Saudi Arabia


  • Talal Atrissi Today 00:20

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Kuwait Emir always had fears of Saudi policies: Lebanese academic

    TEHRAN - Head of the Center for Political Studies at the University of Lebanon says that Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah was always concerned about Saudi adventures in the region, fearing Riyadh may push other Arab countries into wars of attrition.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2020-09-25 18:23

    Foreign Ministry: Riyadh has become ‘delirious’

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Ministry has categorically rejected Saudi King Salman’s charges against the Islamic Republic as unfounded, saying Riyadh rulers have become “delirious” due to repeated failures in Yemen.

  • King Salman 2020-09-25 16:47

    Iran assails Saudi Arabia as ‘source of instability’ in region

    TEHRAN — The Islamic Republic of Iran has assailed Saudi Arabia as a source of instability in the region, rejecting Riyadh’s “unfounded allegations” against Tehran.

  • Bahrain 2020-09-15 18:35

    By Mehdi Azizi

    Bahrain’s normalization deal: mission of godfather’s pawns

    TEHRAN – Saudi Arabia, the godfather, has sent off its insignificant pawns to play the chess game of "normalization of relations with Israel" first to test the waters for its own normalization of relations with the regime.

  • Stanislav Byshok, who is executive director at the CIS-Europe Monitoring Organization (CIS-EMO) in Russia 2020-09-11 07:36

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Bin Laden had more connections to S.Arabia than Afghanistan or Iraq, say Russian think tank dire

    TEHRAN – The executive director of the Moscow-based CIS-Europe Monitoring Organization says “if one is not satisfied with the idea of non-state terrorist actors and wants to put the blame for the 9/11 (attacks) on one particular country, Saudia Arabia is much more proper choice than Afghanistan or Iraq.”

  • Olsi Jazexhi 2020-09-02 18:11

    Journalist has argued that Saudi Arabia is funding the MEK

    Albanian journalist challenges Maryam Rajavi to open debate

    TEHRAN – A Canadian-Albanian journalist has responded to the threats he has received from the Mojahedin-e Khalgh (MEK) terrorist group’s ringleader, Maryam Rajavi, calling for an open debate with her.

  • Saleh Gharib 2020-08-23 12:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    UAE-Israel agreement will threaten the national security of the region: Qatari analyst

    TEHRAN - Saleh Gharib, a Qatari analyst, is of the opinion that the new peace agreement between the UAE and Israel, which is known as the Abraham Accord, will threaten Arab countries and Iran's interests by bringing Israel to the region.

  • Ali Hashim 2020-08-16 10:37

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    UAE and S. Arabia are part of the Zionist project in West Asia: Saudi analyst

    Tehran – A Saudi political analyst, Ali Hashim, is of the opinion that "The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are basically part of the Zionist project in the Middle East (West Asia), and it can help to show their true faces to all Arabs and Muslims."

  • Matthew Gordon Bnaks 2020-08-14 14:46

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Key Western states turn blind eye to rights violations by friends: ex-British MP

    TEHRAN – Matthew Gordon-Banks, a former British Conservative MP and senior research fellow at the UK Defense Academy says certain western countries try to “turn a blind eye” to gross human rights violations by their friends in the Persian Gulf region.

  • Saudi 2020/08/12

    By Salman Parviz

    Saudi austerity measures: an end to lavish times?

    Kingdom boosts taxes to make up for lower oil revenues, risks fueling discontent

    The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world with lightning speed, surprising most governments, and pushing the global economy in deep recession. The collapse of oil prices, hovering just over $40 a barrel, has especially pushed the world's largest crude exporter's economy deeper into the abyss.

  • Nasr al-shimmari 2020-08-09 14:10

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    S. Arabia, U.S. want Iraq to be hostile to Iran, al-Nujaba says 

    TEHRAN- Al-Nujaba spokesman says that the most important thing Saudi-American alliance want from the Iraqi government is to declare hostility to the Islamic Republic of Iran."

  • Imran Khan 2020-08-08 19:22

    Why Imran Khan didn’t make it

    TEHRAN - In a bid to calm tensions in the region, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made efforts to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but his efforts ended in deadlock due to the Saudis’ unwillingness to fundamentally solve disagreements with Iran, a former diplomat told the Tehran Times.

  • Beirut 2020-08-05 23:21

    Beirut tragedy must not be exploited

    Inside the efforts to exploit Beirut tragedy

    TEHRAN- While Hezbollah and its allies in the Lebanese government are badly affected by the Beirut massive explosion, some Saudi- and U.S.-affiliated media outlets spread rumors about Hezbollah’s alleged role in the explosion. An analyst tells the Tehran Times that Saudi Arabia is exploiting the deadly blast to mobilize the public against Hezbollah.

  • Ahmad Dastmalchian 2020-08-04 16:12

    UAE has parted its way from Saudi Arabia: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN - Ahmad Dastmalchian, Iran’s former ambassador to Lebanon, has said that the United Arab Emirates has parted its way from Saudi Arabia since last year.

