• Yemen 2018-05-23 11:26

    By Farzad Farhadi

    Why Riyadh, allies worry over Yemeni ballistic missiles

    TEHRAN - The Saudi-led war against Yemen continues. The topic that has kept analysts occupied involves Yemeni missiles and their high precision in striking their targets.

  •  Yemen 2018-05-06 10:43

    By Farzad Farhadi

    U.S. troops now involved in Yemeni war

    TEHRAN - The U.S. has expanded its unconditional support for Riyadh’s bloody war on Yemen by secretly deploying a team of elite commandos to the Yemeni border. The war in Yemen has entered a new phase.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2018-04-28 09:31

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Childish justification of the Saudis

    TEHRAN - Since Salman bin Abdul Aziz has come to power in Saudi Arabia, he has taken specific policies in the domestic arena; policies that indicate he is trying to change the usual way of transferring power transfer in the royal family, so that his own son Mohammad, can afterwards come to power as the Saudi King.

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-04-07 10:13

    By Javad Heirannia

    Very likely KSA will have to sign the additional protocol: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes “it is very likely that Saudi Arabia will have to sign the additional protocol and forego nuclear enrichment on its own territory.”

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2018-04-04 10:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. policy has for long time had bias toward Saudi: ex-White House official

    TEHRAN – Professor Frank N. von Hippel, former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology says “Under the Obama Administration, Saudi Arabia’s refusal to forego enrichment and plutonium separation prevented an agreement on cooperation on nuclear energy.”

  • Richard Nephew 2018-03-13 10:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘Saudis may not give up their right to enriching uranium, reprocessing plutonium’

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that the newly revealed documents of the U.S. State Department “The Saudis are concerned about Iran's nuclear program and want to ensure that they are in possession of a similarly advanced one.”

  • Paul Pillar 2018-03-12 11:38

    By Javad Heirannia

    JCPOA model has less attractive aspects from Saudi point of view: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “The Saudis will argue that they should get anything that Iran got in the JCPOA, and that includes being free to do their own enrichment of uranium.”

  • فرهنگ جهان پور 2018-03-12 11:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. won’t allow Saudi Arabia to have full cycle of uranium enrichment and reprocessing: Professor

    TEHRAN - Farhang Jahanpour, an adjunct professor in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford and a Middle East expert, says that when Iran had her nuclear dispute with the West, many people in the West, as well as many officials in the Persian Gulf littoral states, including Saudi Arabia, kept asking why despite her vast oil reserves Iran needed nuclear reactors.

  • نادر انتصار 2018-03-11 09:46

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump may allow Riyadh to enrich uranium at low levels: Professor

    TEHRAN - Prof. Nader Entessar is of the opinion that “The existing laws governing U.S. nuclear transfer technology must be modified or exemptions granted for the Trump administration to accommodate Saudi desires.”

  • Yemen 2018-02-27 10:17

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Saudi's Defeat in Yemen

    TEHRAN - About three years has passed since Saudis and their allies started war and bloodshed in Yemen. Today, after this long time, Yemen has become the symbol of Saudi Arabia's defeat in West Asia. However, according to Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, Saudi regime was supposed to seize Yemen in14 days and destroy the country's revolution. But now, Riyadh is facing the increasing costs of its failure in various Yemeni cities.

  • Riyadh 2017-12-19 15:33

    Houthis fire missile at Saudi royal palace

    Yemen's Houthi rebels say they have fired a ballistic missile targeting the Saudi royal palace in Riyadh.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2017-12-04 10:01

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Common Concern of the White House and Riyadh

    TEHRAN _ In recent days, American and Saudi authorities have common security concerns. The defeat of notorious terrorists of ISIS has hit Washington and Riyadh hard. However, the issue is not limited to the military and regional dimension. Part of the issue is the Takfiri thinking with the support of the United States and the Saudi family behind it.

  • محمد بن سلمان ولیعهد عربستان 2017-12-01 14:10

    By M.A. Saki

    Saudi Arabia committing suicide 

    The new ruling family in Riyadh will likely push Saudi Arabia to the verge of collapse through impulsive and rash decisions. 

  • Washington, Tel Aviv, Riyadh failed to split Syria, Iraq: envoy 2017-11-25 09:15

    Washington, Tel Aviv, Riyadh failed to split Syria, Iraq: envoy

    TEHRAN – Iran's ambassador to Caracas said on Friday that the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia tried but failed to disintegrate Syria and Iraq.

