime, according to a report in the International Business Times, in a violation of the nuclear accord signed between the Islamic

Iranian state TV claims missing Lebanese citizen is a spy

Nizar Zakka

Iranian state television on Tuesday claimed that a Washington-based Lebanese citizen missing in Tehran since September is actually an American spy now in the custody of authorities. However, those who know Nizar Zakka — who holds permanent-resident status in the

‘Death to America’ refers to US policies, not people: Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

The slogan “Death to America” is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran’s supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan while meeting with Iranian students ahead

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