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Iran spokesman optimistic over Saudi relations after NY meeting

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz addresses, via a prerecorded statement, the General Debate of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, Sept 22, 2021. (Reuters) September 23, 2021 Hours after Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Wednesday told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) of his hopes that tentative bilateral talks with Iran would [...]

By |September 23rd, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls on world powers to prevent Iran from strengthening nuclear capabilities

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) September 22, 2021 Saudi Arabia supports international efforts aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, ministers said on Tuesday. During its weekly meeting, chaired by King Salman from NEOM, the Saudi Cabinet restated the Kingdom’s position laid out at a recent International Atomic [...]

By |September 22nd, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia blasts push by Iran for nuclear bomb

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, also called for the nuclear threat from Israel to be dealt with. (AFP) September 21, 2021 Saudi Arabia on Monday condemned Iran’s drive to obtain a nuclear bomb and Tehran’s failure to cooperate with the UN watchdog inspecting its nuclear program. The Kingdom’s Energy Minister, [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia: Iran has never respected the nuclear deal

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. (SPA) September 13, 2021 Saudi Arabia reiterated on Sunday its support to international efforts aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, which would pose a threat to the region and world. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan expressed the Kingdom’s grave concern over Iran’s [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Arab countries call for inspection of all Iranian nuclear sites

Arab ministers discuss stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo. (SPA) September 10, 2021 Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Bahrain, Egypt, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Saudi-bound Hezbollah narcotics haul seized in major drugs bust

The tablets were concealed in mechanical parts which were being transported by sea from Lebanon. (SPA) September 9, 2021 Saudi authorities announced early Thursday the capture of a major Hezbollah drugs shipment, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The shipment, which included 451,807 amphetamine tablets and was destined for Saudi Arabia, was intercepted by [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

Iran says planning new round of talks with Saudi Arabia

Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, speaks during a news conference in Basra, Sept 11, 2018. (Reuters) August 31, 2021 Iran plans to hold a “forth round of talks” with Saudi Arabia in Iraq after the new Iranian government is set up, the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad said on Tuesday. “We have had [...]

By |August 31st, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

No sign of an anticipated Saudi-Iranian meeting in Baghdad

Dignitaries pose for a group photo at the Baghdad summit, Aug 29, 2021. (AFP) August 30, 2021 There has been no indication of a highly anticipated meeting of Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers in Baghdad on the sidelines of a regional conference on Saturday, although Iran’s foreign minister did meet with other Arab delegations. [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

Iranian diplomat says talks with Saudi Arabia await Raisi administration

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi. (Tasnim) August 16, 2021 Talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) and Saudi Arabia have been suspended pending decisions by the new government in Tehran, IRI’s ambassador in Iraq, Iraj Masjedi has told Iran’s Arabic-language Al Alam TV. Iran’s former president Hassan Rouhani’s government [...]

By |August 16th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia says sees an emboldened Iran around Middle East

Saudi Arabia's FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan speaks during the 41st GCC Summit in Al-Ula. (Reuters) August 4, 2021 Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that the disruptive activities of an emboldened Iranian regime continue to cause strife across the Middle East. “Iran is extremely active in the region with its negative [...]

By |August 4th, 2021|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|