• The U.S. wants to “incite” Iranians and this must be rejected 2019-01-12 12:09

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. wants to “incite” Iranians and this must be rejected

    NORTH CAROLINA - After a while a rational person begins to think Arabs, or at least Arab “leaders”, bar a handful of reasonably sane souls that includes Syria’s Assad and some others probably in Iraq and Lebanon, maybe in Kuwait and Qatar and even Yemen (it’s difficult to say, much less name names) are just flat stupid – especially when compared with most Iranians whatever their posture is towards the rule of Shia Muslim authorities in the Islamic Republic.

  • Arab NATO against Iran, an unfulfilled dream 2018-11-06 14:57

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Arab NATO against Iran, an unfulfilled dream

    TEHRAN - The largest military drill- land, naval, air and special forces kicked off in Egypt on Sunday with participation of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Jordan, and the observers Morocco and Lebanon.

  • Manama summit 2018-11-02 13:25

    By Farzad Farhadi

    Manama’s dangerous assembly; Trump’s plot against Iran with the Arab NATO

    TEHRAN - A security summit about formation of the Arab NATO, the Middle East Strategic Alliance (Mesa), ended on Sunday in Bahrain’s capital. Earlier last month, there was a summit on the Arab NATO in Kuwait, an initiative pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump to confront Iran in terms of political, economy and military affairs. However, the Manama summit took place in a much more serious way than was held in Kuwait as Secretary of Defense James Mattis personally led the summit.  

  • موسویان 2018-10-18 08:32

    Seyed Hossein Mousavian 

    Trump's 'Arab NATO' project is doomed

    With the stated aim of containing “Iran’s malign behavior” and bringing “stability to the region,” the Trump administration has proposed a collective security pact tentatively known as “the Middle East Strategic Alliance” (MESA). The MESA would bring about the six countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) along with Egypt and Jordan together under the guise of “Arab NATO” to confront Iran.

  • Arab NATO 2018-08-25 10:33

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO, a paper tiger or real one

    TEHRAN - The U.S. and Arab media have recently reported the attempts of U.S. President Donald Trump to form a new security-political coalition with some of the Persian Gulf Arab states (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain), Egypt and Jordan to counter Iran.

  • شیرین هانتر 2018-08-12 11:35

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is exchanging security by economic and financial issues: Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “At least since the mid1970s, there has been a tacit cooperation among Persian Gulf Arab states and the West, including America.”

  • آرشین ادیب مقدم 2018-08-12 11:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Members of Arab NATO have conflicting interests: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that the countries that are said to become a part of this new "Arab NATO" have conflicting interests.

  • Hossein Askari 2018-08-05 11:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is unlikely to succeed: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that if you look at the members of Arab NATO, “it is the ‘usual suspects’ of the Persian Gulf—Saudi Arabia and the UAE plus Saudi Arabia’s tag along that is Bahrain—plus the two mercenaries of the region—Egypt and Jordan whose military are at the service of anyone who can pay and who rely on financial handouts. It is not an effective grouping of countries. Instead it is a military mishmash supported by the United States and Israel.”

  •  Mehran Kamrava 2018-08-04 14:36

    By Javad Heirannia

    “Arab NATO” will fail: Mehran Kamrava

    TEHRAN - Mehran Kamrava, a professor of the Middle East Studies in Georgetown University of Doha, tells the Tehran Times that attempts to form a military alliance against Iran (Arab NATO) will fail.

  • فرهنگ جهانپور 2018-08-04 12:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Arab NATO is not viable military alliance: Jahanpour

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on Middle Eastern affairs in the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, and a member of Kellogg College says that I do not believe that Arab NATO is “a viable military alliance.”

  • Luciano Zaccara 2018-08-01 11:22

    By Payman Yazdani

    Arab NATO, a U.S. plan to curb Iran, deprive China, Russia from PGCC arm market: Dr. Zaccara

    TEHRAN - Research assistant professor in Qatar University believes that the U.S. plan to form Arab NATO aims not only to curb Iran but also to displace Russia and China from region’s strategic weaponry market.