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US, Saudi launch strategic dialogue, agree to counter Iran’s threat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, listens to Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan at the State Department, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP) October 14, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud launched on Wednesday the US-Saudi Strategic Dialogue in Washington, marking a [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet condemns Iran-backed Houthi drone attacks targeting Kingdom

An Iran-made drone is launched during a military drill in Jask port, southern Iran, Dec 25, 2014. (AP) October 14, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the Iran-backed Houthi militia's continued launching of explosive-laden drones to target civilians in Saudi Arabia in a systematic and [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi UN envoy urges international action against Iran’s support for militias

Saudi Arabia Ambassador Abdallah Y. Al-Mouallimi addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP) October 12, 2020 Iran’s backing for armed militias in the region is a violation of international law, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN said on Monday. Abdallah Al-Mouallimi voiced his concern at a meeting on disarmament [...]

By |October 12th, 2020|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls on global community to stand up to Iranian violations

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet's session in Riyadh on October 17, 2017. (SPA) October 7, 2020 Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday the international community needs to stand up to its responsibilities toward the violations and breaches of international agreements and treaties committed by Iran. During their weekly cabinet meeting chaired [...]

By |October 7th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia busts terror cell that received training in Iran

Various weapons are shown in a broadcast of the Saudi Ekhbariya channel, announcing the capture of Iran-backed terror cell. (Reuters) September 29, 2020 Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it has busted a terrorist cell that had received military and field training by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The spokesman for the presidency [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman calls for Iran-backed Hezbollah to be disarmed

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman focused on regional issues during his first address at the 75th UN General Assembly meeting, Sept. 23, 2020. (SPA) September 23, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday said Hezbollah must be disarmed for Lebanon to achieve security, stability and prosperity. Last month’s Beirut port blast was a result [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Lebanon, Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia says any nuclear deal with Iran must preserve non-proliferation

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, 1200 Kms south of Tehran. (AFP) September 23, 2020 Saudi Arabia said that any nuclear deal with Iran has to preserve non-proliferation and continue efforts aimed at making the Middle East a zone free of mass destruction weapons, state news [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Middle East, Saudi Arabia|

US calls on Iran-linked Houthis to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stands at the lectern during a press conference at the US Department of State, June 10, 2019. (AFP) September 23, 2020 The US on Tuesday called on Houthi militants in Yemen to stop launching attacks on Saudi Arabia. The State Department said it was “deeply concerned” by [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

UK protects Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Houthi attacks, says defense secretary

A Houthi supporter holds up his rifle during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Reuters) September 04, 2020 UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Thursday that his country contributes to protecting Saudi Arabia against Houthi attacks. In an interview with Al Arabiya, Wallace blamed Iran for supporting terror through the Houthi militia [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Europe, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab coalition foiled Iran-backed Houthi attacks by air, sea

A Saudi border guard patrols near Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, along the beach on the Red Sea, near Jizan. (Reuters) August 31, 2020 The Arab Coalition supporting the Yemeni legitimate government intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden boat belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia which was targeting maritime routes south of the Red Sea, [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|