Iran’s Prosecution of Arab Separatist Highlights Supposed Saudi Ties

Iran has a centuries-long history of separatist movements, often backed by foreign powers, including Portugal, Great Britain, and Russia.  Many separatist movements took on an ethnic character, with various minorities—Kurds and Azeris, for example—claiming their own homelands.  Iran’s Arabs, many centered on the towns of Khorramshahr and Ahwaz, also agitated for independence beginning in the first decade of the 20th century. Continue reading

Iran Seeks To Reestablish Embassy and Consulate in Saudi Arabia Before Hajj

On 10 March 2023, regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia announced a deal to restore diplomatic relations for the first time in more than seven years. On 6 April 2023, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, met in Beijing to discuss the technicalities of resuming ties. Continue reading

Legacy Articles On Iran

2024-04-15 Spotlight on Vatanpour, Iran’s “Most Active” Airbase (Michael Rubin)2024-04-15 Iran Hints It Will Supply Air Defense Weaponry to Palestinians (Michael Rubin)2024-04-15 Iran Rationalizes Russia’s Pro-Arab Position on Disputed Islands (Michael Rubin) 2024-03-01 Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Seeks Dominant Role in … Continue reading