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Iran’s Great Game in Yemen Downplayed by Press

Despite Saudi Arabia’s announcement that its air campaign in Yemen was subsiding, several incidents this week – most with Iranian involvement – indicated that the crisis in the war-torn country was far from over. Saudi Arabia followed up its announcement

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Media Coverage, Military, nuclear talks

Is Saudi Arabia Still A Match For Iran?

The Middle East – along with concerned leaders all over the world – was rocked this week by the news of Saudi King Abdullah’s sudden death. The monarch’s demise, and his ostensibly seamless replacement with his 79-year-old half-brother, raised many

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Military

While Execution Rates Stagger in Teheran – It Accuses Saudi Arabia

Back in August, it seemed like the strained ties between Shi’ite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia were warming, despite fundamental disagreements over Islam, terrorism and leadership of the Middle East. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he would be

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Between Iran, Pakistan, Riyadh and Syria: Defining the terrorists

Westward of Iran, we see Tehran and the P5+1 holding expert-level talks in Vienna this week, the Austrian president accepting an invitation to the country, and continuing all-around diplomatic engagement. But to the east, towards Balochistan, on the Pakistani border,

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Posted in Christian Science Monitor, Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, IRGC, Military
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