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  • 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.

  • Four Saudi agents arrested in Europe 2020-02-04 18:58

    Four Saudi agents arrested in Europe before terrorist attack in Iran

    The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) and the Netherlands police separately arrested and charged four members of an anti-Iran terrorist group on suspicion of spying for Saudi Arabia and plans to conduct terrorist attack in Iran.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-01-31 18:34

    Tehran censures Saudi support for Soleimani assassination

    TEHRAN — Tehran has condemned Riyadh for backing the United States’ assassination of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani, saying such stance makes Saudi Arabia a complicit in the crime.

  • Pakistani FM 2020-01-24 19:58

    Pakistan welcomes Tehran, Riyadh readiness for dialogue

    TEHRAN - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has welcomed a readiness by Tehran and Riyadh to hold dialogue to reduce tensions.

  • Berlin conference on Libya 2020-01-22 11:05

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Berlin conference on Libya, a breakthrough or the rivals’ saber-rattling

    TEHRAN - The Berlin conference was held on Sunday to find a solution to put an end to the crisis in Libya. The meeting, which was attended by representatives of 12 countries, ended without achieving any practical breakthrough out of the crisis.

  • Shah Mehmood Qureshi 2020-01-18 20:13

    By staff and agency

    Pakistan FM says Iran wants de-escalation in region

    Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday that Iran wants de-escalation in the region.

  • Qasem Soleimani 2020-01-07 15:25

    By Payman Yazdani

    What is the next step of revenge?

    TEHRAN - The war against ISIS with the pivotal role of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani gained some important victories in Iraq and Syria, but it is all too clear that the threat posed by violent extremism and terrorism sponsored by Saudi Arabia will continue and grow in spite of such victories.

  • Aramco 2020-01-03 14:30

    By Salman Parviz

    Riyadh’s Aramco struggle

    On the surface Aramco’s blockbuster IPO might seem like a sure bet. But investors who are looking to put their money into world’s most profitable company have to factor a number of risks before rolling the dice.

  • Let the ICC do what it alleges it will 2019-12-29 12:10

    By Martin Love

    Let the ICC do what it alleges it will

    NORTH CAROLINA - The sole country that truly is a threat to peace in the Middle East, as the world ought to realize by now, is Israel. The only country in the Middle East that might benefit in ANY way from another war is Israel, in part because it seems to thrive on warfare. War or the threat of it, in the Zionist mentality, permits maintenance of its territorial expansions and human rights crimes against the Palestinians and war crimes against others (given the de facto backing by Israel’s benefactor, the U.S., and the Trump Administration).

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2019-12-28 14:07

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Riyadh scenario for closing a criminal case

    The Saudi judiciary has triggered a controversy by issuing verdicts for the culprits in the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and acquitting the former consul-general in Istanbul.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2019-12-25 14:09

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Intl. reactions to Saudi scandalous verdict on Khashoggi murder

    TEHRAN – Alongside the announcement of the Saudi court verdict over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey, UK, and international rights groups and bodies condemned and criticized the court's conclusion.

  • Kamal Kharrazi 2019-12-24 19:16

    Iran welcomes any step to settle regional wrangling: Kharrazi

    TEHRAN - Kamal Kharrazi, chairman of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said on Tuesday that Iran welcomes any step in settling disputes in the region.

  • Vali Nasr 2019-12-23 15:59

    Vali Nasr says Saudis may fund protests in Lebanon and Iraq

    Dr. Vali Nasr, a senior fellow in foreign policy at Brookings Institution, says Saudi Arabia might encourage some of the protests in Lebanon and Iraq, and Iran. He says if Iran is getting a black eye, it is to Saudi Arabia’s advantage as the kingdom may intervene or try to take advantage of the protests, such as supporting or putting money as in the case of Lebanon, or it might be encouraging some of these protests.

  • Hassan Diab 2019-12-23 10:52

    Western-Saudi media warfare against Diab

    Since the very first moment that Hassan Diab was designated as the new prime minister to form a new cabinet, a media warfare has been launched against him by the Western countries and Saudi Arabia, accusing him as a Hezbollah element.

  • Iran-Russia-China naval drill 2019-12-22 14:29

    By Abbas Aslani

    Iran-Russia-China naval drill: Another piece of the geopolitical puzzle

    There is a point where Iran, Russia and China see eye to eye in holding the manoeuvre, and that is sending a message to their common adversary or rival, namely the United States. The US, in some ways, has applied a triple containment policy toward China, Russia and Iran. This would be enough to unite these three countries on some fronts.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2019-12-18 11:04

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Costs by inexperienced crown prince for Saudi Arabia

    As the influence of Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman on Saudi Arabia’s decision-making bodies has been increasing, the country has taken an aggressive foreign policy approach.

  • Antonio Guterres 2019-12-18 10:36

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    How Guterres suppressed the Western media warfare against Iran

    On the morning of September 14, 2019, the Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Buqayq and Khurais in eastern Saudi Arabia were attacked by the Yemeni army and Popular Resistance Committees, which cut the country’s oil production by %50.

  • Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani 2019-12-15 12:06

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Why terrorist act by Saudi Air Force officer faced media boycott!

    On December 5, a Saudi Air Force lieutenant, named Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire at a U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida

  • Pakistan 2019-12-14 19:35

    By staff and agency

    Islamabad continues efforts to mediate between Iran, Saudi Arabia: Pakistan Today

    Imran Khan, the Pakistani prime minister, was scheduled to visit Riyadh on a one-day trip on Saturday as part of continued efforts to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistan Today reported on Friday.

  • Azari Jahromi 2019-12-11 18:49

    Iran foils major foreign cyberattack: minister

    TEHRAN – Communication and Information Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced on Wednesday that Iran has foiled a very big organized cyberattack on its electronic infrastructure.