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Saudi executes 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr
Riyadh says it has executed top Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 47 others, defying international calls for the release of the jailed political dissidents.
Saudi Arabia committing unprecedented crimes in Yemen: Larijani
Yemen and the Yemeni people are very important to Iran and the country’s issues constitute a constant concern for the Islamic Republic, Larijani said.
Saudi participation in Syria talks “illegitimate”: Iran’s top commander
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi has said that the Saudi regime’s participation in the multilateral Syria talks in Vienna is suspicious and illegitimate.
Saudi Arabia to pay dearly if cleric Nimr executed: Iran
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the country has yet to provide a convincing response for its mismanagement of this year’s Hajj.
Saudi prince arrested at Beirut Airport after discovery of 2 tons of drugs
The Saudi prince and four of his companions are being questioned by Lebanese authorities in connection with the haul.
A Saudi proposal Putin turned down
President Putin of Russia has reportedly turned down $300 billion in Saudi kickbacks to topple Assad.
Muslim world, not Riyadh, should run Hajj: Iran’s Parliament
The MPS also called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Saudi Arabia to investigate the causes of the Mina tragedy.
President Rouhani calls for investigation into Mina tragedy
In his speech to the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York on Saturday, President Rouhani expressed deep regret over the heartbreaking incident and offered his condolences to the bereaved.
Saudi war on Yemen to blame for safety lapse at Hajj: Iran official
The qualitative and quantitative decline in the security standards in the Hajj played a decisive role in the catastrophe, Shamkhani said.
Iran’s President Rouhani orders task force to address Mina disaster
Among its objectives, the task force would have to send over aid teams, if needed, and dispatch aircraft to Saudi Arabia in order to assist the pilgrims and the wounded.
Number of Iranian victims of Saudi stampede rises to 47
The head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that the Saudi officials had blocked two ways leading to the stoning point, thus causing the stampede.
Were high winds really to blame for the deadly crane accident in Mecca?
Studies suggest that there were no storms at the time of the Mecca accident and that worshippers walking around in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque without any difficulty.
Iran slams continuation of Saudi military aggression against Yemen
An Iranian deputy foreign minister has said that Yemen will have no military winner, adding that military aggression defies constructive diplomacy and peace.
Khobar Towers attack; an ace in the hole for Riyadh?
A report by tabnak.ir has said that Saudi Arabia is using the Khobar Towers bombing as a trump card to influence a congressional decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the United States.
Wealthy Arabs have made inroads into Malaysia
An IRNA report has said that wealthy Arabs use their money to make inroads to the Malaysian government and influence its regional policies.
Larijani urges UN to stop Saudi aggression against Yemen
Larijani said the perpetrators of aggression and use of force should be held accountable before the International Criminal Court.
Iran condemns Saudi airstrikes on UN compound in Yemen
Under the international law, countries should facilitate the activities of relief and rescue organizations affiliated with the UN and their representatives, said Iran’s foreign ministry spokeswoman.
Ahrar al-Najran Movement calls for independence from Saudi Arabia
Aggression against Yemen and the massacre of defenseless people there by the Saudi regime are one of the reasons why Najran seeks independence.
Will Yemen’s peace talks run into Saudi bottlenecks?
Observes say the UN-mediated peace talks for Yemen are likely to be held in the shadow of Saudi Arabia’s incessant aggression on the ground.
Former crown prince opposed Saudi aggression against Yemen
Muqrin has said that his opposition was shrugged off and that the defense minister has made the decision [to attack Yemen] on his own.
FM spokeswoman unaware of visit by Taliban delegation
An investigation should be launched as to who released the news on a trip by a Taliban team to Iran and what information they based their story on, Afkham said.
UN must act to stop Saudi killing in Yemen: Iran official
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to carry out any necessary measures in order to send humanitarian aid to the oppressed and defenseless Yemeni people, said Amir Abdollahian.
Crisis will continue to plague the Al Saud family
An Iranian expert says an unexpected Saudi cabinet reshuffle which has brought to power a team of novices will provoke a political storm in the kingdom.
Future holds more infighting in store for Saudi Arabia
The former king managed to keep Saudi Arabia united, with his demise, more division will emerge, says a former Iranian diplomat.
The objectives Saudis pursue in airstrikes against Yemen
It is no longer possible to stir up insecurity in the region and buy security at home, writes Sadegh Kharrazi, a former Iranian diplomat.