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US working with Arab Coalition to prevent Iran from arming Houthis: envoy

Brian Hook, left, the US special representative on Iran, listens to a member of the Saudi military forces at an army base in Al Kharj, south of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 21, 2019. (AFP) June 22, 2019 Iran’s use of surrogates to attack Saudi Arabia and destabilize the region needs to [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi official: Saudi Arabia working to minimize Iran influence in Iraq

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir accused Iran of committing "countless crimes" including seeking to destabilize the region. (Reuters) June 21, 2019 Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia is working on minimizing Iran’s influence in Iraq and strengthening relations with Baghdad. [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

Iran-backed Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Saudi’s Al-Shuqaiq

Debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed Abu Dhabi, which the Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthi rebels in Yemen, June 19, 2018. (AFP) June 20, 2019 A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (AP) June 14, 2019 Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday. “We have no reason to disagree [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iran-backed Houthi rocket targets Saudi Abha airport, 26 injured

A Houthi cruise missile fell on the arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 civilians, the Arab Coalition said. (Screengrab) June 12, 2019 A Houthi cruise missile fell on the arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 civilians, the Arab Coalition said on Wednesday. Eight of those [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia rescues injured crewman from ‘hostile’ Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen

The Iranian vessel “Savez” which disguises as a commercial ship supplies the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen with weapons. (Supplied) June 5, 2019 Saudi Arabia rescued on Tuesday an injured crew member from a “hostile” Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen. The crew member was airlifted from the Iranian-registered Saviz, which was more [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Expo shows evidence of Iranian military backing for Houthis

An exhibition held in Saudi Arabia showcased missiles, UAVs, boats and other equipment used by the Iran-backed Houthi in Yemen to target Saudi Arabia, May 30, 2019. (SPA) June 1, 2019 An exhibition held on Thursday on the premises of Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport showcased missiles, unarmed aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi King Salman at GCC Summit: Iran actions threaten regional, global security

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA) May 31, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman told an emergency Gulf Arab meeting on Thursday that Iran’s development of nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities threatened regional and global security. He said Tehran’s actions threatened international maritime trade and global oil supplies in [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks

Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf speaks during a preparatory meeting for foreign ministers in Tunis on March 29, 2019 ahead of the annual Arab summit. (AFP) May 31, 2019 Arab leaders began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers will [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls on Islamic nations to reject Iran’s ‘interference’

Three summits are taking place in the holy city this week. (SPA) May 30, 2019 Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Wednesday called on Islamic nations to reject Iran's "interference" in the affairs of other countries. "Tehran's support for Houthi rebels in Yemen is proof of Iranian interference in other nations' affairs and this [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|