Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Tag Archives: Tehran

CIA chief says criticism of Iran deal ‘disingenuous’

CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, calling some criticism of the accord “disingenuous” while expressing surprise at Tehran’s concessions. In his first public remarks since the outline agreement was

Iran negotiator says nuclear deal ‘doable’

A nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is “doable” with “two or three” issues left to resolve, Tehran’s lead negotiator said in crunch talks in Switzerland. “Getting to an accord is doable. Solutions have been found for numerous questions.

Iran, powers struggle to reach nuclear deal

The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats on Saturday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a 2- or 3-page accord that could form

Iran leader says all nuclear issues can be resolved in talks

Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani said Saturday differences remain but that all issues can be resolved in talks with the West to secure a long-sought deal on his country’s disputed nuclear program. “I believe an agreement is possible. There is nothing

Son of ex-Iranian president gets 15 years jail

The son of Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to 15 years in jail after being tried for security offences and financial crimes, state media said Sunday. Mehdi Hashemi was accused of involvement in protests that followed

Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

Iran on Saturday shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the U.S. Congress. “I believe this effort is fruitless and

Kerry says ‘significant gaps’ in Iran nuke talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that there were still “significant gaps” in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, a day before talks resume. “There are still significant gaps, there is still a distance to travel,” Kerry told a

Iran politics soiled by ‘dirty money’: interior minister

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said Saturday political life in the Islamic Republic was tainted by “dirty money”, including from drugs, the official IRNA news agency reported. “A large part of the moral corruption in this country comes from

Iran’s Khamenei sent Obama ‘secret letter’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to overtures from U.S. President Barack Obama amid nuclear talks by sending him a secret letter, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Citing an Iranian diplomat, the paper said the Iranian

Iran commander Suleimani says ISIS ‘nearing end’

An influential Iranian general who has reportedly been near the front line against the Islamic State group was quoted Thursday saying the jihadists are “nearing the end of their lives”. General Qassem Suleimani, the once rarely seen commander of the

Iranian president: world must ‘seize opportunity’ of nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said Tuesday that world powers must “seize the opportunity” of a landmark nuclear deal, saying Tehran had taken the “necessary steps” for an accord. Rowhani’s remarks appeared to be a response to U.S. President Barack Obama,

New Iran U.N. envoy expected to get U.S. visa: sources

Iran’s newly appointed U.N. ambassador is set to receive a U.S. visa so he can take up that key post, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, likely removing a major strain on Tehran’s tense relations with Washington. Washington had infuriated Iran’s

Iran, Europe negotiators to meet Thursday in Istanbul

Iranian officials will meet with European members of the P5+1 group in Istanbul on Thursday under the ongoing diplomatic effort to secure a deal over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. The meeting with British, French and German diplomats was announced by

Iran lawmakers drafting law of nuclear enrichment hike

Iran’s parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country’s nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers. The move, announced Saturday by parliament’s National Security and Foreign

Iran VP under Ahmadinejad gets five-year sentence

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran’s first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined, state media said Wednesday. Appointed by Ahmadinejad after a controversial election win in 2009, Rahimi is the most

Iran confirms general killed in Israeli strike

Iran confirmed Monday that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. “General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi and a number of fighters and Islamic Resistance

Iran FM eyes new Kerry meet on Davos sidelines

Iran’s foreign minister said Monday that he could hold fresh talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry this week on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. “It is possible I will meet Kerry or other ministers

Iran’s Rowhani condemns killing in name of Islam

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has denounced “terrorism” and violence committed in the name of Islam, after the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. In remarks carried by Iranian media on Friday, Rowhani said “violence and terrorism

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