Arab Countries

Sources say Saudi Arabia plans to invite Syria to Arab leaders summit

Saudi Arabia is planning to invite Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to an Arab League summit that Riyadh is hosting in May, three sources familiar with the plans have revealed.

Iran welcomes GCC take on Tehran-Riyadh deal, rejects role in Yemen

The spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry has welcomed the support of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council foreign ministers for the recent Iran-Saudi normalisation agreement.

Analyst: Arab states dropping confrontational policy with Iran

Arab states are coming to an understanding that Iran is an indispensable historical and geographical reality in the Middle East and confrontational policies with the Islamic Republic will not help peace and security in the region, a senior Iranian political analyst says.

Khatibzadeh: Iran seeks strengthening friendship with regional countries

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said the Islamic Republic’s foremost foreign policy goal is to strengthen friendship with regional countries.

Iran dismisses latest ‘absurd allegations’ by Arab League foreign ministers

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has strongly criticized a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers, and the so called Arab Quartet Committee for their latest ‘absurd’ anti-Iran allegations.

Iran not to tolerate interference in its nuclear, missile programs

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council’s statement about Iran’s nuclear and missile programs.

Khatibzadeh: US, E3 and Arab statement on Iran not worth response

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the statement of the self-proclaimed working group of the United States, the European Troika and the countries of the Cooperation Council on Iran is not worth a response.

Syria welcomes closer relations between Iran, Arab countries

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has said Damascus hails measures to improve ties between Iran and Arab nations.

Iran raps ‘Arab Quartet Committee’ statement

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned accusations leveled against Tehran by the so-called Arab Quartet Committee this week.

Raisi Calls for Increased Trade with Neighboring Countries

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says increasing exchanges and trade with neighboring countries is among the top priorities of his government.

Iran Rejects G7’s ‘Baseless’ Accusations over Israel Ship Attack

Iran has dismissed as groundless a statement by the Group of 7 which blames Tehran for the attack on an Israeli-managed ship off the coast of Oman.

Raisi Says Iran Serious in Developing Relations with UAE

Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi has told the Emirati envoy that Tehran is serious in developing its relations with the United Arab Emirates, especially in the economic fields.

Iran Welcomes Any Diplomatic Initiative to Remove Sanctions: Raisi

Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi says his administration will do its best to have anti-Iran sanctions lifted, and welcomes any diplomatic plan to that end.

Zarif Meets Omani Counterpart in Tehran on His Last Day in Office

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his Omani counterpart Badr Al Busaidi, who is in Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of Iran's president-elect.

Raisi Says Expansion of Ties with Neighbours on Top of His Foreign Policy Agenda

The President-elect of the Islamic Republic of Iran says expansion of relations with neighbours will be the top priority of his government.

Where’s Lebanon Heading after Hariri’s Resignation

Saad Hariri, the Lebanese prime minister-designate and the leader of the largest Sunni party in the parliament, resigned last week and once again created a power vacuum in the country.

Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program, Regional Issues Not Negotiable: Raisi

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi has reaffirmed that his administration will stick to the Islamic Republic's policy of not sitting for talks over its ballistic missile program or regional influence.

Iran Denounces GCC’s ‘Baseless, Hackneyed’ Accusations

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has rejected the groundless and rehashed accusations levelled against Iran in the final statement issued at the 148th meeting of the foreign ministers of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Zarif Says Tour of Arab States amid Vienna Talks Shows Iran Highly Values Neighbours

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Arrives in Muscat for Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in the Omani capital of Muscat.

Iran Blasts Arab League, GCC for ‘Interventionist’ Remarks

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has rejected interventionist and irresponsible remarks made by the officials of the Arab League and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Iran Congratulates Heads of Muslims Sates on Advent of Ramadan

The Iranian president has congratulated heads of Islamic states on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

Inviting Israel to Persian Gulf ‘Dangerous’ Step, Rouhani Tells Lavrov

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the country’s southern neighbours about the “dangerous” consequences of inviting the Israeli regime to the Persian Gulf.

Iran Condemns GCC’s Statement, Urges Council Not to Be Swayed by Riyadh

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has condemned a statement issued at the 147th foreign ministerial meeting of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Iran Rejects Arab Quartet’s ‘Provocative’ Statement, ‘Baseless’ Claims

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman categorically rejected the unfounded allegations brought against Iran in a statement issued at a fake quadrilateral committee of the Arab League.

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