“Tehran stands with the Qatari nation and government… We believe that if there is a conflict between regional countries, pressure, threats or sanctions are not the right way to resolve differences.”
The demands include curbing ties with Iran and shutting down the news agency Al Jazeera.
The Supreme Leader criticised the US president’s policies towards Tehran and said his ‘destabilising measures’ will not work.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
41 suspects have also been arrested for having ties to the twin attacks that killed 17 in the city of Tehran last week.
Even as Kuwait mediates discussions, the leaders say they will not keep ties with a country supporting Islamist extremism and their arch enemy, Iran.
“No medium is ever “finished.” It is only an artist who can be finished.”
ISIS terrorists entered the Iranian parliament dressed as women and opened fire. Supreme Leader Khameini said these forces will be ‘eliminated soon’.
Trump’s West Asia tour has made the prospect of engagement and dialogue very remote. The region needs a strong dose of statesmanship and good sense for peace prospects to be revived.
Tehran is fostering a start-up industry as a possible motor to solve Iran’s unemployment crisis.
Dariush Shayegan, one of Iran’s prominent philosophers, talks about the direction the Islamic republic has taken, the failure of the Islamic revolution and the rise of Hindutva in India.
UAE’s foreign affairs minister Anwar Gargash, warned against the crisis less than a week after Saudi Arabia and the UAE signalled frustration at Qatar.
The villages taken by the Popular Mobilisation paramilitary force include Kojo, where ISIS fighters abducted hundreds of Yazidi women in 2014
Without protection, Iran’s spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
With a lavish welcome, Saudis convince Trump that Iran – not their own fundamentalism – is a bigger danger for the Middle East
Will President Rouhani, who has spoken up for gender equality, give women a chance in his second term?
In light of the recent arms deal between Saudi Arabia and the US worth over $100 billion, Iran is accusing the US of spreading fear against it throughout the Middle East.
His reaction comes after Trump singled out Iran as a key sponsor of militant groups and signed an arms deal worth billions of dollars with Saudi Arabia.
Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups and his words aligned with the views of his Saudi Arabian hosts.
President Trump has called on the new Iranian president to stop supporting activities creating instability in the Middle East.
With Hassan Rouhani re-elected, French President Emmanuel Macron has high hopes of better economic and cultural ties with Iran
Hassan Rouhani got 58.5% percent of the votes, while conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi came in with a distant 39%.
The big turnout favoured Rouhani, whose backers’ main worry has been apathy among reformist voters disappointed with the slow pace of change.
A high voter turnout in urban areas, where 70% of the population resides, is being seen as key to Hassan Rouhani’s re-election. But in rural areas, where voting turnout is typically high, Ebrahim Raisi’s platform of economic misery and more cash-handouts could find a resonance.
Two recent rallies in Tehran highlighted just how different the two candidates’ supporters and their concerns for the country are.
The election TV debates have shown the candidates to be out of touch and none of them seem able to articulate a programme to remedy the structure and perpetuation of social inequality.
Qalibaf, a former Revolutionary Guards commander and police chief, was one of the main conservative challengers to Rouhani – a pragmatist seeking a second term.
It is possible that Trump’s policy will push Iran to conduct more ballistic missile tests, get more involved in Yemen and play a counterproductive role in Iraq.
“This election is a real confrontation between a real Islamic Republic and a ceremonial one,” said Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karoubi.
Former president Mohammad Khatami reached out to voters through social media to gather support for Rouhani in upcoming Iran elections.
The Yemeni government rejected the new council formed by several senior figures that seek the secession of southern Yemen, saying it would deepen divisions.
Rouhani is trying to hold on to office by seeking support from reformist voters who are disillusioned by the economy and the slow pace of social reforms.
The number of women registering to run as candidates in Iran’s May 19 local elections is encouraging and it presents Iranians with the chance to reshape their government by putting more women in politics.
The supreme leader’s remarks criticising Rouhani’s promotion of a “Western influenced” education plan came ahead of the polls in which Rouhani seeks re-election.
The initiative was proposed by Russia, President Bashar al-Assad’s most powerful ally, with the support of Turkey and Iran, Assad’s other major ally.
Rouhani responded to the challenges posed over the nuclear deal payoff by saying oil prices have surged and the economy just needed more time to recover.
Rouhani has already won the backing of former president Mohammad Khatami, considered the spiritual leader of the reformists, who declared his support on his website on May 2.
Syria’s armed opposition rejected a Russian plan of creating safe zones in Syria, calling it a threat to the country’s territorial integrity.
With unilateral US sanctions still in place, Ebtekar said voters understood that it was not Rouhani’s fault that the nuclear deal had yet to improve their daily lives.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei played down the benefits of Rouhani’s landmark agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear activities in return for a lifting of international sanctions.