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US deploying 3,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions with Iran

Mark Esper, US Defense Secretary. (AFP) October 11, 2019 The Pentagon said Friday it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia, boosting the country's defenses after attacks on its oil installations blamed on Iran. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorized the deployment of two more Patriot missile batteries, one [...]

By |October 11th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Iran’s claims for calm confirm interference in Yemen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Asia Society in New York, April 24, 2019. (AP) October 10, 2019 Observers say that the Iranian regime is looking to give a good impression by spreading messages calling for peace and dialogue with Saudi Arabia. However, statements by representatives of the Iranian regime [...]

By |October 10th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

German parliamentarians blame Iran for Aramco attack

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. (REUTERS) October 9, 2019 Two German parliamentarians visited the Saudi oil facilities on Tuesday that were attacked last month by drones and missiles. In statements posted on Twitter, Nikolas Lobel and Olav Gutting blamed Iran for [...]

By |October 9th, 2019|Europe, Saudi Arabia|

Khamenei’s representative: Saudi Arabia, Israel fear destruction by Iran

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Abdullah Haji Sadeghi. (Tasnim) October 8, 2019 Israel and Saudi Arabia are afraid of being destroyed in a military confrontation with Iran, said a senior representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Monday, adding that “resistance” is the only successful approach [...]

By |October 8th, 2019|Isreal, Saudi Arabia|

Iran not ‘drawing back’ militarily after Saudi attack: US admiral

Vice Adm. James Malloy, the commander of US Naval Forces Central Command. (Supplied) October 5, 2019 Iran has not drawn back to a less threatening military posture in the region following the September 14 attack on Saudi Arabia, the top US admiral in the Middle East told Reuters, suggesting persistent concern despite a [...]

By |October 5th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi Arabia says Iran’s remark on messages to its president ‘not accurate’

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (REUTERS) October 2, 2019 Iranian claims that Saudi Arabia has sent messages to the Iraninan regime are inaccurate, said Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Twitter on Wednesday. “We informed them that the Kingdom’s position is to always [...]

By |October 2nd, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

‘Reliable sources’ say Khamenei ordered, Rouhani authorized Aramco attack: NCRI

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. (REUTERS) September 30, 2019 Iran’s top leaders ordered and authorized the September 14 attack on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, a US-based Iranian opposition coalition announced in a press conference on Monday. The US Representative [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

U.S., Iran stalemate at U.N. makes conflict more likely

President Rouhani arrives to address the 73rd session of UN General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2018. (AP) By Yonah Jeremy Bob September 28, 2019 There was no meeting between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN. Both Trump and Rouhani hardened their positions, especially brushing aside French President Emmanuel Macron’s compromise [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

US to present report showing Iranian involvement in Saudi oil attacks: Diplomat

A satellite image showing damage to oil/gas Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Khurais, in Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released by the US Government September 15, 2019. (Reuters) September 27, 2019 Washington will present a report on the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities after a US-Saudi-European investigation team found no relation [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

US to deploy Patriot battery, 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions with Iran

Soldiers work on a Patriot missile system, used around the world by the US military. (Getty) September 27, 2019 The United States will be deploying a Patriot battery, four Sentinel RADARs, and nearly 200 support personnel to Saudi Arabia in response to the recent attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the US Department [...]

By |September 27th, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|