Rouhani: Tehran will stand by Doha
In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.
Saudi Arabia is the largest and Iran is the least importer of weapons in the region
The Guardian writes on Monday 12 March 2018 that nearly half of US arms exports over the past five years have gone to the war-stricken Middle East, with Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the world’s second biggest importer, a report has shown.
Russia blocks UN resolution condemning Iran
Russia has vetoed a British-drafted resolution at the UN Security Council that condemned Iran regarding Yemen. Eleven countries voted in favor, two against (Russia and Bolivia), and two abstained (Kazakhstan and China). The resolution was vetoed by Russia.