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Saudi Arabia Is Iran's New National Security Threat

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

TEHRAN, Iran -- If Gulf countries want to solve the problems plaguing the Arab world, they should work with Iran, not against it.

This May Be the Beginning of the End of the Saudi Monarchy

Ali Al-Ahmed | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
Ali Al-Ahmed

Saudis are becoming increasingly disillusioned and angry with their government's domestic and economic policies, and the government's foreign policies are slowly becoming less popular as well. Now, after his execution, Nimr is emerging as an icon to the Shiite Arab community. And the fate of Arab governments who have executed Shiite religious leaders is haunting. Nearly all of them have collapsed.

The Saudi-Iranian Escalation Will Bring Even More Bloodshed to the Mideast

Ian Bremmer | Posted 01.07.2017 | World
Ian Bremmer

The current fight will play out not in Saudi Arabia or Iran, but in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. Diplomatic breakthrough to these conflicts depends on the willingness of Saudi Arabia and Iran to pressure their proxies to make peace. The current enmity will make that nearly impossible for the foreseeable future.

Former Iranian President: Saudi-Iran Clash Is About Power, Not Religion

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.19.2016 | World

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the 1979 revolution. He answered these questions for The WorldPost ...

Iran Threatens To Leave Syria Talks, Issues Warning To Saudis

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

Iran said on Monday it would quit Syria peace talks if it found them unconstructive, citing the "negative role" of Saudi Arabia, in the latest twist i...

Why Bridging the Iran-Saudi Divide Is Vital for Peace in Syria and the Region

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 10.30.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Rather than trying to constrain Iran and isolate it in its own region, the leaders of Saudi Arabia should acknowledge that Iran is their neighbor and that they can and should live in peace with each other.

It Is Untenable to Seek a Nuclear Agreement With Iran While Also Arming its Opponents

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

There is no logic in seeking a nuclear agreement with Iran while at the same time arming the very nations in the region that oppose the agreement.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Saudi King Salman May Visit Washington After All | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, whose absence at the Obama administration's just-concluded summit with Sunni Arab leaders pro...

The Iran Talks: Saudi-Arabia Is Getting Out of the Closet

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Iran nuclear talks are causing ripples in the Middle East and it is not in Israel where the level of concern and suspicion is at its height. Rather, it is in Saudi-Arabia, and it is being so disturbing that the usually secretive kingdom is going out of its way to display its intensifying displeasure with the Obama administration.

Iran, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Ideologically speaking, by proclaiming itself the safe-guarder of Islamic values Iran has been challenging Saudi Arabia's position in the Middle East for decades.

Iran Plot: Here We Go Again

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

So let's go slowly here. If the plot turns out to be both real and sanctioned by powerful people in Tehran, a strong response of some kind is warranted. But first let's make sure.

The Mystery Behind The Restaurant Iranians Allegedly Chose As Assassination Target

The New Republic | Timothy Noah | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

There is much that is troubling about this plot, which the Saudi embassy properly denounced as "a despicable violation of international norms, standar...

John Rudolf

Iran Behind Plot To Kill Saudi Envoy, U.S. Says | John Rudolf | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- An American citizen charged with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States intends to plead not guilty at a formal...

Andrea Stone

Saudi Assassination Plot 'Huge Deal': Would Have Been First Iranian Kill On U.S. Soil in 30 Years | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States represents a "huge deal" that would, had i...

Is This The New Cold War? | Posted 06.16.2011 | World

For three months, the Arab world has been awash in protests and demonstrations. It's being called an Arab Spring, harking back to the Prague Spring of...