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Saudi Arabia: Security Council inaction allowed Iran to arm Houthis

Saudi Arabia Ambassador Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP) July 28, 2018 Saudi Arabia lamented on Friday the United Nations Security Council’s inaction on Yemen, which it said helped Iran arm the Houthi militias. Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdallah al-Mouallimi condemned in the strongest [...]

By |July 28th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis target Saudi oil tanker in Red Sea off Yemen’s Hodeidah

A soldier walks at Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, May 10, 2017. (Reuters) July 26, 2018 A Saudi oil tanker was targeted on Wednesday by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in an attack that has been condemned by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said [...]

By |July 26th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

First batch of Iranian Hajj pilgrims arrives in Saudi Arabia

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (AP) July 19, 2018 The first batch of Iranian pilgrims for this year's Hajj arrived in the holy city of Madinah on Wednesday, reported the Saudi Press Agency. They were transported upon [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Saudi Arabia|

Top US official visits Saudi Arabia to discuss policy on Iran

Frank R. Fannon, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources. (Supplied) July 9, 2018 Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Frank R. Fannon will arrive in Jeddah as part of a multinational visit to Zagreb, Croatia, Brussels and Belgium. In Jeddah, he will join a delegation led by Brian Hook, [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi-US oil market coordination stokes Iranian fear

Saudi Arabia has led OPEC to increase production by about 1 million barrels per day as of July 1, to compensate for any shortage of oil supplies as a result of faltering production in Venezuela and Iran. (Reuters) July 3, 2018 The Saudi-US agreement on Sunday to stabilize oil markets and offset any [...]

By |July 3rd, 2018|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi-led coalition ministers discuss strategies to confront Iran in Yemen

Part of the meetings of the Saudi-led coalition information ministers. Ghazi Mahdi. (Asharq Al-Awsat) By Asmaa alGhaberi June 24, 2018 Ministers of information of the member states of the Arab Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen discussed during their first meeting in Jeddah Saturday the development of media plans for the coalition states to confront [...]

By |June 24th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia: Members of Iranian-trained cell condemned to death

Saudi Arabian city view with the Kingdom Tower, background, and 'Al-Faisalia Tower' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 9, 2011. (AP) June 8, 2018 The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh issued on Thursday death sentences against four Saudis accused of terrorism and espionage for Iran. The four defendants were also accused of forming a [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Saudi Arabia|

Mattis says rocket used in Houthi attack on Saudi tanker was delivered by Iran

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. (AP) May 30, 2018 US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that a rocket used by Yemen’s Houthis in an unsuccessful attack on a Saudi commercial ship in April was delivered by Iran. “The threat to the Red Sea shipping was pretty obvious when you saw the tanker [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Riyadh accuses Iran-backed Houthi militia for the most abuse committed against Yemenis

Photo showing the UN Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts, New York, May 22, 2018. (UN) May 23, 2018 Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN Abdallah Al-Mouallimi has said that Iran is the “key actor” responsible for Yemeni suffering. Al-Mouallimi was speaking at a Security Council open [...]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia ready to support oil market after US pullout from Iran deal

An aerial view of an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia at night. (Shutterstock) May 9, 2018 Saudi Arabia has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent oil supply shortages following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. “The kingdom will work with major oil producers within and outside OPEC, and with [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Saudi Arabia|