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Yemen says Iran is arming Houthis with drones to attack Saudi Arabia

Saudi soldiers examine the remains of missiles in Riyadh. (AFP) April 17, 2018 The Yemeni government says that Iran supplied the Houthi rebels with drones used to attack Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, Riyadh said it shot down two drones in the south of the country and intercepted ballistic missiles launched by the Houthis in Yemen. The drones [...]

By |April 17th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia: Lack of UN resolve gave green light for Iran, Houthis to stage violations

A Saudi border guard patrols near Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, along the beach on the Red Sea, near Jizan. (Reuters) By Badr Al-Qahtani April 15, 2018 In a letter to the United Nations Security Council, Saudi Arabia has called for the international body implementing previously made commitments on Yemen's verification and inspection mechanism. [...]

By |April 15th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi air defenses intercept 3 Houthi ballistic missiles

Saudi soldiers stand on top of armored vehicles, on the border with Yemen at a military point in Najran, Saudi Arabia. (AP) April 12, 2018 Saudi air defenses intercepted on Wednesday three ballistic missiles fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. The missiles were directed towards the capital Riyadh and cities of [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

France, Saudi agree on need to curb Iranian ‘expansionism’

Macron called for “greater efforts to limit Iran’s ballistic activity and regional expansionism”. (Al Arabiya) April 11, 2018 President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that France agreed with Saudi Arabia on the need to curb Iranian “expansionism” in the Middle East, while also announcing a conference to boost humanitarian support for Yemen, where Riyadh [...]

By |April 11th, 2018|Europe, Saudi Arabia|

Saudi hails US stance on need to confront Iran’s threat

King Salman bin Abdulaziz, underlined Washington’s position on the need to confront Iran’s destabilizing actions. (SPA) April 4, 2018 Saudi Arabia hailed on Tuesday the stance of the United States in which it stressed the need to confront the Iranian threat in the region, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Meeting in Riyadh, the [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Houthi-Iranian attack targets Saudi oil tanker west of Hudaydah port

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) April 4, 2018 The spokesperson of the Arab coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen said that a Saudi oil tanker was subjected to a Houthi-Iranian attack on Tuesday afternoon. Col. Turki al-Maliki confirmed that at exactly [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

As long as Iran does not stop meddling in Yemen, there will be no end to the war

Playing the Houthi card. A tribesman loyal to the Houthi movement carries a cardboard model of a missile during a gathering in Sana’a.(Reuters) By Mohamad Kawas April 3, 2018 Seeing the many official statements from this capital city or the other calling for a quick and peaceful resolution to the crisis in Yemen, [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

There will be war with Iran if sanctions do not work, Saudi Crown Prince warns

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. (AFP) March 30, 2018 Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has once again urged the international community to squeeze Iran economically and politically, The Wall Street Journal reported on March 29. The Saudi crown prince told the WSJ that sanctions “will create more pressure on [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired by Houthis on Jazan

Saudi Arabia's air defense forces blocked tens of ballistic missiles fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias. (AFP) March 30, 2018 Saudi air defense intercepted, late Thursday, a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi Militia on Jazan and managed to destroy the missile before hitting any targets. On Wednesday, the Security Council strongly condemned [...]

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

Iran trains two Saudis to target oil pipelines

Saudi policemen form a check point in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP) March 30, 2018 The Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh issued a preliminary imprisonment sentences against two Saudis for planning terrorist acts that target oil pipelines in the western part of the Kingdom. The court sentenced the first man [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|Saudi Arabia|