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Reading Ahmadinejad’s initiative on ending Yemeni conflict

Iranian former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP) By Track Persia July 28, 2020 Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a message to the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, presenting ideas for an initiative to end the war in Yemen, Saudi media reported. He suggested in his letter that the Saudi Crown Prince take [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran’s Ahmadinejad sends letter to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Reuters) July 27, 2020 Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly reached out to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a letter offering to work together on Yemen, despite the history of tensions between the two countries. Ahmadinejad, who served as Iran’s president from 2005 to [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Khobar bombing survivors’ representative: Evidence of Iranian officials’ involvement

The photo shows then US Defense Secretary William Perry, center, listening to then Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, left, at the blast site on June 29, 1996.  (Getty) July 24, 2020 The US government has evidence of the involvement of Iranian officials in the 1996 terrorist bombing of the [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi air defenses foil Iran-linked Houthi missile, drone strikes

The Houthis have for the past five years targetted various civilian areas and industrial sites in Saudi Arabia. (Reuters) July 13, 2020 Saudi Arabia's Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles and six drones fired by the "terrorist Houthi militia" toward Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, the alliance said early Monday. Colonel [...]

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

US court orders Iran to pay $879 mln to Saudi Arabia’s Khobar bombing survivors

Al-Khobar Towers military housing complex in Saudi Arabia hit by a bombing in 1996. (Reuters) July 10, 2020 A United States federal court has ordered Iran to pay $879 million to the survivors of the 1996 terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, where US forces lived, according to a law [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Arab Coalition says it destroyed Iran-backed Houthi explosive boats

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for Arab Coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, April 17, 2019. (AP) July 9, 2020 The Coalition to Fight Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it destroyed two Houthi explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea. The two remotely controlled boats were threatening navigation, [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi asks world to heed Iran nuclear threat, extend arms embargo, urges firm stance

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN Ambassador Abdallah Y. al-Mouallimi. (AP) July 8, 2020 Saudi Arabia called on the international community to take a firm stance on Iran, and to extend the arms embargo on the Iranian regime on Tuesday. In a virtual meeting of the Kingdom’s Council of Ministers, Saudi Arabia also [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia hails UN after blaming Iran for attacks on Kingdom

Satellite image shows damage to an oil infrastructure from weekend drone attacks at Abqaig on Sept. 14, 2019, in Saudi Arabia. (AFP) July 2, 2020 The Saudi Foreign Ministry welcomed on Tuesday a report submitted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the Security Council in which he confirmed Iran’s direct complicity and [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Arab Coalition launches military operation against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

Saudi security forces keep watch along the border with Yemen in the Al-Khubah area in the southern Jazan province. (AFP) July 2, 2020 The Arab-led coalition has launched a military operation against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement after it recently stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, state television reported on [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia: International community needs ‘firm stance’ on Iran after UN report

Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. (REUTERS) July 1, 2020 Saudi Arabia called on the International community to take a “firm stance” against Iran and continue to the UN Security Council arms embargo on Tehran, said the Kingdom’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan on [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|Saudi Arabia|