  • Khan 2020-08-03 18:58

    Imran Khan: Mediation between Iran, Saudi Arabia going slowly

    TEHRAN — Pakistan’s U.S.-requested mediation efforts between Saudi Arabia and Iran have been making slow progress, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday.

  • Jannati 2020-08-03 18:28

    Ayatollah Jannati slams Riyadh for atrocities in Yemen

    TEHRAN — Chief of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati has condemned Saudi Arabia for its crimes in Yemen.

  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2020-08-03 11:37

    Tehran blasts continued Saudi bombardment of Yemen during Eid al Adha

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker, has condemned Riyadh for continuing to bomb women and children in Yemen, even during the Eid al Adha.

  • Iran 2020-08-01 18:07

    Saudi-Emirati media voice concern over Iran-China agreement

    TEHRAN - As Iran and China are moving forward with their “extremely important” cooperation plan, Saudi and Emirati media outlets ring alarm bells over the deepening of ties between Tehran and Beijing that could undermine the U.S. pressure on Iran.

  • 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.”

  • The powership Raif Bey docks in a shipyard in Yalova’s Altinova district, Turkey, June 16, 2020. Turkey plans to send the floating generators to supply power to western Libya.  (Photo: AFP) 2020-07-25 14:29

    By Salman Parviz

    Egypt, Turkey on clash course over Libya

    Imminent battle over the key city of Sirte; Ankara, Moscow seek lasting cease-fire

    TEHRAN- In a sign of hope for peace and stability in Libya, early July Turkey announced its banks and companies’ plans for an assessment trip within two weeks to rebuild post-war Libya and secure its energy infrastructure.

  • Polina Aniftou 2020-07-25 13:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Identity plays central role in Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy: expert

    TEHRAN - Polina Aniftou, a Ph.D. candidate of Iranian foreign policy, says the identity is the label affixed to this territory and has played a central role both in attempting to understand Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy and in the useful planning for national and international policies.

  • Iran-Iraq 2020-07-24 12:55

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Al-Kadhimi cannot convince Saudi Arabia and U.S. to reduce their hostility to Iran: Iraqi analyst

    Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visited Tehran Tuesday for talks with top Iranian officials. The talks primarily focused on bilateral ties and regional consultations in attempts to de-escalate tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

  • Abbas Araghchi 2020-07-20 22:32

    Iran reiterates it is ready to hold talks with regional countries

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has reiterated Tehran’s long-held position that Iran is ready to hold talks with regional countries, noting there is no way but dialogue to bridge differences.

  • Amir Mousavi 2020-07-20 20:42

    Iraqi PM seeks balanced ties with Iran, S. Arabia and U.S.: analyst

    TEHRAN – Amir Mousavi, an international relations analyst, has said that Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi seeks to create a balance in his country’s relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

  • ظریف 2020-07-19 19:12

    Zarif delivers message to Saudi Arabia from Baghdad: report

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reportedly delivered a message from Iran to the Persian Gulf states while visiting Iraq on Sunday, according to a report published by an Iraqi news agency. 

  • Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division 2020-07-13 11:39

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Trump not caring about human rights in Persian Gulf Arab states: human rights activist

    Sarah Leah Whitson says reforms in Saudi Arabia have come “in a package of repression”

    TEHRAN – A former director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch says the Trump administration does not care about the human rights records of Persian Gulf Arab countries, noting Donlad Trump “cares only about selling weapons and making a profit.”

  • Ali AlAshiri 2020-07-07 11:34

    The will of people is like a fire smoldering under ashes: ex-Bahraini parliamentarian

    TEHRAN - Pro-democracy protests in Bahrain have entered their ninth year. The rights of protesters are gravely violated, especially as authorities are continuing to enforce repressive policies in conjunction with an imposed censorship supported by Persian Gulf monarchies.

  • Abulwahhab Alkhalil, director-general of legal affairs in the Yemeni Ministry of Education 2020-07-06 13:59

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Saudi Arabia understands only one language, the language of force: Yemeni official

    TEHRAN – "Deterrence policy became an urgent necessity in Yemen because Saudi Arabia and its coalition understand only one language, the language of force," Director-General of Legal Affairs in the Yemeni Ministry of Education tells the Tehran Times.

  • Gholamhossein Dehghani 2020-07-01 17:51

    Envoy terms Saudi Arabia as ‘central bank of terrorism’

    TEHRAN — Iranian Ambassador to Belgium Gholamhossein Dehghani has called Saudi Arabia as the “central bank of terrorism” and the main sponsor of extremism in the region and beyond, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • AFC Asian Cup 2020-07-01 16:42

    Tough task for Iran to host 2027 Asian Cup

    TEHRAN - Iran will have a tough task to host the 2027 Asian Cup since the other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament are Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and India.