What is behind the convergence between Iran and Algeria?

Iranian senior Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri. (AP) By Yacine Boudhane September 7, 2016 Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Buterfa started his scheduled tour in several oil producing countries with a visit to Tehran last Saturday. Initiating his tour in Tehran indicates there have been  deep bilateral relations between the two countries. Iran has strengthened [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|Algeria|

Iranian first VP urges settlement of banking problems with Algeria

  Tehran and Algieras’ enthusiasm for boosting cooperation in the field of energy. (Getty) September 4, 2016 Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri in a meeting with Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa in Tehran on Saturday underlined the need for removing obstacles on the way of banking relations between the two countries. “Settlement of [...]

By |September 4th, 2016|Algeria|

Algeria: Iraq’s embassy accused of ‘spreading Iranian version of Shi’ism’

June 24, 2016 By Yacine Boudhane An announcement  released by Iraqi embassy  in Algeria granting  ‘facilitation for those who wish to visit Shi'i religious sites in Iraq’ has raised anger among Algerians who have been considered it as an Iraqi-Iranian coordinated attempt to spread Shi’ism in this predominately Sunni country. The unprecedented announcement which the [...]

By |June 24th, 2016|Algeria, Iraq|

Dangerous liaisons: Algeria and Iran’s unlikely partnership

Iran tries to indoctrinate and recruit Algerian Shiites who travel to Iraq on religious visits to the holy city of Karbala. (Fars) June 4, 2016 Since Algeria and the Islamic Republic of Iran restored relations in 2000, the two countries have forged an unlikely partnership, which has proven to be a source of [...]

By |June 4th, 2016|Algeria|

Iran, Algeria sign deals for vehicle production

  A line of Peugeot cars rolls out at the state-run Iran Khodro automobile manufacturing plant, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP) May 19, 2016 Iran and Algeria have signed a total of 19 memoranda of understanding (MoU) for the production of Iranian vehicles in the North African state, said a [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Algeria|

Iran, Algeria ink 19 MoUs

  Iran's President Hassan Rouhani checks a car during a ceremony marking the beginning of production of new Iran Khodro products, Dena+ and Peugeot 2008, in Tehran, Iran, May 2, 2017. (REUTERS) May 17, 2016 Iran and Algeria concluded a sum of 19 MoUs to expand their cooperation in auto industry and spare [...]

By |May 17th, 2016|Algeria|

Faisal Qassim: The Sahara is Moroccan, Algeria in the ‘Embrace’ of Iran

  The Al Jazeera Media Network logo is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon - RTX39N4R April 22, 2016 Faisal Qasim, the TV host of the popular Arabic-language talk show “The Opposing Perspective,” said the Western Sahara belongs to Morocco and that Algeria has fallen into [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara|

Debate over Existence of Shi’i Activism in Algeria

  Iranian Shia Muslims take part in a mourning ceremony during the Muslim month of Muharram. (AP) April 16, 2016 By: Yasin Godhan Algerian local press has reported today, Thursday, that yesterday a group of locals of Oran province shut down a mosque in the province to protest against what they viewed as [...]

By |April 16th, 2016|Algeria|

Tehran-Algeria ties developing/No way other than consultation, cooperation to solve problems

  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Getty) April 14, 2016 President Rouhani met with the Algerian Parliament Speaker Abdul Qadir bin Saleh and stressed making the best use of the post-sanctions atmosphere as a good opportunity to boost cooperation between the two countries and develop amicable and brotherly ties.  In this meeting which happened [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|Algeria|

Algeria deeply regrets deterioration of Saudi Arabia-Iran relations

Iran and Saudi Arabia flags. (Supplied)   January 4, 2016 Algeria "deeply regrets" the deterioration of the "difficult" relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran, said Monday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué. "Algeria follows with deep concern the escalation of tensions between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|Algeria|