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  • Polina Aniftou 2020-07-25 13:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Identity plays central role in Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy: expert

    TEHRAN - Polina Aniftou, a Ph.D. candidate of Iranian foreign policy, says the identity is the label affixed to this territory and has played a central role both in attempting to understand Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy and in the useful planning for national and international policies.

  • Iran-Iraq 2020-07-24 12:55

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Al-Kadhimi cannot convince Saudi Arabia and U.S. to reduce their hostility to Iran: Iraqi analyst

    Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visited Tehran Tuesday for talks with top Iranian officials. The talks primarily focused on bilateral ties and regional consultations in attempts to de-escalate tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

  • Abbas Araghchi 2020-07-20 22:32

    Iran reiterates it is ready to hold talks with regional countries

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has reiterated Tehran’s long-held position that Iran is ready to hold talks with regional countries, noting there is no way but dialogue to bridge differences.

  • Amir Mousavi 2020-07-20 20:42

    Iraqi PM seeks balanced ties with Iran, S. Arabia and U.S.: analyst

    TEHRAN – Amir Mousavi, an international relations analyst, has said that Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi seeks to create a balance in his country’s relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

  • ظریف 2020-07-19 19:12

    Zarif delivers message to Saudi Arabia from Baghdad: report

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reportedly delivered a message from Iran to the Persian Gulf states while visiting Iraq on Sunday, according to a report published by an Iraqi news agency. 

  • Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division 2020-07-13 11:39

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Trump not caring about human rights in Persian Gulf Arab states: human rights activist

    Sarah Leah Whitson says reforms in Saudi Arabia have come “in a package of repression”

    TEHRAN – A former director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch says the Trump administration does not care about the human rights records of Persian Gulf Arab countries, noting Donlad Trump “cares only about selling weapons and making a profit.”

  • Ali AlAshiri 2020-07-07 11:34

    The will of people is like a fire smoldering under ashes: ex-Bahraini parliamentarian

    TEHRAN - Pro-democracy protests in Bahrain have entered their ninth year. The rights of protesters are gravely violated, especially as authorities are continuing to enforce repressive policies in conjunction with an imposed censorship supported by Persian Gulf monarchies.

  • Abulwahhab Alkhalil, director-general of legal affairs in the Yemeni Ministry of Education 2020-07-06 13:59

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Saudi Arabia understands only one language, the language of force: Yemeni official

    TEHRAN – "Deterrence policy became an urgent necessity in Yemen because Saudi Arabia and its coalition understand only one language, the language of force," Director-General of Legal Affairs in the Yemeni Ministry of Education tells the Tehran Times.

  • Gholamhossein Dehghani 2020-07-01 17:51

    Envoy terms Saudi Arabia as ‘central bank of terrorism’

    TEHRAN — Iranian Ambassador to Belgium Gholamhossein Dehghani has called Saudi Arabia as the “central bank of terrorism” and the main sponsor of extremism in the region and beyond, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • AFC Asian Cup 2020-07-01 16:42

    Tough task for Iran to host 2027 Asian Cup

    TEHRAN - Iran will have a tough task to host the 2027 Asian Cup since the other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament are Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and India.

  • U.S. - Saudi 2020-06-30 16:24

    Tehran lashes out at Saudi Arabia, Bahrain for backing Washington’s anti-Iran stance

    Region won’t be secure by following U.S. orders, Tehran tells S. Arabia, Bahrain

    TEHRAN — Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has strongly criticized Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for supporting Washington’s anti-Iran stance, saying stability and security will not be established in the region through obeying the orders of the United States.

  • Mohamad Kleit 2020-06-28 15:18

    No place for justice in UN dictionary: Lebanese journalist

    TEHRAN - Mohamad Kleit, a Lebanese journalist specialized in international affairs and geopolitics, tells the Tehran Times that the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, while this international organization has failed to achieve justice.

  • Yemen 2020-06-26 19:37

    By staff and agency

    Saudi Arabia lost the war to Iran: ex-Yemeni minister

    Former Yemeni Minister of Transportation Saleh Algabwani said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia has lost the war in Yemen to Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Fuad Hussein 2020-06-24 19:01

    Iraqi FM says his first foreign tours will be to Tehran and Riyadh

    TEHRAN – Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has said that his first foreign visits will be to Tehran and Riyadh.

  • Yahya Rahim Safavi 2020-06-24 16:28

    Iran’s relationship with UAE improving, says general

    TEHRAN — Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military advisor to the Leader, has said Iran’s relationship with the UAE has improved and the Islamic Republic is ready for dialogue with Saudi Arabia.

  • Hajj 2020-06-23 22:28

    Iran not to send pilgrims to Hajj

    TEHRAN - Representative of the Leader in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs and the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization issued a joint statement on Tuesday announcing Iran will not send pilgrims to Hajj in the current year.

