Iranians wave a national flag during a protest in the northwestern city of Ardabil on Wednesday. Photo: STR/AFP

Talks a good starting point for Iran amid unrest

  • Tehran will not resolve the deep-seated grievances of its people by simply cracking down; it needs to re-engage with the US on nuclear deal
Topic |   Iran

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Iranians wave a national flag during a protest in the northwestern city of Ardabil on Wednesday. Photo: STR/AFP
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh. Photo: AFP

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman slams Iran’s ‘harmful’ expansion after street protests

  • The region’s leading Shiite and Sunni powers have no diplomatic ties and are at odds over a range of issues, including the wars in Syria and Yemen
  • Saudi leaders regularly accuse Iran of stirring conflicts by supporting Shiite movements in the region. Tehran denies the charges
Topic |   Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh. Photo: AFP
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