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Saudi King blames Iran For chaos, says strikes failed to hurt development

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) November 21, 2019 Saudi Arabia's King Salman struck a defiant note against the kingdom's enemies, saying on Wednesday that missile and drone strikes it blames on Iran had not halted development and reiterating that Riyadh will not hesitate to defend itself. In an annual [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia slams Iran’s ongoing deception over nuclear program

The Saudi cabinet of ministers meet during a session chaired by King Salman. (SPA) November 12, 2019 The Saudi government slammed on Tuesday Iran’s ongoing deception related to its nuclear program. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Riyadh. The cabinet hailed [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Riyadh: Iran must be held accountable for resuming uranium enrichment

A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. (AFP) November 9, 2019 A Saudi official underlined the need to hold Iran accountable over its last decision to resume uranium enrichment, a reference to its violation of the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. In comments [...]

By |November 9th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to fully cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog

The flag of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) waves in front of the IAEA building in Vienna. (AFP) November 8, 2019 Saudi Arabia has affirmed its support and appreciation for the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and its inspectors’ professionalism and high transparency. According to the report by Saudi [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iran used Google Maps to target Saudi oil facilities

A satellite image showing damage to oil/gas Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Khurais, in Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released by the US Government September 15, 2019. (Reuters) October 30, 2019 Saudi officials believe that Iran’s accurate attack on its state-owned Aramco oil facilities in September was not coordinated by an insider but [...]

By |October 30th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia’s al-Jubeir: Maximum pressure only way to get Iran to negotiate

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters) October 25, 2019 A senior Saudi official said on Thursday that a policy of appeasement would not work with Iran and that the only way to get Tehran to the negotiating table was to apply maximum pressure. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls for Int’l deal stopping Iran from acquiring nukes

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA) October 23, 2019 The Saudi cabinet discussed on Tuesday the importance of having a comprehensive international agreement that prevents Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons in any way and stops it from financing its terrorist activities in the region. The Custodian of the [...]

By |October 23rd, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

US Secretary of Defense Esper meets King Salman, asks NATO to protect Saudi Arabia from Iran

King Salman receives US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in Riyadh, October 22, 2019. (SPA) October 23, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in his office on Tuesday to discuss strategic cooperation between Riyadh and Washington, state news agency SPA reported. “Today, I discussed the deployment of [...]

By |October 23rd, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Pentagon chief visits Saudi Arabia as tensions simmer with Iran

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. (AFP) October 22, 2019 US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with tensions simmering between the United States and Iran, and Russia seeking to increase its regional influence. Al-Ekhbariyah television gave no details on the previously unannounced visit, which comes after Esper visited [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

US carried out cyber operation against Iran after Aramco attacks: US officials

A satellite image showing damage to oil/gas Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Khurais, in Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released by the US Government September 15, 2019. (Reuters) October 16, 2019 The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|