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Middle East

UNICEF calls for urgent help for 10 million Yemeni children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warns that millions of Yemeni children are in need of urgent help, amid the Saudi-led war on the impoverished country.

Commander: US in new crisis if not for Iran’s goodwill

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said what happened to American sailors on Tuesday proved how vulnerable the US is in front of powerful Iranian forces.

US wants to demote Iran struggles to Saudi level: Basij chief

The chief of Iran's Basij (volunteer forces) Brigadier General, Mohammad Reza Naqdi, says Tehran must not lose focus of its main enemy, namely the US, warning that Washington seeks to downgrade the stature of the Islamic Republic's struggles to Riyadh's levels.

Iran condemns Istanbul terrorist blast

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari on Tuesday strongly denounced the terrorist explosion which hit central Istanbul earlier in the day.

Syria fighting international terror: Iran

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says the Syrian government and nation is fighting a war against international terrorism.

Saudi-Based Takfirism Main Threat to Region: Iran’s FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed extremist ideologies originating from Saudi Arabia as the major threat that the Middle East is facing.

West’s Divisive War on Muslims Unending: Iranian Minister

Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for Muslim unity to thwart the plots hatched by the West and the US, which he said are still waging wars against the Islamic world like the Crusades.

S Arabia’s policies adopted under Israel’s influence: Iran official

The policies adopted by Riyadh are under the influence of Israel, which seeks to see tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, a senior Iranian military official says, amid strained relations between the two Muslim countries.

Saudi Arabia actively sponsors terrorism, Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says some in Saudi Arabia are determined to drag the entire Middle East into confrontation.

Iran Not to Let Saudi-Triggered Tensions Ruin Syria Peace Efforts: FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirmed the country’s “responsible and constructive” attitude toward regional crises, pledging that Tehran will not allow the tensions provoked by Saudi Arabia to undermine the efforts for the settlement of the crisis in Syria.

Saudi airstrike on Iran embassy in Yemen premeditated act of war: Lawmaker

Saudi Arabia’s airstrike targeting the Iranian embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, was a premeditated state-sponsored act of war which runs counter to all international regulations, says a senior Iranian lawmaker.

Spokesman: Iran seeks de-escalation of tensions

Iran seeks de-escalation of tensions in the region including decrease of tensions with Riyadh, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber-Ansari said on Sunday.

Saudis doomed to lose war of embassies: Spokesman

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Saudi Arabia's policy of 'war of emabssies' by cutting its ties with Iran and pressuring other countries in doing so will not bear any benefit to the Riyadh regime.

Int’l law Expert: UN Security Council statement, unilateral

According to international law expert Mostafa Mir-Mohammadi, the UNSC statement was a unilateral move which requires contemplation.

Indonesian envoy to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia with message of peace

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is to visit Iran and Saudi Arabia as his President’s especial envoy with a message of peace.

UN: Saudi Use of Cluster Bomb in Yemen May Amount to War Crime

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the use of cluster bombs in Yemen by Saudi Arabia may amount to war crimes.

Riyadh must choose between hate-mongering and stability: Zarif

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Saudi Arabia has to make "a crucial choice" to either promote “sectarian hate-mongering" by its continued support for extremist groups or promote regional stability.

Why Saudis Need to Rethink Their Policies

It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia is in deep social and political troubles, both internally and externally. For the past decades, the family has been leading an absolutely pre-medieval society to become a rich and glamorous petroleum-smelling society with sky-scrapers and fancy cars. Yet, the structure and norms of the society remain unchanged.

14 reasons why Saudi Arabia is a failed Mideast power

Saudi Arabia started 2016 shamefully by carrying out its largest mass execution since 1980, putting 47 men to death on Jan. 2. Among them were at least four prominent Shia activists, including a leader of the kingdom's Shia minority, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The killings have spurred a new round of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two regional powers.

Iran to report Saudi raid on Sana’a mission to UN: Official

A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic is set to submit a report to the United Nations over the Saudi air raid on Tehran’s mission in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

Terrorism, Extremism Region’s Main Problems: Iran’s Deputy FM

Iran’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi described terrorism and extremism as the major issues facing the region.

Iran Raps Saudi’s “Intentional” Attack on Embassy in Yemen

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Thursday strongly denounced a rocket attack by the Saudi regime on the Iranian embassy in Yemen’s capital, stressing that the move was an “intentional” act by Riyadh that runs counter to international laws.

Saudi Arabia to collapse over ‘sectarian’ policies: Iran cmdr.

A senior Iranian commander says Saudi Arabia will collapse in the near future, unless it ends its sectarian policies in the region.

Saudi execution of Nimr looks like act of terror: Minister

Iran's health minister says Saudi Arabia's recent execution of top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr resembles terrorist acts being carried out in the Middle East.

Iran ready to provide Lebanon medical needs: Health minister

Iran has the potential to provide Lebanon with its medical needs, Iran's visiting Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi has said.

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