Since the Houthi rebels usurped control of Sana‘a in 2014, Yemen has been an important flashpoint in this competition for regional influence with Riyadh and Yemeni forces loyal to the UN-recognized Yemeni government waging war against the Iranian-backed insurgents for nearly seven years.
The danger increased when the Taliban killed Iranian diplomats in 1998.
oday, June 18, a 59,310,307-strong Iranian electorate, including 1,392,148 new voters, are voting to elect their eighth president.
The Saudi-Iranian relations, although improved for a short period in the 1990s, cooled off with the geopolitical shift in the Middle East following the U.
”VIDEO: Israel Strikes Iranian "Mother Ship" As Shadow War at Sea Heats UpOn the other hand, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in a speech in July 2019, with an F-35 warplane in the background, stated that Israel was being threatened by Iran.
It was speculated that some groups close to Iran could have been behind the attacks on the protesters as the demonstrators were strongly against Iranian influence on Iraq.
head of the Syria conference to be held in Russia’s Sochi city Turkish, Russian and Iranian foreign ministers met on Sunday in Turkey's Mediterranean city of Antalya.
n the biggest battle of the ongoing Syrian war for Aleppo since July 2012, the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian allies benefited from the international community’s discord to corner the rebels into a small area of the city.
The ways in which the recently crushed coup attempt in Turkey, which terrorized the country, was discussed in Iran, or by Iranians in and outside the country, had a lot to do with how they read their recent past.
While Turkey was West-oriented, the Iranian revolution of 1979 created tension with Ankara, as Turkey’s ruling secular elite viewed Iran’s new regime as a threat.
Following the Astana Talks format, a meeting on Syria was also held on the same day with the participation of Russian President Putin and Iranian President Raisi.
But Israel is prone to hit the Syrian regime or Iranian forces, while Russia tolerates the Israeli air assaults, also protecting the Syrian forces.
n August 2021, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) published an infographic containing the list of prominent Iranian individuals, who were killed by assassinations with 24 losing their lives out of 28 individuals targeted.
While the spymaster of the al-Assad regime Ali Mamlouk met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the Secretary General of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani in Tehran on February 28, the president of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad received Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Asghar Haji in Damascus on March 1.
-Iranian relations, it is not easy to restore ties once they have deteriorated.
Some of the challenges Ankara faces are the protests by Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), restrictions on necessary military hardware by NATO allies, the geographic depth and height of the PKK hideouts, and the proximity of the Qandil Mountains to the Iranian border.
According to the Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi Ali Chegeni, "If both countries launch a rupee-rial trade mechanism, the bilateral trade could grow to $30 billion.
This became a tradition that continues on from the ninth century seen in the Iranian interference in Yemen’s affairs.