Saeid Jafari


Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) and Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani attend a news conference after an extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of GCC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 9, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

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Why region should prepare for long Saudi-Iranian confrontation

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Despite the efforts of smaller players such as Kuwait and Oman to defuse tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, there is little on the horizon suggesting an end to Riyadh’s determination to directly confront Tehran.

As Iran's election nears, cracks appear in conservative camp

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Despite the Principlist JAMNA coalition holding a preliminary vote to find a consensus candidate, Iranian conservatives remain divided a month before the country’s presidential elections.

How US strikes could bring Tehran, Moscow closer

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

The unanticipated US military strikes in Syria have opened a new chapter in the conflict that could eliminate disagreements between Iran and Russia regarding the future of Syria.

Why not all in Iran celebrate the Iranian New Year

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

While Nowruz is a relaxing 13-day holiday for most Iranians, the high number of road fatalities makes Nowruz also a time of sadness for many.

Ahmadinejad retakes spot on Iran's political stage, despite ‘advice’

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 | Saeid Jafari, Contributor

Even though Iran's supreme leader has publicly "advised" him not to run for office, former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to think that it doesn't apply to his inner circle.

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Saeid Jafari

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Saeid Jafari is an Iranian journalist and Middle East analyst. He has worked for such Iranian publications as Aseman, Khordad, Mosalas and Mehrnameh. He is the editor of the international and diplomatic section of the weekly Seda in addition to working for Khabar Online. Jafari has also published English-language articles in Iran Review. On Twitter: @jafariysaeid

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