Mohammed bin Salman (MbS)


  • Salman 2021-07-13 20:54

    MBS angers MBZ

    TEHRAN – In the latest blow to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz received Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of Oman for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which has put an end to the aging king’s in-person meetings with foreign leaders. 

  • Saudi Arabia 2021-05-05 19:55

    Saudi Arabia sets the stage for tactical outreach to Iran

    TEHRAN – In a dramatic turnabout, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler has called for better ties with Iran but is this renewed interest in mending ties between Tehran and Riyadh genuine or a tactical shift necessitated by developments in the international arena?

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2021-04-30 22:29

    Deciphering bin Salman’s change of tone

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler has expressed desire to mend ties with Iran for the first time in years but he refrained from offering any goodwill gesture to build confidence between Tehran and Riyadh.

  • Spox 2021-04-30 18:53

    Iran welcomes change in Saudi tone: spokesman

    TEHRAN – In its first reaction to the recent remarks by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Iran welcomed the change in Saudi Arabia’s tone, expressing hope of a beginning for convergence among Muslim countries. 

  • الهان عمر 2021-03-03 19:59

    Ilhan Omar unveils bill to sanction MBS for Khashoggi murder

    Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representative have introduced two bills to penalize Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) for his personal role in the violent murder of one of his most prominent critics, Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Jamal Khashoggi 2021-02-27 22:06

    Khashoggi killing report: A test for Biden’s human rights claim 

    TEHRAN- Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a Saudi hit squad operating under the command of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), United States intelligence agencies have concluded.

  • Giorgio Cafiero 2021-02-21 12:01

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    GSA: Saudi-U.S. ties will face major challenges in the next four years 

    TEHRAN - Chief executive officer of Gulf State Analytics (GSA) says that U.S.-Saudi relations will witness major challenges in the upcoming four years over the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the Libya crisis, and Riyadh’s human rights record.

  • Aramco rocket attack 2020-11-24 12:40

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Aramco rocket attack coincides secret talks in S. Arabia

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia was surprised when Jedda’s ARAMCO distribution facilities were hit by rockets of Houthis on Monday morning a while after Pompeo, Netanyahu, and MBS were holding secret talks in the country.

  • خاشقچی 2020-10-21 19:02

    Khashoggi's fiancée, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S. for murder

    The fiancée of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group he founded has filed a lawsuit at a U.S. court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), accusing him of ordering the dissident’s murder at Riyadh’s consulate in Turkey.

  • binsalman 2020-07-25 15:32

    If Salman dies tribal hostilities will mushroom in S. Arabia, says expert

    TEHRAN– Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at George Washington University, believes that “Salman’s death will not significantly affect Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy.”

  • 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.

  • US forces 2020-05-12 12:46

    A glimpse at U.S.-Saudi recent relations, particularly crude market coordination, military cooperation

    The U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to scale down military presence in Saudi Arabia as well as the argument between Washington and Riyadh over crude oil production and exports should be dealt with in details to realize more realities behind the curtain, a foreign policy analyst suggested.

  • 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.     

  • Turkey 2020-04-28 14:17

    How serious are tensions between Turkey and Saudi-UAE bloc?

    The Khashoggi murder, disagreement over Qatar and Syrian crisis, Turkey’s support for the so-called Arab Spring uprisings and many other disputing issues have in past years soured relations between Ankara and Riyadh but neither sides feel required responsibility to take practical step towards de-escalation in the region.

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Adel al-Jubeir and Bin Salman 2020-03-07 18:04

    Saudi prince detains three royal family members

    TEHRAN – Three senior members of Saudi Arabia's royal family, including the king's brother, have been arrested for unexplained reasons.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Mohammed bin Salman (R) and Norah O’Donnell   2019-10-09 20:57

    By Alireza Hashemi

    FACT CHECK: All misleading claims by Saudi Arabia’s MBS in his CBS interview

    TEHRAN - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sat down with CBS’s Norah O’Donnell on September 24 to give his first interview since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Mohammad Bin Salman 2019-10-03 11:28

    By M.A. Saki

    MBS must swallow his pride

    It is essential that Saudi Arabia put an immediate end to its futile and senseless war on the fellow Arab nation of Yemen.

  • Adel Abdul Mahdi 2019-10-02 20:16

    Riyadh gives ‘green light’ for talks with Tehran: report

    TEHRAN – An Iraqi government official says Saudi Arabia has given a green light to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to arrange a meeting with Iran as a first step towards de-escalating tensions in the region, the Middle East Eye reported on Tuesday.

  • Ali Larijani 2019-10-01 20:38

    Larijani welcomes Mohammed bin Salman’s desire for talks

    TEHRAN – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has welcomed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s willingness to resolve disputes with Iran through talks, saying Iran’s doors are open to the Saudis.

  • Jamal Khashoggi - Mohammed bin Salman 2019-09-30 11:29

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    According to the legal evidence, Bin Salman must be executed

    TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Bin Salman’s explicit confession about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder under his watch will have legal consequences and effects. 

  • Bin Salman and Turkey 2019-08-08 02:27

    By Hamid Bayati

    Desperate Bin Salman planning to down Turkey

    TEHRAN – The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has been hastily involved in various regional developments, in another regional adventurism is now reportedly trying to overthrow the Turkish government.

  • Trump, Zarif 2019-08-06 14:43

    By Habib Ahmadzadeh

    Trump, Zarif and we Iranians

    TEHRAN - President Trump, in his latest Tweet, claims that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen, and a veteran of Iran-Iraq war with firsthand experience of the bitterness of war, I have a couple of suggestions and responses for the president of the United States. 

  • Colin S. Cavell 2019-08-05 11:56

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Failure in Yemen to be ‘death sentence’ of Saudi monarchy: Prof. Cavell

    TEHRAN – Professor of political science Colin S. Cavell believes that failure of Saudi Arabia “to reassert its hegemonic control over Yemen will be a death sentence on the continuation of the Saudi monarchy.”