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Posts Tagged: Saudi Arabia Iran

March 21, 2023 10:13 am

Saudi-Iranian Détente Could Spark Paradigm Shifts

Chinese mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran potentially signals paradigm shifts in Middle Eastern diplomacy and alliances. Sources also say that Bahrain, the Shiite-majority Gulf state...

May 2, 2022 10:30 am

How the Ukraine War Strengthened America, and Weakened Iran

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan was a geopolitical watershed. Its shockwaves continue to reverberate, magnified by the wars in Ukraine and Yemen. Coupled with the Russian...

April 25, 2022 8:12 am

Iran Confirms Fifth Round of Talks Held With Saudi Arabia

Regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia held a fifth round of "positive" talks in Baghdad last Thursday on normalizing bilateral relations, Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson...

October 20, 2021 11:51 am

Saudi Foreign Minister, US Special Envoy to Iran Discuss Nuclear Talks

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud and US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley met in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss the Iranian...

September 23, 2021 9:51 am

Saudi King Tells UN Kingdom Supports Efforts to Prevent Nuclear Iran

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that his kingdom supports efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, as...

May 19, 2021 11:51 am

Playing Politics: Saudi Arabia Targets Middle America

In a striking move, the Saudi embassy in Washington has hired a lobbying and public relations firm headquartered in the American heartland rather than the...

May 7, 2021 10:03 am

Saudi Arabia Wants to See ‘Verifiable Deeds’ From Talks With Iran, Says Official

A Saudi foreign ministry official said on Friday that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions, but added it was too...

April 28, 2021 10:49 am

Saudi Crown Prince Softens Iran Rhetoric in Balancing Act

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has taken a more conciliatory public stance towards Iran, trying to balance long-held animosity with economic considerations and bridge differences with...

April 14, 2021 10:37 am

Saudi Arabia Says It is Concerned About Iran Uranium Enrichment

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it was concerned about Iran's intention to start enriching uranium to 60% purity and said such a move could not...

February 1, 2021 5:12 pm

Bloomberg Editorial Board Calls for Biden to Demand Moves on Regional Security From Iran Before Nuclear Talks

The Bloomberg Editorial Board has called on President Joe Biden to "demand that Iran engage in good-faith peace talks with its neighbors" before making moves toward...

January 24, 2021 7:58 am

Saudi Arabia Is Sending Joe Biden Mixed Messages

Saudi Arabia seems to be betting that President Joe Biden will be sufficiently cautious to avoid a rupture in relations with the kingdom, despite criticism...

November 10, 2020 7:17 am

Saudi Chairmanship of G20 Proves a Mixed Blessing

Lockdowns and other public health safety measures, coupled with the evisceration of air travel, meant that numerous preparatory meetings and brainstorming sessions for the Saudi-chaired...

March 31, 2020 7:06 am

Saudi Arabia and Iran Both Persecute Religious and Ethnic Minorities

Arch rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran both violate the rights of religious and ethnic minorities. Victimized populations include Uighurs threatened with deportation to China, where...

March 10, 2020 5:07 am

Saudi Arabia Is Modernizing Fast

I recently took a trip to Saudi Arabia (SA) with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. I came away from this trip...


Fate of Israel’s Judicial Plan May Hang on June Parliament Vote

Israel's Knesset will hold a vote next week that could tip the scales against a drive by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-right coalition to curb the Supreme Court, a move...


Egyptian Attacker Was Most Likely Lone Wolf Jihadist, Israeli Sources Say

i24 News - The Egyptian border policeman who shot dead three Israeli soldiers on Saturday during a cross-border infiltration was most likely a jihadist who acted alone, Israeli security sources...

Middle East

Iran Reopens Embassy in Saudi Arabia as Saudis Seek Regional Recalibration

Iran on Tuesday reopened its embassy in Saudi Arabia, marking the beginning of the end of a seven-year diplomatic freeze between the two regional rivals. The opening follows an agreement mediated...

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