Iran under increasing isolation

With each passing day, Iran is experiencing further international and regional isolation, with a growing number of countries voicing concerns about Tehran's policies.  Barack Obama leaving office signaled the beginning of the end of a "golden era" for Iran, and a major shift in the balance of power and political tones. One recent example is the joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia and Malaysia strongly condemning Iran's meddling in the Middle East.  This lashing left the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman no choice but resorting to a weak reaction showing Tehran's utter regret. "The Islamic Republic's principled policies are based on non-interference in the affairs of other countries and abiding by an approach hinging on good neighborliness," said Bahram Ghasemi, according to Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency. Saudi king Salman's visit to Malaysia followed strong remarks made by Saudi foreign minister Adel...(Read Full Post)