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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|

Imran apprises Saudi leadership of Iran talks

King Salman receives Imran Khan in Riyadh during the Pakistani prime minister's visit to Saudi Arabia. (SPA) October 16, 2019 Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a one-day visit to the Kingdom aimed to help reduce tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. During the meeting, [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

‘Constructive Talks’ for Imran Khan in Tehran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran, October 13, 2019. (REUTERS) October 14, 2019 Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding that he will travel [...]

By |October 14th, 2019|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

Iran says ready for talks with Saudi, with or without mediation

Iran foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi. (AFP) October 12, 2019 Iran is prepared to hold talks with Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Asked about reports that Khan, due to arrive in [...]

By |October 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Pakistan denies reports Saudi Arabia sought dialogue with Iran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting at the Saadabad Palace, in Tehran, Iran, April 22, 2019. (AP) October 12, 2019 The Pakistani foreign ministry on Friday has denied media reports that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sought a dialogue between Saudi Arabia [...]

By |October 12th, 2019|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

US deploying 3,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions with Iran

Mark Esper, US Defense Secretary. (AFP) October 11, 2019 The Pentagon said Friday it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia, boosting the country's defenses after attacks on its oil installations blamed on Iran. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorized the deployment of two more Patriot missile batteries, one [...]

By |October 11th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|