US anger at Iran role in Yemeni war

American officials have in a rare statement on 27 October confirmed the interception of weapons supplies by Iran to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. This comes as Iranian officials are beginning for the first time

Persian Spring

Top clerics warn about popular anger

The most senior Shia clerics in Iran met on 27 October with the leadership of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC). This included Ali Shamkhani, who is the Secretary General at the SNSC. According to

Pan-Arab Issues

Zarif in Moscow for more Syria planning

The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is due to be in Moscow on 28 October. Here he will meet with his Russian and Syrian counterparts to assess the military campaign against the Syrian opposition. Zarif’s


Anti-US; anti-Israel policies to stay

The Secretary General of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani, says latest political and economic deals signed with various countries will not impact Tehran’s fundamental foreign policy priorities. This includes Tehran’s commitment to