  • intercept 2017-11-19 20:20

    By staff and agency

    UN reveals no missiles sent to Yemen by Iran

    A panel appointed by the UN Security Council sent a confidential letter to diplomats on November 10 questioning evidence presented by the Saudi-led coalition that the missile fired on November 4 was connected to Iran.

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-11-19 11:43

    By Mahmood Monshipouri (Prof. of San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley)

    Dangers of cold war between Riyadh and Tehran

    Saudi Arabia's frustrating and catastrophic entanglements in Yemen have spilled over into Lebanon, where the young Saudi prince Mohamed Bin Salam seems fixated on encouraging the Israeli invasion of Lebanon to eradicate Hezbollah’s influence in that country and the region more generally.  It is not unreasonable to assume that this troubling situation is a direct consequence of the encouragement that the Trump administration has in fact given the Saudis. In the wake of the tense political climate in the region, several questions come to mind.  Could all this be related to the US withdrawal from the region?  Does this withdrawal signal a US return to an off-shore balancing strategy, in which the United States provides the necessary military wherewithal to its allies in the region to counter Iran? Is the new leadership in Saudi Arabia emboldened by such a strategy?  

  •  Riyadh begged Tel Aviv to bomb Lebanon: Rouhani 2017-11-15 20:26

    Riyadh begged Tel Aviv to bomb Lebanon: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has slammed Riyadh’s interference in Lebanon, saying it is “shameful” for a Muslim country to “beg” the Israeli regime to carry out military strikes against the Lebanese nation.

  • صادق ملکی 2017-11-14 10:47

    By Payman Yazdani

    Saudi act humiliates Lebanese people, Al-Mustaqbal: expert

    Iranian expert Sadeq Maleki says Hriri’s resignation under the pressure of Riyadh is not only humiliation of the Lebanese people but also the humiliation of Al- Mustaqbal bloc. 

  • Qatar says Tehran-Riyadh conflict might trigger regional crisis 2017-11-14 09:20

    Qatar says Tehran-Riyadh conflict might trigger regional crisis

    TEHRAN – Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Monday that the existing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia might trigger new crisis which is beyond the tolerance of the region.

  • Hariri’s Riyadh trip reminiscent of Sadr’s to Libya: politician 2017-11-14 09:19

    Hariri’s Riyadh trip reminiscent of Sadr’s to Libya: politician

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, said on Monday that the way Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was invited to Riyadh was reminiscent of Imam Musa al-Sadr’s invitation to Libya and his subsequent abduction.

  • Lawmaker slams Riyadh for taking Hariri hostage 2017-11-13 09:47

    Lawmaker slams Riyadh for taking Hariri hostage

    TEHRAN – Asadollah Abbasi, a representative from Rudsar, has slammed Saud Arabia for holding the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri hostage, urging the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states and Muslim countries to respond to such act.

  • Cleric slams Riyadh for intervention in Lebanon 2017-11-11 08:36

    Cleric slams Riyadh for intervention in Lebanon

    TEHRAN – Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami has denounced Saad Hariri’s resignation as the Lebanese prime minister, censuring Saudi Arabia for “explicit intervention” in Lebanon’s internal affairs.

  • Riyadh bullied Hariri into resigning as Lebanon PM: Iran 2017-11-05 17:01

    Riyadh bullied Hariri into resigning as Lebanon PM: Iran

    TEHRAN – On Sunday, a day after Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri surprised the world by announcing his resignation in a televised program broadcast from Saudi Arabia, a number of Iranian officials responded to the news, saying he has been bullied by the Saudis to resign.

  • Tehran urges Riyadh to reconsider its Iran policy 2017-10-27 13:25

    Tehran urges Riyadh to reconsider its Iran policy

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday criticized recent remarks against Iran by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, saying he is following the same wrong, futile approach pursued by Riyadh in recent years.

  • Swiss to represent Iran, Saudi interests 2017-10-25 19:49

    Swiss to represent Iran, Saudi interests

    Neutral Switzerland’s embassies in Riyadh and Tehran have signed agreements to represent Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia and Saudi interests in Iran, the Swiss government said on Wednesday.