Arash Karami

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C-L) takes part in a rally marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Tehran, June 23, 2017. (photo by STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

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With Qatar isolated by GCC, Iran steps in

Monday, Jun. 26, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

After Saudi Arabia asked Qatar to cut relations with Iran, Iranian and Qatari leaders said they plan to expand ties.

The reason Tehran is against referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iranian leaders and media have expressed strong opposition to the September referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iran's missile strikes in Syria send 'message' to region

Monday, Jun. 19, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

According to Iranian officials, Tehran's strikes on Islamic State fighters inside Syria carried a wider message.

The real reason Iran is pointing finger at Riyadh for IS attack

Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

Iranian officials have pointed the finger at Saudi Arabia as the culprit behind the attack by the Islamic State on Tehran.

Rouhani to domestic critics: Peace more daring than war

Monday, Jun. 12, 2017 | Arash Karami, Contributor

After the first-ever attack by the Islamic State against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani will have a difficult time pushing for compromise with regional countries and reducing tensions.

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