Saudi Arabia


  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2020-04-11 19:39

    Temporary Saudi ceasefire in Yemen not solution: advisor

    TEHRAN — Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker, says Saudi Arabia’s ceasefire in Yemen, which is intended to rebuild its forces to resume aggression, is not the solution to the Yemeni problem.

  • OPEC plus 2020-04-10 13:36

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Russia, Saudi end oil feud but is it enough?

    TEHRAN – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their non-OPEC allies, on Thursday, reached a tentative agreement to cut the global oil output by at least 10 million barrels for May and June to balance the oil market which literary doesn’t have any more capacity to store the supplied oil.

  • Oil Market 2020-04-07 19:38

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Iran's budget most non-oil reliant in history: energy expert

    TEHRAN – Ex-Iranian lawmaker and senior energy expert says despite some concerns about Iran's economy under coronavirus pandemic and the cut in its oil revenues, the country has planned a budget which is the most oil-independent one in its history.

  • Iranian Foreign Ministry 2020-03-25 01:04

    Iran calls Yemen war 'stupid', predicts U.S. will leave Yemen in disgrace

    TEHRAN - As the U.S.-backed Saudi war on Yemen enters its sixth year, the Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement predicting that Washington will be forced to leave Yemen "in disgrace".

  • COVID-19 2020/03/17

    By Salman Parviz

    COVID-19 cases in the region

    As cases soar affected countries scramble to action

    TEHRAN - The coronavirus (COVID-19) is thought to have originated in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to more than 135 countries and territories. The global death toll from the virus as of March 16 passed 6,684 with more than 174,134 cases confirmed worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

  • Marvin Zonis 2020-03-16 12:18

    By Payman Yazdani

    Bin Salman fears oppositions from royal family: Zonis

    TEHRAN– Professor international political economy believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's fear of the senior royal family is the reason behind the recent detention of senior royals and top officials earlier this month.

  • Mehmet Ogutcu, Chairman of London Energy Club 2020-03-15 11:55

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    ‘Russia, Iran, Venezuela can team up to confront U.S., SA triggered oil price war’

    TEHRAN – Mehmet Ogutcu, Chairman of London Energy Club believes that while the USA, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf countries can work together in the coming period to influence the markets, Russia can team up with important OPEC producers such as Iran and Venezuela and assume the leadership of non-OPEC producers.

  • Omid Shokri 2020-03-15 11:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    Reducing oil price would benefit Russia to influence U.S. oil export: energy expert

    TEHRAN– Omid Shokri believes that Russia's disagreement with cuts in OPEC Plus production could be a good opportunity for Moscow to influence US oil exports.

  • Paul Pillar 2020-03-13 12:42

    By Javad Heirannia

    MbS condition will get worse after Salman death: Paul Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells that the death of Salman and the need to select a new king will bring to a head the competition between MBS and those members of the royal family who oppose his acquisition of absolute power.

  • bin Salman 2020-03-13 12:29

    By Mahdi Azizi

    MbS and the risky adventure of seizing the throne

    TEHRAN - Informed diplomatic sources have described the continued detentions by bin Salman in Saudi Arabia as the last move by the crown prince to capture the throne.

  • mousavi 2020-03-11 19:23

    Tehran urges Riyadh not to politicize coronavirus outbreak

    TEHRAN — Tehran has rejected Riyadh’s claim about the reason why the passports of Saudi nationals arriving in Iran are not stamped, urging Saudi Arabia not to politicize the coronavirus disease.

  • Yemeni children standing outside a tent at a makeshift camp for Internally Displaced Persons after west of Marib city, on 8 May 2016. (Photo: AFP) 2020-03-11 12:37

    By Salman Parviz

    Resurgence of violence as Saudi-Houthi talks collapse

    Houthis capture strategic Al-Hazan city, 70,000 displaced

    Informal talks between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis began last September but the resurgence of violence since January has shattered the calm. The United Nations has been trying to re-launch political negotiations between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi movement.

  • Mehran Kamrava 2020-03-10 11:55

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘Primary purpose of arresting Saudi’s princes is consolidation of power by MbS’

    TEHRAN - Mehran Kamrava, a professor of the Middle East Studies in Georgetown University of Doha, said that “The primary purpose of the arrest of Saudi princes appears to be further consolidation of power by Mohammed bin Salman.”

  • Salman 2020-03-07 15:08

    Detention of Saudi princes related to deterioration of King Salman’s health

    TEHRAN – According to the latest reports, Saudi Arabia has detained three members of the royal family on Friday, implying that King Salman bin Abdulaziz is not in good health.

