By Bruce Riedel
Saudi Arabia is pressing the Trump administration to become more involved in supporting its war in Yemen.
TEHRAN – Addressing the Moscow security conference on Wednesday, Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Washington is pursuing a new version of “global fascism” in the post-Cold War era to hold its grip on the international order through “commercialization of security.”
TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the presidential candidates should set sights on the people and not pin hopes on outsiders.
TEHRAN - Moscow hopes Washington will realize that the Iran nuclear deal is viable after reviewing it, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Friday.
By John Nilsson-Wright
Calculated ambiguity and coercive diplomacy appear to be at the heart of U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with North Korea. As a candidate, Trump seemed to revel in keeping his opponents guessing — for example when he announced his “secret plan” for dealing with the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIL).
For the moment, fear of U.S. retaliation appears to have dissuaded North Korea from conducting another nuclear test. But the respite is only temporary.
By Richard Javad Heydarian
Since his ascent to presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to upend Philippine foreign policy. In stark contrast to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, he has as frequently lavished China with praise as he has lambasted America with verve and venom.
The ascent of Donald Trump, the volatility of his foreign policy and his tendency to fire off tweeted threats to nuclear-armed adversaries has brought one more wild card to the Korean peninsula, which already had more than its fair share.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – The recent U.S. military intervention in Syria will have no impact on the Astana talks and Iran, Russia, and Turkey carry on with their agenda to find a political solution to the Syrian war, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said.
TEHRAN – Iranian director Mohsen Eslamzadeh’s “Alone among the Taliban” has won the best documentary award at the 44th Athens International Film and Video Festival in the United States.
In less than two weeks’ time, France will go to the polls.
By Alastair Sloan
British Prime Minister Theresa May is often, and superficially, compared to the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who led the country at a time when arms sales to Saudi Arabia were very much in vogue.
By Patrick Cockburn
In the final days before Turks vote in a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers and effectively end parliamentary government, the mood in Turkey is prone to conspiracy theories and suspicion of foreign plots
TEHRAN – Reacting to the U.S. missile attacks on an airfield in Syria, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Iran won’t “retreat from the field”.
By Emily Rauhala
The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping summit was off to a good start: Xi nailed the handshake.
By Adam Taylor
Nice, Berlin, London and now Stockholm. Over the past year, terrorist attacks using vehicles have become a sad fact of life in Europe.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – Iran has strongly condemned the U.S. for its missile attack on an airfield in Syria on Friday morning, warning that such unilateral measures will “strengthen failing terrorists” in the Syrian battlefield.
By Richard W. Rahn
April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I — a war that claimed the lives of about 38 million people.
TEHRAN – U.S. Senate has postponed a bill to impose new sanctions against Iran due to “concerns” about Iran’s upcoming presidential election, Republican Senator Bob Corker has said.
By Christopher Green
U.S. President Donald Trump has sent Xi Jinping a clear message before the two meet in Florida later this week.
By Ali Kushki
TEHRAN – A top Iranian military official has said his country won’t surrender to the U.S. days after a top American military official made military threats against Iran.
By Dominique Moisi
Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, France is poised to hold an election that could make or break the European Union.
By Mary Ellen O'Connell
The United States is acknowledging a role in an air attack in Mosul, Iraq, where the civilian death toll appears to exceed 140 people.
With U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meeting in Ankara on March 30, he became the first senior official in U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to visit Turkey.
Iraqi officials have launched an investigation into two airstrikes by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIL (Daesh) terrorist group that claimed the lives of more than 200 people in the country’s northern city of Mosul last week.
TEHRAN - Iran has blacklisted 15 American companies for backing Israeli crimes and terrorism two days after Washington imposed bans on nearly a dozen foreign companies or individuals for aiding the Islamic Republic.
TEHRAN – Iranian director Nahid Hassanzadeh’s drama “Another Time” will compete in the 22nd Palm Beach International Film Festival next week.
TEHRAN - The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said on Friday.
TEHRAN – Iran has said it doesn’t need to ship its excess heavy water to abroad if its stock exceeds a limit set by its nuclear deal with major powers.
By Hamish McRae
Beware the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was warned before his fatal visit to the Roman forum on 15 March, or at least that is what Shakespeare would have us believe.