  • Hossein Dehghan 2020-06-22 18:31

    Iran views Trump as a ‘culprit’ not a president to negotiate with: advisor

    TEHRAN - Hossein Dehghan, a military advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that Iran considers U.S. President Donald Trump as a “culprit” and not a president to negotiate with.

  • FM 2020-06-13 17:05

    Guterres’ anti-Iran allegations leveled under U.S., Saudi pressure: Tehran

    TEHRAN — The Foreign Ministry has dismissed the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ anti-Iran allegations, saying the allegations were leveled under political pressure from the U.S. and Saudi regimes.

  • international energy experts Chris Cook and Mahmood Khaghani 2020-06-10 12:38

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    MBS wholly-owned subsidiary of Trump's U.S. incorporation: experts

    In an interview with the Tehran Times, international energy experts Chris Cook and Mahmood Khaghani answered several questions on the current status quo of the international oil market and its major role players. The experts also discussed the current conflicts among the petrodollar earners, i.e. the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia, and if the golden age of oil is over.

  • Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and its internal crises 2020-05-29 18:57

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and its internal crises

    The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council nowadays, instead of focusing on ‘cooperation’, has turned into a hotbed of tension among Arab countries.

  • Doha: Workers inside the Lusail Stadium in December. The stadium is under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to be held in Doha, Qatar. (Photo: Kai Faffenbach/Reuters) 2020-05-19 12:25

    By Salman Parviz

    PGCC migrant labor camps Covid-19 hotspots

    Impoverished migrant workers desperate, unable to return home

    The two things the six Persian Gulf Co-operation Council (PGCC) member countries rely most on are revenue from oil/gas exports and foreign workers, both have been hit hard due to Covid-19 outbreak. 

  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 2020-05-15 16:41

    By staff and agency

    MBS asks new Iraqi PM to mediate between Riyadh and Tehran: Middle East Eye

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has asked new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to mediate between the Saudi kingdom and Iran, senior Iraqi political sources have told Middle East Eye.

  • Efforts by the world’s top oil producers to cut supplies and boost prices are being overshadowed by concerns that fresh outbreaks of the coronavirus could lead to further economic losses. (Photo: Richard Carson/Reuters) 2020-05-15 13:10

    By Salman Parviz

    Saudis react to economic squeeze

    Saudi Arabia and the UAE introduced the five percent Value Added Tax (VAT) in January of 2018, a first for the Persian Gulf region which had long prided itself on its tax-free, cradle-to-grave welfare system. On the same day, Saudi Arabia announced a petrol price hike of 127 percent. Measures were taken to boost revenues, cut spending, and lowering the ballooning budget deficits.

  • MBS 2020-05-10 11:09

    When self-deceiving MBS imagines himself as super hero in a supposed David-and-Goliath-style story!

    The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), the de facto ruler in Riyadh, has proved that he can't tolerate any opposite view, any dissident or any criticism in any field as the MBS imagines that his thoughts have their roots in somewhere out of the world, unaware that his self-deceiving character has caused even his close friends to abandon him gradually.     

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-05-01 17:53

    Iran’s Foreign Ministry slams UK for huge arms exports to Saudi Arabia to pound Yemen

    Tehran reaffirms support for Yemen’s unity, territorial integrity

    TEHRAN — Tehran has reaffirmed its support for Yemen’s unity and territorial integrity, condemning Saudi Arabia for pushing Yemen on the brink of the worst humanitarian crisis, according to the Foreign Ministry website.

  • AFC Asian Cup 2020-04-28 14:26

    Iran submits bid to host 2027 AFC Asian Cup

    TEHRAN – Iran has officially submitted its bid for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, the spokesman of the national federation confirmed on Sunday.

  • SIPRI 2020-04-27 22:02

    Iran says SIPRI report reveals who is advancing arms race in region

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday that the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s report on 2019 world military expenditure is quite revealing about who is advancing arms race in the West Asia region.

  • Saudis 2020-04-24 18:15

    How Saudis victimize OPEC members for the sake of Trump's wealthy supporters!

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's so-called oil war against Russia and Riyadh's move to increase oil supply and subsequent drop in price just helped Donald Trump's wealthy supporters cope easier with decline in the US oil production due to COVID-19 restrictions, a senior economic expert said, noting that OPEC members have realized that they have been victimized by MbS for the sake Saudis' American friends.

  • yemen 2020-04-15 00:25

    U.S. must stop supporting Saudis' war on Yemen as COVID-19 hitting the poor nation

    The United States should step up immediately and withdraw support for the Saudi war efforts in Yemen as the war-hit country has registered the first cases of coronavirus infection which can kill millions of Yemenis easier than any other nation, an expert in the battlefield issues underscored. 

  • Colin S. Cavell. 2020-04-13 09:01

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Yemeni forces have little reason to trust Saudi proclamations: Prof. Cavell

    TEHRAN– The history of Saudi deception and dishonesty has led to Yemeni forces’ distrust towards their announcements, says professor of political science Colin S. Cavell.