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US seeks fallback Saudi bases in case of Iran tensions

Members of the Royal Saudi Land Forces and the US Army participate in a closing ceremony during one of their latest joint military exercises. (SPA) February 19, 2021 The US military is looking for fallback bases in Saudi Arabia to prevent its troops deployed there from becoming obvious targets in the event of [...]

By |February 19th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Arab Coalition: Houthis part of Iran’s political game

Colonel Turki al-Malki, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, last April. (AP) February 17, 2021 Saudi-led Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said the Houthi militias in Yemen do not have the power to make independent decisions as they are being controlled [...]

By |February 17th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia will continue to treat Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthis as terrorists

Newly recruited Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle, Jan 3, 2017. (AFP) February 15, 2021 Saudi Arabia will continue to treat Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis as a terrorist organization regardless of whether the United States decided to designate the group as such, the Kingdom's permanent representative to the UN said. “We will [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport causes plane fire

A picture taken on June 12, 2019 shows the entrance of Abha airport in the southwest of Saudi Arabia. (AFP) February 10, 2021 The Arab Coalition on Wednesday said a terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia caused a fire in a civilian plane, according to an Al [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US general says Washington will help Saudi Arabia defend against ‘common threat of Iran’

Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, (AFP) February 9, 2021 The US will continue to help Saudi Arabia defend itself “efficiently and effectively” against the common threat of Iran, Washington’s military chief in the region said on Monday. Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command (Centcom), said nothing had been [...]

By |February 9th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Iran’s militias pose a threat to Arab countries’ stability: Saudi Arabia’s FM

Saudi Arabia's FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan speaks during the 41st GCC Summit in Al-Ula. (Reuters) February 8, 2021 Iran’s support for militias across the region pose a threat to the security and stability of Arab countries, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said on Monday, during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo. [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

US ‘deeply troubled’ by Iran-backed Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia

US State Department Spokesman Ned Price speaks to the press, Feb. 2, 2021. (Screengrab) February 8, 2021 The United States is deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and is calling on the militia group to cease further attacks on civilian areas, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price. “As the President is [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Regional allies, including Saudi Arabia, needed in new Iran deal talks: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend a meeting in Rungis, near Paris, France, October 11, 2017. (REUTERS) January 29, 2021 Talks on a new Iran deal will need to have the participation of countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday. “Dialogue with Iran will be rigorous, and they will [...]

By |January 29th, 2021|Europe, Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Arab Coalition thwarts two attacks by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

Photo released by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Mar. 4 showing the new fishing boat design for the Houthi suicide drone boat program. (Supplied) January 22, 2021 The Arab Coalition fighting against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement said had it thwarted two attacks by the Houthis on Friday morning, including destroying an explosive-laden boat in the southern [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iranian Guard drones in drill mirror those in Saudi attacks

A suicide drone approaches the target during a drill. Iran's IRGC conducted a drill that saw "suicide drones" crash into targets and explode,  Jan. 15, 2021. (AP) January 15, 2021 Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Friday that saw “suicide drones” crash into targets and explode, triangle-shaped aircraft that strongly resembled those used in [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|