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Saudi cabinet calls for joint efforts to ‘counter Iranian terrorism’

The Saudi cabinet of ministers meet during a session on Tuesday chaired by King Salman. (SPA) September 18, 2018 Saudi Arabia’s cabinet of ministers held a session on Tuesday chaired by King Salman in which they called for joint efforts in countering Iranian’s terror activities in the region. At the session, the cabinet [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Saudi Arabia|

US judge orders Iran to pay $105m over 1996 Khobar Towers bomb in Saudi Arabia

Chief Judge Beryl Howell entered a default judgment against Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp. (Reuters) September 11, 2018 A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Monday ordered Iran to pay $104.7 million to victims of a June 1996 truck bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US military personnel, though [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi ambassador to Washington, Prince Khalid, shows evidence on ‘Hezbollah’ support to Houthis

Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrives on Capitol Hill, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Washington. (AP) August 17, 2018 Saudi Ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has said that the Kingdom will not allow the Houthi insurgents to become another “Hezbollah.” “Among the [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Panic in Iran over attack on two Saudi oil carriers

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) August 8, 2018 Conflicting statements issued in Iran on Tuesday unveiled panic over the attack on two Saudi oil carriers in the Red Sea’s Bab El-Mandeb Strait last month. Iranian media outlets quoted General Naser Shabani, a [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iranian Revolutionary Guards: We asked Houthis to attack Saudi oil tankers

Shabani also said that the Houthi militias in Yemen and Lebanese Hezbollah militias “represented Iran’s depth in the region.” (Supplied) August 8, 2018 An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander admitted that the Houthi attack that targeted the two Saudi oil tankers in Bab al-Mandeb Strait was carried out as per a request from the [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi official clarifies reports about admitting Iranian diplomat

Saudi Arabian Riyadh city view. (Shutterstock) August 7, 2018 A Saudi official has clarified reports that the Kingdom has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in Riyadh. The move is the first since the two countries broke off diplomatic ties in 2016, after Iran allowed protestors to [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|Saudi Arabia|

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|