• meeting 2021-09-19 21:26

    What behind Persian Gulf leaders’ détente

    TEHRAN - A new, controversial photo featuring a casual appearance by leaders from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates has once again focused the debate on the driving force behind the prompt reconciliation among some countries in the region that have been at daggers drawn for years.

  • High Qatari delegation visits Afghanistan 2021-09-13 18:29

    High Qatari delegation visits Afghanistan

    TEHRAN- In the highest-level foreign visit to Kabul since the Taliban seized the capital last month, Qatar's foreign minister has held talks with the new prime minister of Afghanistan. 

  • Iran-Saudi ties 2021-09-01 19:19

    Iran and the reconciliation drive in the region

    TEHRAN – A wind of reconciliation is blowing across the region. Many countries are patching up their relations after years of antagonism. But will this reconciliation drive expand to include a thaw in Iran-Saudi Arabia relations?

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-08-28 23:52

    Iran FM tells Baghdad summit: U.S. is main cause of insecurity in region

    TEHRAN — Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian who participated in the Baghdad summit on Saturday blamed the U.S. for security problems in West Asia.

  • Meeting 2021-08-03 18:17

    Iran ambassador meets senior Qatari diplomat

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamid Reza Dehghani has met with a senior Qatari official to discuss cooperation between the two neighbors.

  • Zarif-Qatar 2021-07-25 21:43

    Qatari FM visits Tehran, meets President-elect Raisi

    TEHRAN — Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani, the deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Qatar, visited Tehran on Sunday and held talks with Iran’s President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.

  • Taliban 2021-07-06 22:21

    Taliban plan to present written peace proposal to Afghan government

    Speaking to Reuters, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha, Qatar ‘[the process] will be accelerated and they are expected to enter an important stage.’

  • Andreas Krieg 2021-07-03 18:40

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    S. Arabia key pillar of U.S. presence in the region: researcher

    TEHRAN - An assistant professor at the Defense Studies Department of King's College London says that Washington uses Riyadh as a means to maintain its presence in the region.

  • Iran's president-elect Raisi 2021-06-20 21:45

    Congratulations pour in on Raisi win

    TEHRAN – A number of other foreign leaders and political figures have sent messages offering congratulating Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi.

  • تیم ملی بسکتبال ایران 2021-06-12 19:33

    Iran rout Qatar in FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

    TEHRAN – Iran national basketball team defeated Qatar 84-46 in Group E of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers on Saturday.

  • Qatar 2021-06-06 20:38

    Qatar calls for dialogue between Iran and Arab neighbors

    TEHRAN – Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has expressed readiness to facilitates talks between Iran and some of Iran’s Arab neighbors.

  • Qatari FM 2021-05-28 20:25

    Doha urges Tehran, Washington to return to JCPOA 

    TEHRAN – Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has expressed support for a revival of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. 

  • دونالد ترامپ 2021-05-09 18:52

    Leaked documents show details of failed Arab-U.S. move to form anti-Iran alliance

    TEHRAN - A Lebanese newspaper has published top-secret documents outlining details of a failed plan by former U.S. president Donald Trump and certain Arab countries in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia, to form a large regional coalition against Iran.

  • Qatari FM 2021-05-08 17:19

    Qatar backs Iranian-Saudi dialogue

    TEHRAN – Qatar has voiced support for dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia, calling such a dialogue a constructive step toward regional stability. 

  • وزیر خارجه قطر 2021-05-07 21:50

    Qatar in contact with U.S., Iran to encourage them to have positive dialogue

    TEHRAN— The Qatari foreign minister said that in separate contacts with the U.S. and Iranian governments, Doha is urging both sides to take an effective approach to advancing negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • ظریف 2021-04-30 18:21

    Foreign Minister holds week-long regional tour

    TEHRAN—Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif continued his regional tour by visiting Oman on Wednesday, April 28 and Kuwait on April 29.

  • Iran-Qatar ties 2021-04-26 21:41

    FM Zarif welcomes regional dialogue to help establish stability in the region

    Zarif wraps up visit to Qatar

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif finished a visit to neighboring Qatar where he met the country’s high-level officials.

  • Zarif 2021-04-25 20:51

    Iran is serious about regional dialogue

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has embarked on a new regional tour to deepen and expand Iran’s ties amid reports of a possible thaw in Iranian-Saudi relations.

  • Zarif 2021-04-24 18:15

    Zarif to travel to Qatar and Iraq

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel to Qatar and Iraq respectively on Sunday.

  • Rouhani 2021-04-14 18:42

    U.S. has a destructive role in the region, Rouhani tells Barham Salih

    TEHRAN — On Wednesday, the Iranian president named Iraq a good friend and neighbor, stating that Tehran and Baghdad can play an important role in regional developments. 

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Than 2021-03-03 18:58

    Guterres, Qatar FM hold talks on JCPOA

    TEHRAN - In a phone conversation on Tuesday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres spoke with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani discussing the 2015 nuclear deal – JCPOA - between Iran and 5+1 nations as well as Doha's efforts to revive the agreement.

  • Ambassador 2021-02-28 18:49

    Iran not interested in escalation with U.S.: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Iran has no interest in escalating tensions with the United States, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi has said. 

  • Qataro FM 2021-02-27 16:30

    Qatari FM meets E3 ambassadors to discuss JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met with the ambassadors of the three European countries that are signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Gigantic kilim carpet unveiled in southern Iran 2021-02-22 19:05

    Gigantic kilim carpet unveiled in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A gigantic handwoven kilim carpet was unveiled on Sunday during an official ceremony held in the town of Ghirokarzin, southern Iran.

  • Araghchi 2021-02-16 22:26

    Iran deputy FM, Qatari envoy discuss regional issues

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi met on Monday with Ali bin Fahad al-Hajari, the special representative of Qatar’s foreign minister for regional issues, to discuss regional issues.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-02-15 15:50

    Iran hails Qatar’s efforts to revive JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Saeed Khatibzadeh, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, on Monday welcomed Qatar for its efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal though he made it clear that Washington’s commitment to the JCPOA requires no mediation.

  • FM 2021-02-12 22:22

    Qatar FM says working to revive JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Wednesday that his country is working to de-escalate tensions in the region through reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

  • Lolwah al-Khater 2021-01-22 16:58

    Qatar voices readiness to mediate between Iran, U.S.

    TEHRAN – Qatar is ready to mediate between Iran and the United States as the new U.S. president, Joe Biden, assumes office after the turbulent years of the Trump administrations, Lolwah al-Khater, spokeswoman for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry, has said.

  • FM 2021-01-19 17:49

    Qatar urges Arab states to start talks with Iran

    TEHRAN – Qatar has called on the Persian Gulf’s Arab states to seize on the momentum of reconciliation drive in the region and patch up their differences with Iran.

  • FM 2021-01-08 20:11

    Qatar says deal with Saudis won’t affect ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – Following a landmark deal between Qatar and the so-called Arab quartet to end a three-year bitter Persian Gulf dispute, Doha announced that its decision to mend ties with the quartet will not affect its ties with Iran.