Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC)


  • Iran’s military industries 2019-08-09 21:52

    Iran's military is making strides into twenty-first century technology: National Interest

    Whereas (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council states spend lavishly on high-end, off-the-shelf, U.S.-built platforms, decades of sanctions and post-revolutionary strategic decisions to be militarily self-sufficient has led the Islamic Republic to focus more on its own indigenous industries.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-05-31 17:11

    Riyadh continues to sow division among Muslim, regional states, Iran regrets

    Iran: Arab League statement doesn’t reflect the real stance of all members 

    TEHRAN – Tehran has condemned a statement issued by the heads of certain Arab states at the end of an emergency meeting in the holy city of Mecca, rejecting the “unfounded” accusations raised against Iran in the statement.

  • نشست شورای همکاری خلیج فارس 2019-05-20 20:23

    PGCC starts increasing security patrols in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – Countries member the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council have started patrolling in the region amid the U.S. escalation of tensions with Tehran.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-12-14 13:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC might survive in name only: Chicago professor

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that “Nowadays, China and Russia are acquiring greater influence in Iran and the Persian Gulf nations so it is natural that Doha and Muscat are inviting them to balance the destabilizing consequences of American and Saudi policies.”

  • Shireen Hunter 2018-12-11 11:17

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC was never effective organization: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “the PGCC was never an effective organization. Certainly, it has been an unequal partnership in the sense that Saudi Arabia has dominated the Organization.”

  • Hossein Askari 2018-12-11 10:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    PGCC with excesses of MBS doomed to trash heap of history: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that the PGCC has always been a Saudi ‘thing’ with a number of countries simply hanging on.

  • qassemi 2018-12-10 20:28

    Tehran says Saudi Arabia, UAE have monopolized PGCC

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday indirectly slammed Saudi Arabia and the UAE for turning the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council into a body to express their own views.

  • PGCC is neither ‘council’ nor ‘cooperation’: advisor 2018-12-10 17:18

    PGCC is neither ‘council’ nor ‘cooperation’: advisor

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the parliament speaker, has said that neither “council” nor “cooperation” has remained from the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council.

  •  Hesam al-Dajani 2018-02-14 11:50

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Iran-Qatar strong ties, a threat to U.S., says professor al-Dajani

    TEHRAN - A professor of political science at al-Ummah University in Gaza believes that Washington, whose strategic interest is at stake in the broken ties between Qatar and three members of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, is making every effort to mend the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC)’s diplomatic spat.

  • Robert R. Bianchi 2018-02-05 10:29

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump administration lacks diplomatic skill to reconcile PGCC: Bianchi

    TEHRAN – Robert R. Bianchi, a Professor at the University of Chicago, believes that the Trump administration lacks the diplomatic skills to resolve conflicts that are destroying the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).