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UK believes Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks: PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference. (REUTERS) September 23, 2019 Britain believes Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil facilities and will work with the US and European allies on a joint response, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. The US and Saudi Arabia have already [...]

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

Saudi official: We hold Iran accountable for oil facilities attack

Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. (AP) September 21, 2019 Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir reiterated on Saturday the Kingdom’s charge that Iranian weapons were used in the attack against Aramoc oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais last week. “It was done with Iranian weapons, [...]

By |September 21st, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iran says ready for ‘any scenario’

Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the command of the Islamic Revolution Guards. (Press TV) September 21, 2019 Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps said that his forces were ready for “any scenario.” General Hossein Salami said Saturday that his forces have carried out a "war exercise and are ready for any scenario." He [...]

By |September 21st, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Sen Graham calls on Pentagon for strong response to Iran

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. (Getty) September 21, 2019 Republican Senator Lindsey Graham in a series of tweets on Friday has urged the Pentagon not to think of a limited response to Iran in the wake of attacks on [...]

By |September 21st, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

US military to present several options to Trump on Iran

US President Donald Trump. (Reuters) September 20, 2019 The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. In a White House meeting, the president will [...]

By |September 20th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi minister says complacency towards Iran will encourage further hostilities

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters)H.E. Adel Ahmed AL-JUBEIRMinister for Foreign Affairs ofSAUDI ARABIA September 20, 2019 Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday complacency towards Iran will encourage it to commit further hostile acts which will have implications for the international community’s peace [...]

By |September 20th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Pentagon: All indications show Iran in some way responsible for Saudi attacks

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. (REUTERS) September 19, 2019 All indications show that Iran is in some way responsible for the attacks on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities, Jonathan Rath Hoffman, the Chief Pentagon Spokesperson for the Department of Defense, said [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Iran’s Zarif: Any Saudi Arabian, US strike on Iran will result in ‘all out war’

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. (AP) September 19, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Thursday that any US or Saudi military strike against his country would result in an “all out war.” “I am making a very serious statement that we don't want war; we don't want to engage [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Khamenei approved Saudi attack

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Iran's military commanders on the "Navy Day" on November 28, 2018. (IRIB) September 19, 2019 An American report revealed Wednesday that Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei had approved the attack against two Saudi Aramco oil facilities last week. He gave his blessing “but only on the condition that [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iranian regime’s threatening behavior will not be tolerated, Pompeo says after meeting with Saudi crown prince

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Sep 18, 2019. (Reuters) September 19, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said Iranian strikes on key Saudi oil installations will not go unpunished as he reaffirmed his country's support for Saudi Arabia in a meeting [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|