Riyadh

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  • 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.

  • Iran says welcomes mediation to mend Tehran-Riyadh ties 2017-08-16 21:08

    Iran says welcomes mediation to restore Tehran-Riyadh ties

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that the Islamic Republic welcomes any mediation by regional countries to mend the frosty ties between Tehran and Riyadh.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-07-01 01:55

    By Doug Bandow

    With new crown prince, Saudi Arabia doubles down on political repression and regional aggression

    Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz has shaken his nation’s closed political system by making his youngest son his heir.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-06-24 09:36

    By David Hearst

    Saudi Arabia’s prince of chaos

    The final act of the palace coup I have been writing about since King Salman took over has just been completed.

  • Trump 2017-05-28 03:25

    Trump brings his solo act to Europe

    The president has seemed less at ease among his fellow world leaders in group settings than he is in one-on-one encounters. By Tara Palmeri & David Herszenhorn

  • حسین امیرعبداللهیان 2017-05-21 10:08

    ‘Tehran welcomes respectful ties with Riyadh’

    TEHRAN – A conservative advisor to the Iranian Majlis speaker has said Tehran “welcomes respectful ties with Riyadh,” Mehr reported.

  • Riyadh 2017-05-09 03:56

    By Bruce Riedel

    Trump goes to Riyadh

    U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign stop on his first trip abroad reflects the importance his administration has given to courting the Saudis.

  • Khalid bin salman 2017-04-29 10:14

    By Bruce Riedel

    Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw U.S. deeper into Yemen war?

    Saudi Arabia is pressing the Trump administration to become more involved in supporting its war in Yemen.