Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: Tehran

Iran says Australia ignored warnings about Sydney gunman

Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran said. Man Haron Monis, the Iranian-born self-styled cleric who died along

Iran says nuclear talks to resume in Geneva Dec. 17

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Iran will resume negotiations with world powers in Geneva next week aimed at reaching a deal over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, its deputy foreign minister said Thursday. Top-level talks will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 17, with meetings at the deputy

Syrian FM in Tehran: Iran supports Russian effort for Syria

Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said on Monday during a visit to Tehran that Iran is backing the latest Russian effort to end his country’s more than three-year conflict. A delegation of Syrian dissidents tolerated by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime

Syrian foreign minister to visit Tehran

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem will visit Tehran this week for a conference on combating extremism that will also be attended by his Iraqi counterpart, Iranian state media said Sunday. Moallem was set to meet with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim

Iran confirms it carried out air strikes in Iraq

A senior Iranian official confirmed on Friday that his country had carried out air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq, in an interview with UK-based daily The Guardian. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour

U.S. diplomats to argue against new Iran sanctions

Top U.S. diplomats will this week make a “strong case” to lawmakers to hold off on fresh Iran sanctions, hoping to avoid an ugly political showdown which could scupper nuclear talks. Acting Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman, who has led the

Pro-reform party launched in Iran

A new pro-reform party was launched in Iran on Tuesday to contest legislative elections due in March 2016, targeting the votes of supporters of moderate President Hassan Rowhani. Nedaye Iranian (The Call of Iranians) was “born of the new atmosphere”

Iran’s leader doesn’t oppose more nuclear talks

Iran’s top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a “fair” agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States. Supreme Leader Ayatollah

Iran: reaching nuke deal on Nov. 24 ‘impossible’

Reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions will be impossible by a Nov. 24 deadline, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Sunday. “Considering the short time left until

U.N. slams Iran, Syria over rights record

The U.N. human rights committee adopted on Tuesday two resolutions strongly condemning Iran and Syria’s human rights record, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. The non-binding measures now go to the full Assembly for a vote expected next month. More

Iran parliament rejects Rowhani’s minister nominee

Iran’s parliament has rejected President Hassan Rowhani’s nominee for the post of science minister over his pro-reform tendencies. The conservative-dominated 290-seat chamber on Tuesday voted 171-70 against the candidacy of Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani. There were 257 lawmakers in attendance

Iran files charges against Iranian-British woman

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is saying an Iranian-British woman has been detained because of her links to the opposition, not just for attending a volleyball match. The Tuesday report quotes a statement by the Tehran prosecutor’s office as saying

Iran says it has responded to Obama’s letters

A top security official in Iran said Wednesday the Islamic Republic has written back in response to letters sent by U.S. President Barack Obama, the first acknowledgement of such correspondence. However, it’s not clear whether Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran shows flight of U.S. drone replica

Iran’s state TV on Wednesday broadcast footage of an aircraft it says is a replica of a U.S. stealth drone captured in 2011. The images, showing a black aircraft flying over mountainous terrain and arid lands before landing at an

Iran announces new long-range radar system

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting the country has inaugurated a new long-range radar system capable of detecting small drones and ballistic missiles. The Tuesday report says the system, dubbed as Sepehr or Sky, has a range of more

Iranians mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover

Thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with America” at a major anti-U.S. rally on Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, just days ahead of a key meeting between the two nations’ top diplomats

British-Iranian volleyball woman gets jail time

A British-Iranian woman who was arrested in Tehran after trying to attend a volleyball match has been sentenced to one year in jail, her lawyer was reported as saying Sunday. Ghoncheh Ghavami, a 25-year-old law graduate from London, who was

Iranian elite Guards say U.S. ‘still enemy No. 1’

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard renewed its animosity towards the United States in a statement released on Saturday which described the U.S. as the “number one enemy of the Iranian nation.” The statement, carried by FARS news agency, was released to

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