Iran’s hardline president-elect rules out Biden meeting, open to mending ties with Saudi Arabia

Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi ruled out on Monday a meeting with US President Joe Biden but said there were “no obstacles” to resuming diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, Shia Iran’s Sunni arch-rival, which have been severed for five years. Raisi added that he will not allow nuclear negotiations for the sake of negotiations, in his…

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U.N. suspends Iran’s voting rights over $16.2 million in unpaid dues

Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the removal of voting rights was “fundamentally flawed, entirely unacceptable and completely unjustified.” File Photo by Monika Graff/UPI | License Photo June 4 (UPI) — The United Nations has suspended the voting rights of Iran and four smaller African countries because they have not settled delinquent dues. The international body…

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