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

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 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 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 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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


Tag Archives: Tehran

Ould Sheikh Ahmed: Military option will not solve the Yemeni crisis

:: The UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed said in his statements in Tehran that the military option to the Yemeni crisis is not a solution, and that the peaceful solution is the only solution. Commenting on the

Iran parliament increases missile funds ‘to confront terrorist US’

:: Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to allocate $520 million to develop its missile program to fight Washington’s “adventurism” and sanctions, and to boost the foreign operations of the country’s Revolutionary Guards. “The Americans should know that this was our first

Washington relies on Moscow to influence Tehran

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Kurdish national ambitions are hitting Iranian, Turkish and Arab roadblocks — all for different reasons. Tensions and radical differences are growing more intense between conflicting projects, amid a clamor regarding partition and influence-sharing in Iraq

US president trying to ‘kill’ nuclear deal, says Iranian foreign minister

Mohammed Javad Zarif

:: Iran’s foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Mohammed Javad Zarif said on his Twitter account on Friday that the US president “always wanted to kill”

Iran’s Rouhani names two female vice presidents

Massoumeh Ebtekar

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed two female vice presidents on Wednesday, a day after coming under fire from reformists for nominating no women ministers. Massoumeh Ebtekar, known internationally for her role as spokesperson during the 1980 US embassy hostage

Tehran and the perils of a fragile relationship

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Relations between the US and Iran have not been good for decades, but they have further deteriorated under the Trump administration and it is not clear how far this deterioration will go. Trump declared during

Rouhani to Trump: ‘Undermining the nuclear deal is your political suicide’

Hasan Rouhani

:: Re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of trying to undermine Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, telling President Donald Trump that it will be his political suicide. Rouhani, who was decisively re-elected in May after promising

4 Killed, 8 wounded in latest shooting at Iranian base

:: An Iranian soldier opened fire on his colleagues, killing four and wounding 8 of them at a military air base in south Tehran, according to local news outlets. Previousely the semi-official Mehr news agency’s report offered no motive for

Rouhani says US ‘not trustable’ partner

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the US is not a trustable country to work with over international issues. Speaking in his swear-in ceremony in the Iranian parliament, Rouhani criticized the US for threatening the implementation of the

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani sworn in for a second term

:: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was officially sworn in for a second term on Thursday at a ceremony overseen by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei. “I confirm the vote and appoint you as president of the republic,” Khamenei said in

Iran says nuclear deal violated by new US sanctions

:: Iran said on Thursday that new sanctions imposed by the United States had violated its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and that the country would respond. “We believe that the nuclear deal has been violated and we will

Amnesty report details Tehran’s crackdown against rights activists

:: Amnesty International has called on the international community, and in particular the EU, to speak out against the “outrageous treatment” of human rights activists in Iran. In a damning report published on Wednesday, the rights group said Iran’s judicial

Saudi Arabia: Iran refused to fully investigate 2016 embassy attack

:: Saudi Arabia has condemned Iran for delaying and refusing to complete investigations into the attack on Riyadh’s embassy in Tehran last year. A statement released by Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Iranian authorities refused to accommodate and

Iran upholds sentences of up to six months for Saudi embassy attackers

:: Iran’s official IRNA news agency has reported that an appeals court has approved the jail sentences for 10 people charged with attacking Saudi diplomatic missions. The report said that a lawyer associated with the case said the prison sentences

Iranian guards report new incident with US navy in Gulf

:: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that the US Navy had approached their patrol vessels in the Arabian Gulf and fired flares in what it called a provocative move. “At 4 pm (1130 GMT) on Friday, the supercarrier USS

Rouhani: Iran will respond in kind to US breaches of nuclear deal

:: President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran would respond in kind to any breach by the United States of the 2015 nuclear deal after the House of Representatives passed a new sanctions bill. “If the enemy steps over

Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties

:: Iran and Iraq on Sunday signed deals aimed at boosting military cooperation during a visit by Baghdad’s Defence Minister Irfan al-Hayali to Tehran. In a memorandum of understanding signed by Hayali and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan, the neighbors

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard begins recruitment for war against Iraqi Kurdistan

:: An Iranian Kurdish journalist reported in an interview with Al Arabiya that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces in Iran’s Kurdistan and its recruiting forces, known as the Basij, received orders to launch a recruitment campaign in preparation for a

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