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UN welcomes Houthi vow to cease attacks on Saudi Arabia

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By Russell Hope, news reporter The United Nations’ envoy for Yemen has welcomed the Houthi rebels’ vow that they will stop attacking Saudi Arabia, saying it “could send a powerful message of the will to end the war” in the country. Martin Griffiths called on all parties in the four-year conflict to take advantage of Read More

Iran showcases downed US drones amid simmering Gulf tensions (PHOTOS)

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A collection of foreign –primarily US– drones has been put on display in Tehran. The exhibition comes amid extreme tensions in the region and mounting allegations of Iranian involvement in the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities. The exhibition was inaugurated by high-ranking military and government officials on Saturday. Those included Major General Hossein Salami, Read More

Even Saudis don’t believe fiction of Iranian attacks on oil plants – Zarif

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Saudi Arabia may have joined the US in blaming Iran for last week’s attack on its oil facilities, but the kingdom’s response clearly shows it doesn’t believe it to be true, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said. “Since the Saudi regime has blamed Iran – baseless as that is – for the attacks Read More

‘We’ll respond to US plots, all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean,’ Iran warns Washington

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Tehran has promised to strongly retaliate against any potential US attacks, after both Washington and Riyadh accused the Islamic Republic of bombing Saudi oil refineries. “If the Americans think of any plots, the Iranian nation will respond from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and to the Indian Ocean,” a top military adviser to Iran’s Read More

Military strike against Iran would result in ‘all-out war’: Zarif

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities. FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Read More

Riyadh gave NO PROOF Tehran launched oil-plant attack – but still ‘expects US to do its dirty work for them’

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Saudi Arabia wants its allies to believe Tehran launched attacks on its oil facilities, even though the one thing their evidence proves is the Iranian-made arms. Even so, Donald Trump will unlikely greenlight a war against Iran. ‘Made in Iran’ is not ‘launched by Iran’ The possibility that Iranian-made missiles were used in the attack Read More

Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms export embargo passed after Khashoggi murder

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The German government will extend a ban on weapon sales to Saudi Arabia by another six months, initially implemented following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. After German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she would like to keep the moratorium in place, the following day a government spokesperson announced the extension Read More

Oil eases losses as Saudi Arabia blames Iran for recent attacks

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By Jessica Summers on 9/18/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg) – Crude trimmed losses after Saudi Arabia said Iran sponsored the recent attacks to its key oil production facilities. Futures fell as much as 2.2% in New York before easing declines on Wednesday. The weekend attacks on the kingdom’s critical oil infrastructure were “unquestionably sponsored by Iran” Read More

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports. It comes as the Saudi energy minister announced that half of the crude oil production cut after the attack had been restored. The remainder will be fully restored by the end of the month, Read More

Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and Read More