Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Tag Archives: Tehran

Iran arrests U.S.-Lebanese man in espionage probe

Nizar Zakka

Iranian authorities have arrested an American-Lebanese man who they say was linked to the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, state broadcaster IRIB said on Tuesday. It named the man as Nizar Zakka, an IT expert who Lebanese media reported last

Iranian-American businessman arrested in Tehran

An Iranian-American businessman was arrested by Iranian security forces two weeks while he was visiting relatives in Tehran from his home base in Dubai, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The newspaper, citing people briefed on the situation, said

Eight Iranians killed in Syria

Eight Iranians, two of them Revolutionary Guards forces, have been killed in Syria in recent days after Tehran increased its advisory missions to help Damascus, a guards spokesman said Friday. “Two guards forces, Abdollah Bagheri and Amin Karimi, were killed

Iran says Saudi, not Tehran, destabilizing Middle East

Saudi Arabia, not Iran, is destabilizing the Middle East, an official in Tehran said Tuesday, rejecting claims from Riyadh that Iran is acting like a “colonizing state.” The comments from foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham come after Saudi Foreign Minister

Iran says to boost military support for Syria

Iran is to step up its military support for the Syrian regime in the form of advice on fighting terrorism, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Saturday. Abdollahian, quoted by state television, denied that his country had fighters on

Iran: none of its missiles designed for nuclear capabilities

Iran said on Saturday that its recent test launch of a long-range missile does not violate U.N. Security Council resolutions as claimed by the United States and France. “Our missile tests have nothing to do with Resolution 2231, which only

Two dead in Iran attack on Shiite worshippers

Two Iranians were killed late Friday in a shooting attack on Shiite worshipers marking Ashura, one of the holiest commemorations of the faith, the official IRNA news agency reported. Two people were also wounded in the attack in the town

Iran parliament green-lights nuclear deal

Iran’s parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, effectively ending debate among lawmakers over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation. The motion to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was

Fiery scenes as Iran MPs give partial nod to Nuclear Deal

Iran’s parliament gave a partial nod to a nuclear deal with world powers Sunday but only after fiery clashes and allegations from a top negotiator that a lawmaker had threatened to kill him. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic

Iran declines to confirm hit by Russia missiles

Afkham Marzieh

Iran on Friday declined to confirm a claim by a US official that Russian missiles targeting rebels in Syria crashed in its territory this week. “We don’t confirm” this information, foreign ministry spokeswoman Afkham Marzieh said when asked about the

Khamenei bans US negotiations

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the breaks on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. Khamenei, the

Houthi delegation ‘visits Tehran to receive arms’

A Houthi delegation is currently visiting Tehran to gain support and mainly receive arms shipments, well-informed sources in Sanaa told Al Arabiya News Channel. The sources said the delegation included a number of Houthi leaders and it’s headed by Nayef

Iran ministers warn of fresh economic crisis

Four Iranian government ministers have broken ranks to warn of a possible economic crisis because of the plunge in prices of oil and other commodities, underlining the country’s patchy recovery. In a letter sent to President Hassan Rowhani that was

Iranian review panel: Nuclear deal is flawed

A panel of Iranian lawmakers said Sunday that the inspections regime underpinning the country’s nuclear deal with world powers represented a security threat, but the agreement should go ahead anyway. The 15-member committee spent weeks reviewing the text of the

First plane carrying dead from Haj crush arrives in Iran

The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals. President Hassan Rouhani and other senior officials

Tehran: Mina crush was ‘beyond human control’

Iran’s health minister has praised Saudi Arabia’s rescue and medical efforts after the stampede in Mina last week. Hassan Hashimi, at a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Khalid Al-Falih in Jeddah on Wednesday, said that the Kingdom’s ambulance and other

Iran best defence against Mideast ‘terror’: Rouhani

Iran’s armed forces are the best defence against “terror” in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, urging regional countries not to rely on world powers. “Today, the largest power against intimidation and terror is our armed forces,”

Iran plans Airbus, Boeing purchases under finance deals

Iran plans to buy Airbus and Boeing passenger planes through long-term payment agreements once a nuclear accord with world powers is implemented, the transport minister said. Iran desperately wants to upgrade its ageing fleet, which has been hamstrung by nuclear-related

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