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US calls on Iran to play ‘positive role’ in Yemen

Houthi rebels gathered in Sana'a, Yemen. (Reuters) March 19, 2021 The US accused Iran of fueling the conflict in Yemen, saying Tehran takes a negative stance by supporting the Houthi militias, which in turn assault Yemeni civilians and attack Saudi territory. US Special Envoy Tim Lenderking intensified talks with Arab and other ambassadors [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia urges extension of Iran arms embargo amid increased Houthi attacks

The Saudi cabinet of ministers meets during a session chaired by King Salman. (SPA) March 17, 2021 Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has urged for an extension of the weapons embargo on Iran amid increased drone and missile attacks from the Houthi militia in Yemen. The statement came following a cabinet session on [...]

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

Iran-backed Houthi militia fires two missiles towards Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, displays the debris of a ballistic missile that was launched by Houthis towards the capital Riyadh, March 29, 2020. (Reuters) March 15, 2021 Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthi militia fired two missiles towards Khamis Mushait but they landed in an uninhabited border area, the Arab Coalition reported on Monday [...]

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

Quds Force commander admits Iran supporting Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia

Brigadier General Esmail Qa'ani (Ghaani), IRGC Qods Force commander. (MEHR) March 15, 2021 Tehran supports attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ overseas Quds Force has admitted. Ismail Qaani told a conference in the northeastern city of Mashhad that the Houthis [...]

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

Saudi foreign minister calls for Iran arms embargo to stop attacks on ‘global economy’

Saudi Arabia's FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan speaks during the 41st GCC Summit in Al-Ula. (Reuters) March 10, 2021 Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called for a block on weapons sales to Iran to be reimposed after fresh attacks against oil facilities in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province. Ras Tanura, one of the world’s biggest [...]

By |March 10th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Iran supplied weapons used in attack on Aramco’s oil port, facilities: Arab Coalition

Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they were seized from a smuggling boat on Sept. 27, 2015. (AP) March 8, 2021 Iran supplied the weapons that were used in the attack on Aramco’s oil port and facilities in Saudi Arabia, the Arab [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab coalition launches airstrikes after Iran-backed Houthis cross ‘red line’ with civilian drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

Coalition Spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Maliki. (Reuters) March 8, 2021 The Arab coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday after it said it had destroyed drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militants, including at least five fired towards Saudi Arabia. The coalition said in a statement quoted by Al Arabiya [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab Coalition intercepts Iran-linked Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia; fourth in less than 24 hours

A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. (Reuters) February 27, 2021 The Arab Coalition said on Saturday it intercepted and downed an explosive-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia’s Khamis [...]

By |February 27th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

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|