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  • West should heed Iran’s security concerns: UK envoy Yesterday 19:54

    West should heed Iran’s security concerns: UK envoy

    TEHRAN – The British Trade Envoy to Iran, Norman Lamont, has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s treatment of Iran, saying “no attention is paid to the insecurity of Iran while the West goes on pouring arms to the enemies of Iran, a country that has been invaded by its Arab neighbors.”

  • Mousavian Yesterday 19:51

    Saudi Arabia not ready to engage with Iran: former diplomat

    TEHRAN – Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian has said that unlike some regional countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, Saudi Arabia is not ready to engage with Iran.

  • Rouhani Yesterday 19:48

    Iranian reelected president and the Qatari emir emphasize stronger ties

    Qatar leans toward Iran, further irking UAE, S.Arabia  

    TEHRAN – In a telephone call with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Iranian reelected President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and neighboring Arab states can mend strained ties through “strong will”, challenging U.S. President Trump’s call on the nations to “isolate Iran”. 

  • A group of people from various backgrounds meets Ayatollah Khamenei 2017-05-27 23:27

    The Saudis are certainly going to perish: Ayatollah Khamenei

    They oppress their own people in this manner, and oppress the people of Yemen and Bahrain in other ways. But they are going to perish.

  • zarif 2017-05-26 14:12

    ‘Beautiful Military Equipment’ Can’t Buy Middle East Peace

    Tehran — As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate to continue on the path of moderation and constructive engagement based on mutual respect that brought the world the nuclear deal in 2015.

  • qassemi 2017-05-25 13:02

    Security not ‘buyable’, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that security is not something to “buy”, noting security can be achieved only through reliance on one’s own people.

  • ترامپ و ملک سلمان 2017-05-24 23:12

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri

    Trump’s Anti-Iranian Gambit

    President Trump’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel was marked by ratcheting up his anti-Iranian rhetoric and a huge arms sale ($110 billion) to Saudi Arabia.  This massive infusion of military hardware and technology into the region raises many questions—not the least of which is what do the Saudis plan to do once having acquired such military might? 

  • Trump-Saudi 2017-05-24 10:24

    By Alex Ward

    What America’s new arms deal with Saudi Arabia says about the Trump administration

    President Trump has just announced the sale of a whopping $110 billion to Saudi Arabia which includes “tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar system, and cybersecurity tools,” reports ABC News. It forms part of a 10-year, $350 billion agreement in a “strategic vision” between the two countries, reports the Washington Post.

  • نشست خبری حسن روحانی رئیس جمهور 2017-05-22 21:21

    Rouhani: S.Arabia needs ballot boxes not arms

    TEHRAN - Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday criticized Saudi Arabia after it signed a huge arms deal with the U.S., saying “ballot boxes” are more vital than arms for the Arab country.

  • Tillerson 2017-05-21 20:40

    Tillerson doesn’t rule out talk with Zarif ‘at the right time’ 

    TEHRAN – Just two days after more than 23 million Iranians handed a second term to incumbent moderate President Hassan Rouhani, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he’ll talk with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif “at the right time”. 

  • velayati 2017-05-21 20:27

    Trump is peddling in Mideast: Velayati

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is peddling in the Mideast region to help his country’s troubled economy.

  • 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.

  •  Rouhani secures second term with landslide victory 2017-05-20 21:09

    By Ali Kushki 

    Iran readiest to engage with world: reelected Rouhani

    TEHRAN – In a live televised address just hours after reelection, President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran is “readier than ever before” to interact with the world. 

  • Trump 2017-05-16 05:32

    By Thembisa Fakude

    Trump should clarify his anti-Muslim position during his trip to Saudi Arabia

    At the end of his tenure as the President of the United States, Barack Obama gave a stunning warning about Donald Trump’s election campaign promises.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2017-05-15 20:53

    Iran insists it seeks no tension with Saudi Arabia

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry reiterated Tehran’s position on Monday that the Islamic Republic does not seek any “tension” with Saudi Arabia.