  • coronavirus in Saudi Arabia 2020-03-04 22:50

    Widespread outbreak of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and WHO responsibility

    TEHRAN - With the spread of coronavirus known as COVID-19 in many countries, some states have attempted to block any information about the outbreak of the virus. 

  • coronavirus in Saudi Arabia 2020-03-04 22:40

    Widespread outbreak of coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and WHO responsibility

    TEHRAN - With the spread of coronavirus known as COVID-19 in many countries, some states have attempted to block any information about the outbreak of the virus. 

  • Guardian journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghan 2020-03-03 09:00

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Guardian reporter speaks out on Neda Agha-Soltan, Jamal Khashoggi, Iran International TV, Masih Alinejad

    Saeed Kamali Dehghan: I was naive to believe the Western narrative on death of Neda Agha-Soltan

    TEHRAN — Guardian journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghan has opened up about an HBO documentary film he co-produced about Neda Agha-Soltan, an Iranian woman who was shot dead in Tehran on June 20, 2009 during the post-election unrest, saying, “I regret making that documentary because I was naive to believe the Western narrative about her death.”

  • A fracking site in Texas in 2017. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty 2020-03-02 16:53

    By Salman Parviz

    Saudis join shale gas race

    If you can’t beat them join them

    Saudi Arabia fought a price war aimed at putting the U.S. shale industry out of business just six years ago and ultimately failed. Last week Aramco Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser told Reuters that the company is launching the biggest shale gas development outside the U.S. to boost domestic gas supply to be used to replace oil to firepower generation plants.

  • Hossein Askari 2020-02-26 12:29

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudis see Trump as unpredictable and fear who might be the next American President: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “The Saudis see Trump as unpredictable and fear who might be the next American President.”

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-02-22 19:41

    FATF blacklisting of Iran politically motivated, Tehran says

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Friday that the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklisting of Iran is “politically motivated”.

  • Iran - Saudi Arabia 2020-02-21 15:54

    By Fateme Salehi

    Why does Saudi Arabia need to hold talks with Iran?

    Recently, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who traveled to Germany to attend the 2020 Munich Security Conference, said, that after the martyrdom of commander Soleimani, we received a message from Saudi Arabia calling on talks with Iran. Zarif also reiterated that although he replied to the Saudis' response, he received no further messages.

  • Iran, Saudi Arabia 2020-02-18 19:52

    Washington preventing Riyadh to hold dialogue with Iran: Lebanese daily

    TEHRAN – A Lebanese daily has said Washington is preventing dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

  • Ali Larijani 2020-02-17 19:56

    ‘Iran is ready to hold talks with Arab neighbors’

    Larijani meets top Lebanese officials

    TEHRAN - Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani met on Monday with top Lebanese officials, including Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

  • Ahmad Dastmalchian 2020-02-17 17:48

    U.S., Israel impede de-escalation of Iran-Saudi tension: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN - Ahmad Dastmalchian, Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon, is of the opinion that the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel are impeding a de-escalation of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-02-16 19:14

    World’s silence has emboldened Saudi-led war crimes in Yemen: Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday that the international community’s silence has emboldened the Saudi-led coalition in committing war crimes in Yemen.

  • Zarif Munich Security Conference 2020-02-15 20:56

    Zarif: Saudi Arabia does not seek tension de-escalation 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that countries such as Saudi Arabia do not seek de-escalation of tensions in the region.

  • Foad Izadi 2020-02-09 13:24

    By Salman Parviz

    Prof: Iran does not consider Saudi Arabia as enemy

    Dr. Foad Izadi is an associate professor of American Studies for a doctorate program at the University of Tehran, Faculty of World Studies. Having studied in the U.S., he has a PhD in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. After his studies in U.S. he returned to Iran in 2009 and started a teaching profession. During an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times in Qom he talked about regional geopolitical situation and Iran’s ties with neighboring countries. 

  • Iran and Saudi Arabia 2020-02-08 10:54

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Has Saudi-sponsored terrorism grown Riyadh's allies impatient?

    On Monday, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) announced that it had arrested three senior members of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), or the al-Ahwaziyeh terrorist group, on suspicion of spying for Saudi Arabia and planning to conduct terrorist attacks inside Iran.

  • Iraj Masjedi 2020-02-05 19:45

    By staff and agency

    Iran open to resolving differences with Saudi Arabia, UAE ‘as quickly as possible’: diplomat

    Iraj Masjedi, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, has said that Iran is open to resolving differences with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, “as quickly as possible”.

  • Kamal Kharrazi 2020-02-05 17:12

    Iran has always been ready for talks with Saudis: Kharrazi

    TEHRAN - Kamal Kharrazi, chairman of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Wednesday that Iran has always been ready to hold talks with Saudi Arabia, noting Riyadh must change its aggressive policies.