Middle East

Middle East news in Iranian media


Iran delegation to attend funeral procession of Ahmad Chalabi

Ahmad Chalabi, who died of a heart attack on November 3, served as the Iraqi interim oil minister and deputy prime minister in 2005 and 2006.

Iran faced off with Saudi Arabia in Syria talks: Abbas Araqchi

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif authoritatively took on Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister during recent negotiations on the Syrian crisis in the Austrian capital of Vienna, says a senior Iranian official.
General Jafari

Iran’s advisory help for Yemen to continue: IRGC chief

Iran has offered the necessary help for Yemen so far and will continue to do whatever it can in the advisory dimension, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said.

Iran felicitates Turkey on successful election

There is hope that formation of a new government in Turkey will improve Tehran-Ankara bilateral relations in all fields, Afkham said.

The future of the Middle East, hopes and fears

A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official talks about the Vienna conference on Syria and different roles regional and international players played in the meeting.

Zarif calls for fate of missing Hajj pilgrims to be determined

The Foreign Ministry and the family of Mr. Roknabadi are waiting for his return and we hope his fate is determined, Zarif said.
Amir Abdoulahian

Iran warns Saudi FM: Don’t test our patience

Instead of accusing others and shifting the blame [on them], the Saudi FM should assume his country’s responsibility in the Mina disaster, Amir-Abdollahian said.

Leader says US major part of regional problems, not solution

The Supreme Leader has said that Iran’s foreign policy is predicated upon long-term interests, principles and values of the country and will not change with administrations holding different political views.

What led to argument between Zarif and Al-Jubeir at the Vienna conference?

At one point, Dr. Zarif responded to those remarks nonchalantly, and, at another, he openly rejected each of Al-Jubeir's comments, Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian said.

Why bridging the Iran-Saudi divide is vital for peace in Syria and the region

Rouhani has called for better ties with Saudi Arabia, but Saudi Arabia has rebuffed all of Iran's attempts at engagement, Mousavian said in an opinion piece.

Today's Front Pages