  • zarif 2017-05-10 17:30

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran’s Zarif says Riyadh ‘dangerously’ seeking tension   

    TEHRAN – Days after the Saudi deputy crown prince ruled out dialogue with Tehran, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Saudi Arabia is pursuing a “dangerous policy” in seeking tension with Iran. 

  • 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.

  • zarif 2017-05-02 20:26

    Time has come for the nuclear deal to bear ‘fruition’, the foreign minister says 

    Zarif believes Trump will extend sanctions waivers 

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the next Iranian government should honor the international 2015 nuclear deal to improve Iranians’ living standards, predicting that U.S. President Donald Trump will extend sanctions waivers as enshrined in the nuclear accord. 

  • 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.

  • حج تمتع 2017-04-28 19:25

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran to resume Hajj pilgrimage late July after 2016 boycott 

    TEHRAN – Iran has announced it will resume sending hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia in July after boycotting the 2016 ritual in objection to Riyadh failing to soothe safety concerns. 

  • dust storm 2017-04-26 17:32

    Tehran to host UN summit on dust storms

    TEHRAN — The United Nation will hold a summit on sand and dust storms in the fourth Iranian calendar month of Tir (June 22-July 22), environment chief Masoumeh Ebtekar said.

  • Richard Nephew 2017-04-19 14:11

    It’s not reasonable that oil rich states do no need nuclear energy: Richard Nephew 

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, a fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, says it is unreasonable argument that oil rich countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia should not use nuclear energy as a clean source of energy. 

  • US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defence Mohammed bin Salman met at the White House in Washington on March 14 2017-04-19 13:25

    Analyst: US Bribed into Yemen War with $200bln

    TEHRAN- A prominent Yemeni analyst said the US has been paid several trillion dollars by Saudi Arabia to protect its crown, adding that Riyadh has recently bribed Washington's support for the Yemen war with $200bln.

  • Yemen 2017-04-19 13:18

    Over 100 Sudanese Mercenaries Killed in Yemen’s Taiz: Source

    TEHRAN – Over 100 of Sudanese soldiers were killed while fighting for Saudi Arabia against Yemen’s army and Popular Committees fighters in the southwestern province of Taiz, a military source said on Wednesday.

  • interview 2017-04-14 20:20

    By Negar Asadi

    U.S. lacks enough power to intervene in Syria: scholar

    TEHRAN - A prominent scholar says that the U.S. does not have the “tools”, “capacities” and “might” to militarily intervene in the Syrian crisis.

  • پل پیلار 2017-04-12 11:12

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudis eager to develop nuclear program to keep pace with Iran: ex-CIA analyst 

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, says Saudi Arabia has been eager to keep pace with Iran in developing nuclear program.

  • Saudi Arabia 2017-04-12 08:43

    By Alastair Sloan

    The real reason Theresa May went to Saudi Arabia

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is often, and superficially, compared to the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who led the country at a time when arms sales to Saudi Arabia were very much in vogue.

  • May- Merkel 2017-04-10 23:40

    By Martin Kettle

    Forget the waffle of ‘global’ Britain – and learn to hug Germany close

    At the end of last week I sat in the spacious and splendidly restored country home of a former prime minister of Prussia, some 50 kilometers from the German-Polish border, and listened to two speeches in English. The first was given by Philip Hammond. The second, a couple of hours later, was given by Boris Johnson. Both professed undying friendship, respect and regard for Germany. Johnson even paraded a hitherto concealed family connection with the city of Stuttgart.

  • chomsky 2017-04-05 21:26

    Chomsky to Mattis: U.S., not Iran, greatest threat to world peace

    TEHRAN – The American left-wing philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky said it is the U.S. rather Iran which poses “the greatest threat” to the world peace, taking a swipe at U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who branded Iran as so.

  • ‘Iran unhappy with Pakistani gen. heading Saudi-led counterterror alliance’ 2017-04-04 19:31

    ‘Iran unhappy with Pakistani gen. heading Saudi-led counterterror alliance’

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost has voiced Tehran’s misgivings on the appointment of Pakistan’s former army chief General Raheel Sharif as the commander of the 39-nation Islamic Military Alliance, warning it may impact unity among Muslim countries.