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Saudi Arabia urges firm stand against Iran’s nuclear program

A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. (AFP) July 13, 2019 Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to take a firm stand against Iran's nuclear program, stressing the importance of stopping Iran’s transgressions and breaches of international agreements and treaties related to [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iran media celebrates Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia

Debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed in Abu Dhabi, which used by Houthi rebels Arab coalition forces. (AFP) July 6, 2019 In a growing and increasingly consistent sign that Iran is linked to the Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, Iranian media plastered their headlines with a story of drone attacks on Jizan airport in [...]

By |July 6th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Khamenei calls for politicization of Hajj

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (FARS) July 4, 2019 Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has called for politicization of the Islamic ritual of Hajj pilgrimage, describing it as “political work” on Wednesday. Khamenei said that not politicizing the Hajj was “a great mistake,” adding that to support the oppressed is an Islamic duty, [...]

By |July 4th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Nine injured in Iran-backed Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

A Houthi cruise missile fell on the arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 civilians, the Arab Coalition said. (Screengrab) July 2, 2019 Nine people were injured following an attack by the Houthi militia targeting Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport on Tuesday, the Arab Coalition said. "The terrorist attack on Abha [...]

By |July 2nd, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US says Saudi pipeline attacks originated in Iraq, pointing a finger at Iran-backed militias

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said that two oil-pumping stations for the East-West pipeline had been hit by explosive-laden drones. (Reuters) June 28, 2019 Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in May originated in Iraq, not Yemen, US officials have concluded, drawing questions from Iraqi officials who [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

King Salman meets Pompeo amid US-Iran tensions

King Salman welcomes US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (SPA) June 24, 2019 King Salman met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday in Jeddah for talks amid mounting tensions with Iran. Pompeo is also expected to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before flying for talks in the UAE, US officials [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

US working with Arab Coalition to prevent Iran from arming Houthis: envoy

Brian Hook, left, the US special representative on Iran, listens to a member of the Saudi military forces at an army base in Al Kharj, south of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on June 21, 2019. (AFP) June 22, 2019 Iran’s use of surrogates to attack Saudi Arabia and destabilize the region needs to [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi official: Saudi Arabia working to minimize Iran influence in Iraq

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir accused Iran of committing "countless crimes" including seeking to destabilize the region. (Reuters) June 21, 2019 Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia is working on minimizing Iran’s influence in Iraq and strengthening relations with Baghdad. [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

Iran-backed Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Saudi’s Al-Shuqaiq

Debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed Abu Dhabi, which the Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthi rebels in Yemen, June 19, 2018. (AFP) June 20, 2019 A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (AP) June 14, 2019 Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday. “We have no reason to disagree [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|