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Jubeir says restoring ties with Iran hinges on its return to ‘normal state’

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters) January 24, 2020 Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that when Iran "returns to a normal state" then a restoration of ties with it is possible. Jubeir, speaking at a World Economic Forum panel in Davos, Switzerland [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Hezbollah’s disquieting presence in South America

Young Lebanese sit below posters of Shia leaders including Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah. (AP) January 8, 2020 With the elimination on Jan. 3 of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who oversaw the Islamic Republic’s web of regional proxy armies, attention is bound to turn sooner or later to Hezbollah, the Lebanese armed group whose [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces leader threatens attacks on Saudi, UAE, Bahraini embassies

Iran-backed Iraqi protesters use a plumbing pipe to break the bullet-proof glass of the US embassy's windows in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. (AFP) January 1, 2020 Secretary-General of the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), a branch of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, has threatened attacks on the embassies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

US investigation into Saudi Aramco attack says strikes came from north, ‘likely Iran’

Remains of the missiles which the Saudi government said were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh Wednesday. (Reuters) December 19, 2019 The US said new evidence and analysis of weapons debris recovered from an attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Sept. 14 indicates [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

How Iran supplies militant bomb factories in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama in 2017. (AFP) December 18, 2019 Bomb parts seized by security forces in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain match explosives supplied by Iran to Houthi militias in Yemen, a new report reveals. The electrical [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi minister receives head of Iranian Hajj organization

Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin mety with Ali Reza Rashidian, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Iran in Makkah, Dec 8, 2019. (SPA) December 9, 2019 The Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin received today in his office in Makkah Ali Reza Rashidian, head [...]

By |December 9th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s threat to the region can no longer be tolerated

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (REUTERS) December 6, 2019 “Iran is a threat to the entire region and its aggression can no longer be tolerated,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Friday at the Mediterranean Dialogues conference on the future of the [...]

By |December 7th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

‘Time to take out our swords’ – Inside Iran’s plot to attack Saudi Arabia

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. (REUTERS) November 25, 2019 Four months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, Iranian security officials gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran. The group [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Al-Jubeir calls for ‘deterrence not appeasement’ to halt Iranian aggression towards Saudi Arabia

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters) November 25, 2019 Deterrence is the only way to stop Iran from destabilizing the Middle East and attacking Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s minister of state for foreign affairs said Saturday. An investigation into a drone and missile attack against Saudi oil facilities in [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iranian newspaper suggests targeting US, Saudi ‘strategic facilities’

Kayhan newspaper, whose editor-in-chief Hossein Shariatmadari was appointed by Khamenei, described the suggested retaliation as a legitimate right for Iran. (AFP) November 22, 2019 A hardline newspaper affiliated with the office of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei suggested on Wednesday that targeting “strategic military and economy centers” of the US, Israel, France, and [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|