International geopolitical consultant and the author of the book ‘Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes’, Banafsheh Keynoush, told Radio Sputnik that an extended period of tensions and disagreements between Saudi Arabia and Iran may begin now that Iran has decided to boycott this year’s Hajj in Mecca.
RIYADH (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is “unacceptable.” His comments come as thousands of Iraqi Shiite militiamen, soldiers and police, backed by Iran, surround the Sunni city of Fallujah ahead of an operation to […]
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is “unacceptable.”
Saudi Arabia refused to provide Iranian pilgrims with privileges during the Hajj, an annual Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi holy cities of Mecca and Medina, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said at a joint press conference with his UK counterpart Philip Hammond on Sunday.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said on Sunday that sending Iranian Shiite armed units to Iraq to participate in military operations or undergo training is unacceptable.
After causing a collapse of the oil market, Saudi Arabia will soon have no choice but to push oil prices higher—to give a boost to Aramco IPO. For the last two years, Saudi Arabia wanted oil prices to stay below $40 in order to halt the American fracking revolution, which has [...]
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has begun the construction of a gigantic embassy in Israël, probably the most important in Tel-Aviv. Officially, the two states do not maintain diplomatic relations because of the expulsion by Israël of the majority of its Palestinian population in 1948 (al-Nakba). Show More Summary
Iran's Haj and Pilgrimage Organization said on Sunday the country's pilgrims would not attend the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage, blaming regional rival Saudi Arabia for "sabotage" and failing to guarantee the safety of pilgrims. Relations...Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Haj and Pilgrimage Organization said on Sunday the country's pilgrims would not attend the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage, blaming regional rival Saudi Arabia for "sabotage" and failing to guarantee the safety of pilgrims.
Washington has suspended the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. That’s according to Foreign Policy magazine citing unnamed US officials. Radio Sputnik discussed the reported decision with political analyst and the editor of Politics First magazine, Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos.
The United States will reportedly be halting deliveries of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. The move comes after intense pressure from human rights groups complaining about the indiscriminate use of the devastating weapons in Yemen. Since...Show More Summary
Angela Merkel has been criticized for her country's 'submissive' attitude toward Turkey, but there is an even less democratic country, which Berlin is trying to 'seduce', namely Saudi Arabia, German newspaper Die Welt wrote.
Quinn Dombrowski / (CC BY-ND 2.0) Influential groups within Saudi Arabia have undermined U.S. interests abroad for years, and their exploitation of U.S.-aided Kosovo as a breeding ground for violent reactionaries is only the “latestShow More Summary
Saudi Arabia is allegedly putting pressure on its allies in the Persian Gulf to disrupt trade links with Iran, Press TV reports.
Syria’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) opposition group backed by Saudi Arabia has not yet received an invitation for the next round of UN-mediated proximity talks with the Syrian government, HNC spokesman Riyad Naasan Agha said Saturday.
An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations...Show More Summary
New developments in Saudi Arabia and Iran, related to the oil market, may precipitate the emergence of a new battleground in the rivalry between the two countries. This article seeks to investigate where the Saudi-Iran confrontationShow More Summary
RIYADH (Reuters) - An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim haj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal.
Riyadh accuses Iranian officials of walking out of talks despite offers for "solutions" to Tehran's demands.