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’s Rowhani condemns killing in name of Islam

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has denounced “terrorism” and violence committed in the name of Islam, after the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. In remarks carried by Iranian media on Friday, Rowhani said “violence and terrorism

Iran press says France must review policy after deadly attack

France must review its policy towards the Middle East and the Muslim world following the deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, Iran’s press said Thursday. Several newspapers in the Islamic republic linked the attack to France’s

Iran nuke talks ‘to resume Jan. 18’ in Geneva

The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will begin on Jan. 18 in Geneva, Tehran’s chief negotiator was quoted by the official news agency IRNA on Tuesday as saying. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said

Iran arrests ‘terror’ cell in southeast

Iran arrested a “terrorist cell” accused of killing teachers in a flashpoint border area and detained in a separate incident three Afghans planning to fight in Iraq, media reported Monday. An undisclosed number of cell members were caught near Sarbaz

Iran rejects controversial new hijab law

A draft law that would give greater powers to Iran’s police and volunteer militias to enforce women’s compulsory wearing of the veil has been ruled unconstitutional, state media reported Saturday. Under Islamic law in force in Iran since the 1979

Iran, 6 powers move closer to nuke talks deal

Iran and the United States have tentatively agreed on a formula that Washington hopes will reduce Tehran’s ability to make nuclear arms by committing it to ship to Russia much of the material needed for such weapons, diplomats say. In

U.S. calls for release of Americans in Iran, denies swap deal

The United States called on Tuesday for the release of U.S. citizens held in Iran, but denied a report that Washington had proposed a prisoner exchange for a former U.S. Marine. A lawyer for Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American former Marine

Quake jolts sparsely populated area in Iran

Iran’s state TV says a magnitude-5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south without causing casualties. It said the epicenter of Tuesday’s quake was in the Shonbeh district, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of Bushehr, a

Obama doesn’t rule out U.S. embassy in Iran

President Barack Obama isn’t ruling out the possibility the U.S. could one day reopen an embassy in Iran. Obama was asked in an NPR interview whether he could envision opening an embassy there during his final two years in office.

Iran holds funeral for senior commander killed in Iraq

Iran held a funeral on Monday for a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq. State TV said the funeral for Brig. Gen. Hamid Taqavi was held in a

Senior Iranian military adviser killed in Iraq

A senior Iranian military officer has been killed while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against ISIS, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday. “Brigadier General Hamid Taghavi was martyred during a mission to advise the army and Iraqi volunteers… in

Iran tests suicide drone in military drill

Iran’s army said Saturday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the army’s chief commander

Iran dismisses Khomeini link to pope shooting

Iran has rejected claims by Mehmet Ali Agca that late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered him to assassinate Pope John Paul II. The Turkish gunman earlier this week reiterated in a Serbian TV interview the claims he made in

Iran’s army begins massive military drill

Iran launched extensive military drills on Thursday, in a show of strength stretching several hundred kilometers from the Strait of Hormuz to the Gulf of Aden, state TV reported. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, chief of the Army’s ground forces, told

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal ‘within reach’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that he is confident that a lasting agreement can be struck with world powers over his country’s disputed nuclear program. Tehran and the so-called P5+1 group of nations have been locked

Iran to hold military drill near Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s state TV says the military will hold a massive drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf next week. The report Thursday says the week-long exercise will be carried out over 2.2 million

Iran says Australia ignored warnings about Sydney gunman

Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran said. Man Haron Monis, the Iranian-born self-styled cleric who died along

Iran says nuclear talks to resume in Geneva Dec. 17

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Iran will resume negotiations with world powers in Geneva next week aimed at reaching a deal over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, its deputy foreign minister said Thursday. Top-level talks will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 17, with meetings at the deputy

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