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UK protects Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Houthi attacks, says defense secretary

A Houthi supporter holds up his rifle during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Reuters) September 04, 2020 UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Thursday that his country contributes to protecting Saudi Arabia against Houthi attacks. In an interview with Al Arabiya, Wallace blamed Iran for supporting terror through the Houthi militia [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Europe, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab coalition foiled Iran-backed Houthi attacks by air, sea

A Saudi border guard patrols near Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, along the beach on the Red Sea, near Jizan. (Reuters) August 31, 2020 The Arab Coalition supporting the Yemeni legitimate government intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden boat belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia which was targeting maritime routes south of the Red Sea, [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia: Lifting Iran arms embargo will lead to more destruction

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud chairs the cabinet session. (SPA) August 19, 2020 The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s call on the international community to extend the arms embargo against Iran. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the virtual cabinet meeting from Neom. [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls for extending arms embargo on Iran

Saudi soldiers reveal the remains of Iranian missiles intercepted over the Kingdom. (AFP) August 13, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s UN ambassador called for an extension of the arms embargo on Iran in a session on Thursday, Saudi press agency reported. “Iran smuggles weapons to militias which destabilize regional peace,” Abdul Aziz Al-Wasel said during [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Reading Ahmadinejad’s initiative on ending Yemeni conflict

Iranian former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP) By Track Persia July 28, 2020 Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a message to the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, presenting ideas for an initiative to end the war in Yemen, Saudi media reported. He suggested in his letter that the Saudi Crown Prince take [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran’s Ahmadinejad sends letter to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Reuters) July 27, 2020 Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly reached out to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a letter offering to work together on Yemen, despite the history of tensions between the two countries. Ahmadinejad, who served as Iran’s president from 2005 to [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Khobar bombing survivors’ representative: Evidence of Iranian officials’ involvement

The photo shows then US Defense Secretary William Perry, center, listening to then Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, left, at the blast site on June 29, 1996.  (Getty) July 24, 2020 The US government has evidence of the involvement of Iranian officials in the 1996 terrorist bombing of the [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi air defenses foil Iran-linked Houthi missile, drone strikes

The Houthis have for the past five years targetted various civilian areas and industrial sites in Saudi Arabia. (Reuters) July 13, 2020 Saudi Arabia's Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles and six drones fired by the "terrorist Houthi militia" toward Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, the alliance said early Monday. Colonel [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US court orders Iran to pay $879 mln to Saudi Arabia’s Khobar bombing survivors

Al-Khobar Towers military housing complex in Saudi Arabia hit by a bombing in 1996. (Reuters) July 10, 2020 A United States federal court has ordered Iran to pay $879 million to the survivors of the 1996 terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, where US forces lived, according to a law [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Arab Coalition says it destroyed Iran-backed Houthi explosive boats

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for Arab Coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, April 17, 2019. (AP) July 9, 2020 The Coalition to Fight Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it destroyed two Houthi explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea. The two remotely controlled boats were threatening navigation, [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|