Pan-Arab Issues

Iran: Assad’s Presidency Is a Red Line

December 6, 2015: Senior Advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, reiterated today that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad’s future presidency is a red line that is not negotiable for Tehran. He reiterated that

Pan-Arab Issues

Iran: Assad Must Remain In Power

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Adollahian stressed Iran’s support for Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, and said Assad should remain in power. Abdollahian said Assad should be included in the final statement of the Vienna-III


General calls Saudi “War Criminals”

November 2, 2015: Recent comments by high-level Iranian officials have indicated a heightened propagandistic rhetoric regarding Saudi Arabia and its role in the region. Last Thursday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General

Pan-Arab Issues

Iran in Syria to Antagonize Riyadh

October 21, 2015: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced on Wednesday that Iran has increased the number of military advisors on the ground in Syria. “Iran has sent

Pan-Arab Issues

Iran Propaganda In Overdrive On Yemen

October 19, 2015: Iranian rhetoric against terrorism has been ramping up, sharply criticizing both the West and Western-backed allies such as Saudi Arabia for its alleged strengthening of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State.