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Arab ministers condemn Iran’s support of Houthis as militia fire drone at Saudi target

An exhibition held in Saudi Arabia showcased missiles, unarmed aerial vehicles (UAVs), boats and other equipment used by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen to target Saudi Arabia. (SPA) September 12, 2019 The Arab ministerial committee has condemned Iran’s support for the Houthis’ targeting Saudi Arabia with ballistic missiles, state news agency SPA [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia calls on int’l community to deter Iran’s nuclear violations

A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, August 21, 2010. (Reuters) September 12, 2019 Saudi Arabia called on Wednesday the international community to take deterrent measures against Iran’s violations of the 2015 nuclear deal. Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan, the Kingdom’s ambassador to [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

‘Act of war’: Mattis says Obama’s inept response to Cafe Milano bomb plot ’emboldened’ Iran

Former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. (AP) By Kelly Jane Torrance September 5, 2019 Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he predicted years ago that Iran would escalate its provocations against the United States — and he partly blames the Obama administration’s anemic reaction to an Iranian plot to bomb a restaurant [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Iran-backed Houthi militia drones target Saudi airports

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, last April. (AP) August 5, 2019 Saudi air defenses intercepted Iran-backed Houthi militia’s drones targeting civilian airports on Monday, the Arab Coalition said, as the Houthis ramp up cross-border attacks. The coalition, in a [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi envoy to Yemen blames Iran for attacks in Aden

Soldiers carry the injured following a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden, Yemen August 1, 2019. (REUTERS) August 1, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s envoy to Yemen accused Iran of being behind an attack on a military parade in Aden on Thursday that the Houthi [...]

By |August 1st, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran is ready for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AP) July 31, 2019 Iran is ready for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency. “If Saudi Arabia is ready for dialogue, we are always ready for dialogue with our neighbors,” Zarif [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi King Salman approves hosting US troops to enhance security in region amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA) July 20, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz approved hosting US forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday. The US Defense Department confirmed the move in a statement, saying it [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

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|