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Time for action not words if Iran really wants to be a good neighbor

  • Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has been claiming that one of his administration’s priorities is to improve ties with Tehran’s neighbors, including the Gulf states. But such statements are only collections of words unless they are followed by tangible actions. Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, who...
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Saudi-UAE ties far stronger than Iran would like

  • In order to divide and rule, one of the core pillars of the Iranian regime’s foreign policy is to create rifts between long-term allies by playing up or capitalizing on disagreements and disputes. One example was during the Trump administration, when the theocratic establishment fully exploite...
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The dangers of a US return to Iran nuclear deal

  • In spite of major opposition from many senators and regional powers to the US pursuing appeasement policies toward the Iranian regime, the Biden administration is going ahead with its plan to rejoin the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, which would see it lift sancti...
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US and Gulf share concerns on climate change

  • It is fair to say that there has been some nervousness among Gulf states about the new Biden administration. New President Joe Biden’s intention to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, together with the potential for a more distant relationshi...
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Iran’s role in Yemen part of regime’s ideological crusade

  • The Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the weekend’s drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco plants at the heart of the Kingdom’s oil industry. The targets were the world’s biggest oil processing facility at Abqaiq near Dammam in the Eastern Province and the country’s second-largest oilfie...
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Crown Prince’s White House visit a major concern for Iran

  • United States President Donald Trump is hosting Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday. The visit is critical as it highlights the warmer relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia. Last year, the US president selected Saudi Arabia as the first country to visit in...
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Iran’s Khamenei — the Middle East’s Hitler?

  • In an interview with The New York Times, published last Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, “the new Hitler of the Middle East.”...
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Saudi crown prince is a force for moderation, unlike Tehran

  • This week, Iran’s state-owned media hailed the regime for supposedly being a constructive player in the region and creating hope for the younger generation. Tehran claims that President Hassan Rouhani, with the blessing of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — who has long seen himself as leader of the...
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