Tag Archives: Yemen

The Widening Saudi–Iran Divide

“In order to decrease tensions and enter into a process of cooperation, Riyadh and Tehran must gain a correct understanding of each other’s national security threats. The cooperation option should entail Riyadh and Tehran to openly and without preconditions enter into bilateral dialogue and put all of their security concerns and aims on the negotiations […]

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The Heat: Yemen Crisis

“He was a dominant figure in Yemen — ruling the country for more than three decades before being deposed in 2012. But despite being out of office, Ali Abdullah Saleh continued playing a key role in the country’s ongoing conflict — until his death at the hands of the rebel group he once supported.” Full […]

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War not bringing security for S.Arabia: Former Iranian diplomat

War and military aggression would not lead to establishing security, Mousavian said in a televised forum hosted by CGTN (China Global Television Network). Diplomacy should have been put on Saudis’ agenda from the very beginning of the conflict in order to reach peace through dialogue, according to Mousavian. Read More “War not bringing security for […]

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Part 2, Interview – The Heat: Yemen crisis

Tonight’s panel has the latest on the crisis and its symptoms: Sama’a Al-Hamdani, a Yemeni political affairs commentator Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, He is a columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper, AlYaum and The Arab News Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian diplomat is a Middle East expert at Princeton University Radhya Almutawakel, president of the Mwatana Organization […]

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Part 1, Interview – The Heat: Yemen crisis

Tonight’s panel has the latest on the crisis and its symptoms: Sama’a Al-Hamdani, a Yemeni political affairs commentator Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, He is a columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper, AlYaum and The Arab News Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian diplomat is a Middle East expert at Princeton University Radhya Almutawakel, president of the Mwatana Organization […]

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Interview: “What is Iran’s endgame in Syria?”

“In this UpFront special, Mehdi Hasan challenges Iranian policymaker and former diplomat Hossein Mousavian to explain Iran’s policies in the region and what some see as the double standards with regards to Yemen and Bahrain.” Full Interview on YouTube “What is Iran’s endgame in Syria?” Al Jazeera UpFront, May 26, 2017.

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Interview: U.S. Threatens Nuclear Deal it Admits Iran Respects – How Will Tehran Respond?

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former senior Iranian diplomat, analyzes the Trump administration’s “review” of the Iran nuclear agreement despite acknowledging that Tehran is fulfilling its obligations, and discusses the threat of a worsening proxy war in Yemen, Iran’s support for Bashar al-Assad, the upcoming Iranian presidential elections, and the possibility for Tehran-Washington cooperation on Syria […]

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Trump’s ‘moderate’ defense secretary has already brought us to the brink of war

Am I exaggerating? Ask the Iranians. “Boarding an Iranian ship is a shortcut” to confrontation, says Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, former member of Iran’s National Security Council and a close ally of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Even if a firefight in international waters were avoided, the Islamic Republic, Mousavian tells me, “would retaliate” and has “many […]

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Why Iran doesn’t want to stay in Yemen

Why Iran doesn’t want to stay in Yemen he Ansar Allah movement in Yemen, commonly known as the Houthis, has always extended a very special respect for the Islamic Republic of Iran. While not as deep as portrayed in Western media, ties between Iran and Ansar Allah go back in time. Indeed, the founder of […]

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What Obama should say to King Salman during his visit

The relationship between Iran and its southern Arab neighbors — namely, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states — has been turbulent for the past few decades. The GCC states were under the shadow of Iraq and Iran, the two prevailing powers in the Persian Gulf, for much of the 20th century, with the latter historically being the more […]

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