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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|

Jubeir says restoring ties with Iran hinges on its return to ‘normal state’

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir. (Reuters) January 24, 2020 Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that when Iran "returns to a normal state" then a restoration of ties with it is possible. Jubeir, speaking at a World Economic Forum panel in Davos, Switzerland [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Saudi Arabia|

Hezbollah’s disquieting presence in South America

Young Lebanese sit below posters of Shia leaders including Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah. (AP) January 8, 2020 With the elimination on Jan. 3 of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who oversaw the Islamic Republic’s web of regional proxy armies, attention is bound to turn sooner or later to Hezbollah, the Lebanese armed group whose [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces leader threatens attacks on Saudi, UAE, Bahraini embassies

Iran-backed Iraqi protesters use a plumbing pipe to break the bullet-proof glass of the US embassy's windows in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. (AFP) January 1, 2020 Secretary-General of the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), a branch of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, has threatened attacks on the embassies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

US investigation into Saudi Aramco attack says strikes came from north, ‘likely Iran’

Remains of the missiles which the Saudi government said were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh Wednesday. (Reuters) December 19, 2019 The US said new evidence and analysis of weapons debris recovered from an attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Sept. 14 indicates [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Saudi Arabia|