Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

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

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 »


Tag Archives: Tehran

Rouhani: Trump cannot reverse nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said there was “no possibility” of its nuclear deal with world powers being overturned by US president-elect Donald Trump despite his threat to rip it up. “Iran’s understanding in the nuclear deal was that the accord

US says Iran’s behavior ‘not positive’

While Washington does not regard Tehran’s “Death to America” slogan as an official Iranian policy, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday that the US still views the Islamic republic’s behavior in the region as “not positive.” Thousands of

Obama extends national emergency on Iranian

In a letter to Congress on Thursday, US President Barack Obama extended Washington’s national emergency with respect to Iran, which was originally placed on Tehran in light of the hostage crisis in November 1979. “Our relations with Iran have not

Ahmadinejad vows to follow Khamenei’s order not to run

Former Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says he will not seek reelection in the country’s 2017 presidential vote. His announcement came a day after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told him he should not run. In a letter published in Iranian media, he

Iran detains 2 Sunni militants near Pakistan border

Iranian media says the Revolutionary Guard has detained two Sunni militants near the border with Pakistan, where clashes erupted earlier this month. Earlier this month, the paramilitary Guard clashed with a nine-member cell of Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni militant group,

Work starts on two new nuclear reactors in Iran

Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran’s nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. The plant has been a bone of contention with the Gulf countries, even

Iran arrests nuclear negotiator over spying

Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. The suspect was released on bail after a few days in jail

Saudi envoy: policies on Iraq will not change

Riyadh’s polices on Baghdad “will not change,” Saudi Ambassador for Iraq told Al Arabiya News Channel on Sunday after Iraq asked the kingdom to change its envoy in its capital. “Saudi policies [towards Iraq] will remain unchanged and are not

Mystery video edits of Iran talks anger Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday hit out at someone in his department for selectively editing footage of a press briefing on secret talks with Iran, calling it “stupid and inappropriate”. Department lawyers were called to investigate after

Iran to grant citizenship to families of foreign ‘martyrs’

Iran has passed a law allowing the government to grant citizenship to the families of foreigners killed while fighting for the Islamic republic, the official IRNA news agency reported Monday. “Members of the parliament authorized the government to grant Iranian

Rowhani allies win second round of Iran elections

Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani won most seats in second round parliamentary elections, local media reported Saturday. Unofficial and incomplete results said that of the 68 seats being contested between 33 and 40 went to

Iran threatens US with legal action over frozen funds ruling

Iran threatened Monday to take legal action in the International Court of Justice against the United States if $2 billion in frozen funds are “diverted” to compensate victims of attacks. On Thursday, Tehran said the US Supreme Court’s decision to

Iran calls US Supreme Court ruling on Beirut blast a ‘theft’

Iran has rejected a ruling by the US Supreme Court that clears the way for families of victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and other attacks linked to Iran to collect nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian

Iran’s constitutional watchdog ratifies election results

Iran’s official news agency says the country’s constitutional watchdog has ratified results of the country’s parliamentary elections. IRNA says the Guardian Council on Wednesday approved election results of 207 constituencies, including Tehran, where a reformist-moderate bloc won all 30 seats

Italian premier starts landmark two-day Iran trip

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi started a two-day visit to Iran on Tuesday, the highest ranking European leader to do so since world powers completed a nuclear deal with Tehran. Accompanied by a 250-person delegation, Renzi is seeking to re-establish

Iran presidential elections were rigged: Reformist candidate

Iranian reformist presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under house arrest since 2011, has appealed to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a court hearing in order to show that the two elections he lost were rigged. Karroubi lost two

Iran says missile program is not negotiable

Iran’s foreign minister is saying the country’s missile program is not up for negotiation with the United States. The missile program and “defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran” are not negotiable, said Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday, after meeting

Putin, Rowhani agree to cooperate closely on Syria

The presidents of Russia and Iran agreed on Monday to step up bilateral contacts, including over the Syrian conflict, in which both countries are allies of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government and Western-backed opposition are currently holding U.N.-mediated peace

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