Six strategic proposals to improve Iran-Saudi relations
Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former diplomat and deputy secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, wrote in the Cairo Review of Global Affairs: The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran marks a deepening division between regional powers and international hegemons in the Persian Gulf. The Saudis and Iranians have to learn to cooperate or risk further confrontation.
“Subdued” and “Starless Dreams”
The feature “Subdued”, directed by Hamid Nematollahi, has won the Best Picture award at the Jounieh International Film Festival in Lebanon. The documentary “Starless dreams” will be screened in the Competition category of the Budapest Film Festival.
Hariri: Seeking best ties with Iran
In an interview with Paris Match, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri has said: “Lebanon is seeking to have the best ties with Iran, especially in the economic domain. But, this must be based on the mutual interests of both countries.”
Iranian President declares end to Daesh
The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has announced the end of the Daesh in the region and said: “Uprooting the terrorist group has been a great achievement.”
He added: “The terrorist organization, backed and armed by certain great powers and reactionary states in the region, plundered and pillaged ancient sites and museums in Iraq and Syria and sold the artifacts on international markets with the help of the very same governments supporting them.
U.S. House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah
On 26 October 2017 Reuters from Washington writes that the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday backed new sanctions on Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, part of an effort to take a tough line against Tehran without immediately moving to undermine an international nuclear agreement.