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8 Saudis sentenced to prison, death for spying, monitoring embassies for Iran

Saudi Arabian Riyadh city view. (Shutterstock) February 25, 2020 Saudi Arabia issued preliminary sentences for eight Saudi nationals, charging them with spying for Iran and monitoring two foreign embassies in the Kingdom. The Saudi State Security Court sentenced one person to death and seven to prison on espionage charges. The death sentence was [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Pompeo visits Saudi Airbase ‘to reaffirm’ stance with Saudi Arabia against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shares lunch at the mess with members of the military as he visits the Prince Sultan air base in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia February 20, 2020. (Reuters) February 22, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Friday pictures showing his visit to Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Intel shows Iran smuggling weapons to Houthis via Hodeidah port

A ship is seen docked at the Hodeidah seaport in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. (AP) February 22, 2020 Recent intelligence shows that weapons used by Houthi militias to attack Saudi Arabia were smuggled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to Yemen via the strategic Hodeidah port, the Arab Coalition’s Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Pompeo visits US troops in Saudi Arabia during trip focused on countering Iran

King Salman welcomes US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (SPA) February 21, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited American troops in Saudi Arabia Thursday after talks with King Salman on the second day of a visit focused on countering Iran. The United States began building up its military presence at the Prince Sultan [...]

By |February 21st, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Drones used in Saudi Arabia’s Aramco attack have Iranian components

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Sep 14, 2019. (REUTERS) February 19, 2020 Drone components used in attacks which targeted Saudi Aramco facilities on September 14 were Iranian-made, according to a report by Conflict Armament Research published on Wednesday. CAR documented a component called the “vertical gyroscope” [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Iran militias assassinated Lebanon’s Rafik Hariri: Saudi official

The devastation left after the bomb that targeted the motorcade of Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AP) February 17, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said on Sunday that the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri had been assassinated by Iranian militia. The deputy defense [...]

By |February 17th, 2020|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

US: Iran carried out attacks on Saudi oil facilities to target global economy

A satellite image showing damage to oil/gas Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Khurais, in Saudi Arabia, September 15, 2019. (Reuters) February 15, 2020 The US mission to the UN has said that Iran continues its “program of terrorism, nuclear extortion, and destabilizing behavior.” In a media note on the United Nations Yemen Panel of [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi FM: Iran should change behavior first before any discussions

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. (SPA) February 15, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said the Kingdom has not sent “any private messages to Iran,” adding that the Kingdom’s message is “quite clear.” “Our message to Iran is to change its behavior first before anything [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Iran wants to resolve issues with Saudi, UAE quickly: Iranian official

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi. (Tasnim) February 04, 2020 Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “as quickly as possible”, Tehran’s ambassador to Iraq said in remarks published on Tuesday. Ambassador Iraj Masjedi said top commander Qassem Soleimani, killed at Baghdad [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Iran-backed Houthis say have targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in Jizan

Houthi ballistic missiles aimed at Saudi targets have been a cause of concern. (Reuters) January 30, 2020 Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia has targeted facilities belonging to Saudi Aramco in Jizan on the Red Sea, its military spokesman said on Wednesday in comments reported by the group’s Al Masirah TV. Aramco declined to comment [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|