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

Video exposes divisions among Iran lawmakers over nuke talks

Mahdi Kouchakzadeh

Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media that shows lawmakers arguing over the ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers. The video, which surfaced Monday, shows Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and hard-line lawmaker Mahdi Kouchakzadeh in

Rowhani says most Iranians want peace

Hassan Rouhani

An overwhelming majority of Iranians want peace with the rest of the world, President Hassan Rowhani said Tuesday, defending the nuclear negotiations under way with major powers. “Despite a small minority that speak loudly, the vast majority of the population

Iran’s Qassem Soleimani: U.S. has ‘no will’ to fight ISIS

Qassem Soleimani

The chief of an elite unit in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having “no will” to stop ISIS after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday. The comments by Gen. Qassem

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

An Iranian negotiator on Sunday denied accepting military site inspections as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, a delicate issue in the discussions that must be concluded by the summer. Abbas Araghchi, who is also deputy foreign minister,

Iran warns Israel of Hezbollah rockets if attacked

A senior Iranian military official warned on Thursday that any Israeli attack would unleash a firestorm of missiles on its cities fired by the Islamic republic’s Hezbollah allies in Lebanon. The Shiite militia has more than 80,000 rockets ready to

Iranian govt ‘can’t afford Ahmadinejad cash handouts’

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iran can no longer sustain the billions of dollars needed to pay cash handouts enacted by former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a top official said Tuesday, signaling plans to halt them. Since coming to power in 2013, Hassan Rouhani, Ahmadinejad’s successor,

Iran’s supreme leader: U.S. after own interests in Gulf waters

Iran’s supreme leader said Saturday the U.S. only is pursuing its own interests amid worries about safety in the waterways of the Persian Gulf, just after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted Arab leaders at Camp David to assuage their security

Congress sends Iran nuclear review bill to Obama

The U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday assuring lawmakers have the right to review and perhaps reject any nuclear deal with Iran, capping weeks of wrangling over how to hold Tehran to account. The measure, which passed the House of

Iran warns U.S. against hindering Yemen aid ship

A senior Iranian military official has warned the U.S. and the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemeni militias that blocking an Iranian aid ship bound for Yemen will “spark a fire,” as a five-day humanitarian cease-fire appeared to hold early Wednesday after

Iran nuclear chief has emergency surgery

Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, who has played a major role in recent talks with world powers, has had emergency surgery for a perforated bowel, state media reported Tuesday. Doctors discovered the tear in the wall of his gut

U.S. Senate calls on Iran to release detained Americans

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution Monday calling for Iran to release three American citizens being held in the country, Agence France Presse reported. The non-binding measure, which passed 90 votes to zero, urges the White House to use

Iran rejects Saudi claims it armed Yemen rebels

Iran rejected Friday allegations it was interfering in Yemen by backing Shiite rebels there, accusing Saudi Arabia of seeking to absolve itself of responsibility in the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country. Riyadh’s new Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday criticized what

Iran’s Rowhani denounces boasting over arms deals

Iran’s president denounced western countries for taking pride in arms sales Tuesday, after France signed a warplanes deal with Qatar, saying weapons agreements add to Middle East instability. Although he did not name France, Hassan Rowhani’s comments came after it

Iran bans ‘devil worshipping’ haircuts

Hairstyles of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being outlawed. Jagged haircuts have become fashionable among all strata of Iran’s youthful population

Iran determined to end ‘manufactured’ nuclear crisis

Iran is determined to end the “manufactured crisis” over its nuclear program and drafting of a final deal with world powers, though hard, is progressing, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday. The remarks, on Zarif’s official Twitter account, came

Iran’s Zarif congratulates new Saudi FM despite tensions

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated his newly-installed Saudi counterpart on his appointment, Iranian media reported Friday, even as tensions flare between the rival regional powers over Yemen. Zarif said he hoped that “relations between the Islamic Republic of

U.S. asks Iran’s help on Yemen talks

The United States sought Iran’s help to bring Yemen’s warring parties into talks on a political settlement when U.S. and Iranian foreign minister’s met on Monday, Reuters reported a U.S. official as saying Wednesday. Asked whether U.S. Secretary of State

US dispatches destroyer after Iran seizes ship

Iran said a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship was ordered to dock in its Gulf port of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday because of a commercial dispute. US defense officials said at least five Iranian ships demanded that the Maersk Tigris head

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