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U.S., Iran stalemate at U.N. makes conflict more likely

President Rouhani arrives to address the 73rd session of UN General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2018. (AP) By Yonah Jeremy Bob September 28, 2019 There was no meeting between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN. Both Trump and Rouhani hardened their positions, especially brushing aside French President Emmanuel Macron’s compromise [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

US to present report showing Iranian involvement in Saudi oil attacks: Diplomat

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) September 27, 2019 Washington will present a report on the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities after a US-Saudi-European investigation team found no relation [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

US to deploy Patriot battery, 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions with Iran

Soldiers work on a Patriot missile system, used around the world by the US military. (Getty) September 27, 2019 The United States will be deploying a Patriot battery, four Sentinel RADARs, and nearly 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia in response to the recent attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the US Department [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Raisi slams Rouhani following European condemnation over Aramco attack

Ebrahim Raisi, the head of the Iranian judiciary. (Reuters) September 26, 2019 Head of the Iranian judiciary Ebrahim Raisi slammed Wednesday President Hassan Rouhani for shaking hands with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron following a European statement holding Iran responsible for Aramco attacks. Raisi’s comments were made after Iranian websites circulated photos of the [...]

By |September 26th, 2019|Europe, Saudi Arabia|

Iran has committed ‘serious’ breaches of international law, says UK foreign secretary Raab

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks at the parliament on Iran. (Reuters) September 26, 2019 Iran has undertaken “serious and systemic” breaches of international law, the UK’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday. Raab said he hoped Britain could still work with Iran, but that could only happen if Iran “showed the [...]

By |September 26th, 2019|Europe, Saudi Arabia|

Pentagon chief: ‘Iran is responsible for extraordinary attack on Saudi Arabia’

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. (AFP) September 25, 2019 On Tuesday the US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, took to Twitter to state that having met with some of the US’s key allies, “The consensus is clear – Iran is responsible for the extraordinary attack on Saudi Arabia.” Esper added that the [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi minister Al-Jubeir: Saudi Arabia ‘considering all options’ in response to Aramco attack

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, February 19, 2017. (REUTERS) September 25, 2019 Saudi Arabia will consider all options in response to the attack on oil facilities blamed on Iran, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Tuesday. The Kingdom will complete the investigation "fairly soon" [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

UK, France, Germany say Iran responsible for Saudi Aramco attacks

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 on September 15, 2019. (Reuters) September 23, 2019 France, Britain and Germany said on Monday it is clear Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil facilities on [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Europe, Saudi Arabia|

Macron: Saudi attacks do not help chances of a Trump-Rouhani meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) gestures next to US President Donald Trump (R) during the annual Bastille Day on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. (AFP) September 23, 2019 The Sept. 14 attack on Saudi oil facilities have not helped diplomatic efforts to organize talks between U.S. President Donald Trump [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Europe, North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Houthi leaders say they covered for Iran for Saudi Aramco attacks

This satellite overview handout image obtained Sept. 16, 2019, courtesy of Planet Labs Inc. shows damage to an oil infrastructure from weekend drone attacks at Abqaig on Sept. 14, 2019, in Saudi Arabia. (AFP) September 23, 2019 Leaders of the Iran-backed Houthi militia have told Saudi Arabian officials that they did not carry [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|