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Saudi Arabia: Iran’s threat to the region can no longer be tolerated

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (REUTERS) December 6, 2019 “Iran is a threat to the entire region and its aggression can no longer be tolerated,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Friday at the Mediterranean Dialogues conference on the future of the [...]

By |December 7th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

‘Time to take out our swords’ – Inside Iran’s plot to attack Saudi Arabia

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. (REUTERS) November 25, 2019 Four months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, Iranian security officials gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran. The group [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Al-Jubeir calls for ‘deterrence not appeasement’ to halt Iranian aggression towards Saudi Arabia

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters) November 25, 2019 Deterrence is the only way to stop Iran from destabilizing the Middle East and attacking Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s minister of state for foreign affairs said Saturday. An investigation into a drone and missile attack against Saudi oil facilities in [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iranian newspaper suggests targeting US, Saudi ‘strategic facilities’

Kayhan newspaper, whose editor-in-chief Hossein Shariatmadari was appointed by Khamenei, described the suggested retaliation as a legitimate right for Iran. (AFP) November 22, 2019 A hardline newspaper affiliated with the office of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei suggested on Wednesday that targeting “strategic military and economy centers” of the US, Israel, France, and [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi King blames Iran For chaos, says strikes failed to hurt development

King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) November 21, 2019 Saudi Arabia's King Salman struck a defiant note against the kingdom's enemies, saying on Wednesday that missile and drone strikes it blames on Iran had not halted development and reiterating that Riyadh will not hesitate to defend itself. In an annual [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia slams Iran’s ongoing deception over nuclear program

The Saudi cabinet of ministers meet during a session chaired by King Salman. (SPA) November 12, 2019 The Saudi government slammed on Tuesday Iran’s ongoing deception related to its nuclear program. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting that was held in Riyadh. The cabinet hailed [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Riyadh: Iran must be held accountable for resuming uranium enrichment

A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. (AFP) November 9, 2019 A Saudi official underlined the need to hold Iran accountable over its last decision to resume uranium enrichment, a reference to its violation of the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. In comments [...]

By |November 9th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to fully cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog

The flag of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) waves in front of the IAEA building in Vienna. (AFP) November 8, 2019 Saudi Arabia has affirmed its support and appreciation for the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and its inspectors’ professionalism and high transparency. According to the report by Saudi [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Iran used Google Maps to target Saudi oil facilities

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) October 30, 2019 Saudi officials believe that Iran’s accurate attack on its state-owned Aramco oil facilities in September was not coordinated by an insider but [...]

By |October 30th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia’s al-Jubeir: Maximum pressure only way to get Iran to negotiate

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters) October 25, 2019 A senior Saudi official said on Thursday that a policy of appeasement would not work with Iran and that the only way to get Tehran to the negotiating table was to apply maximum pressure. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|