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Future Iran deal must go beyond nuclear and include regional misbehavior: Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. (SPA) November 23, 2020 Any new deal with Iran needs to go beyond the nuclear program and address Tehran’s regional malign activity, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Sunday. “We believe that the issue isn’t just with the nuclear program…the issue [...]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Game-changing Arab role against Iran’s Baghdad proxies

Iraqi Shia militiamen hold portraits of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini (C), Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (L) and Iraqi Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani during a parade in Baghdad. (Reuters) By Baria Alamuddin November 16, 2020 Arab investments are a “threat” to Iraq: This is what pro-Iran elements are claiming following the landmark meeting [...]

By |November 16th, 2020|Iraq, Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Ahmadinejad: Resolving Iran, Saudi Arabia’s issues would be a lasting favor to the region, world

Iranian former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP) November 14, 2020 The former Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has not left the country’s political scene. The forthcoming presidential election in 2021 along with economic frustrations over Hassan Rouhani’s administration in the past three and half years have once again attracted attention to Ahmadinejad as a possible [...]

By |November 14th, 2020|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Saudis say they thwarted attack by by Iran-backed Houthi on oil facility near Yemen

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) November 13, 2020 Saudi Arabia said early Friday it thwarted an attack by Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels that sparked a fire near an Aramco oil distribution center, involving unmanned [...]

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

Saudi King warns against dangers of Iran’s regional project

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) November 12, 2020 The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, urged the world on Thursday to take "a decisive stance" to address efforts by Iran to develop nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "The Kingdom stresses the dangers of [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Coalition destroys Iran-backed Houthi drone aimed at Saudi southern region

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) November 5, 2020 The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it has intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias towards Saudi Arabia’s southern region. [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s violations, interferences raises tensions in the region

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. (SPA) November 03, 2020 Iran’s violations of international treaties and its interference in the affairs of other countries has caused tensions to rise in the region, the Saudi Press Agency cites the Kingdom’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan as saying. The Iranian [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted conference attendees

Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, April 12, 2016. (AP) October 28, 2020 Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into the email accounts of “high-profile” people with spoofed invitations. The tech company said Wednesday it detected attempts by the hacking [...]

By |October 28th, 2020|Europe, Saudi Arabia|

Houthis, Iran condemned over new drone attacks on KSA

A photo distributed by the Houthi media shows the launch by the Houthi militia of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia, March 25, 2018. (Reuters) October 26, 2020 Houthi militias and their Iranian backers were condemned on Sunday after the Saudi-led coalition intercepted four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

US, Saudi launch strategic dialogue, agree to counter Iran’s threat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, listens to Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan at the State Department, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP) October 14, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud launched on Wednesday the US-Saudi Strategic Dialogue in Washington, marking a [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|