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Saudi prince sees no Iran dialogue

DUBAI, May 2, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince has ruled out any dialogue with Iran, a country he said was busy plotting to control the Muslim world. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi defence minister, said in a TV interview to be broadcast later on Tuesday his country …

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Gulf seeks unity on Iran

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 29, (AP): Royals from Gulf Arab countries met on Thursday in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional security and try and formulate a unified voice on rival Iran. The meeting in Riyadh included the defense, interior and foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, a tightly …

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‘INTERFERENCES IN YEMEN COULD WORSEN CRISIS’ – Kuwait lauds Iran readiness to talk

RIYADH, Feb 8, (Agencies): Kuwait has welcomed Iran’s willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbours, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and Yemen, according to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA. Iran and US ally Saudi Arabia, which dominates the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), …

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Kuwait among states to offer Tehran mediation with Riyadh

DUBAI, Jan 17, (Agencies): At least 10 countries have offered to mediate in the escalating feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, noting that Tehran would restore ties with Riyadh if Saudi Arabia changes it regional policies. Answering a question about Iraq and Kuwait’s reported …

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Iran denies ‘baseless’ Saudi espionage charges

Tehran, Dec 6, 2016 (AFP) -Iran on Tuesday denied Saudi charges of espionage as “baseless” after a court in the Sunni kingdom announced death sentences for 15 people it said had spied for Tehran. “Saudi Arabia must not seek to bring baseless accusations against Iran with the intention of political …

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‘Death’ for 15 spies for Iran

RIYADH, Dec 6, (AFP): A Saudi court Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s rival Iran, local media and a source close to the case said, in a move likely to heighten regional tensions. The source told AFP that most of the 15 Saudis were members …

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Saudi Prince cautions Iran

DUBAI, Sept 15, (RTRS): A senior Saudi official, responding to Iranian criticism of Riyadh’s management of the Haj pilgrimage, urged Iran to end what he called wrong attitudes towards Arabs and warned it against any use of force in its rivalry with the kingdom. Makkah province governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal, …

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Kuwait urges Iran to protect diplomatic missions

JEDDAH, Jan 21, (Agencies): First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday urged Iran to assume the responsibility of providing due protection to diplomatic missions in the country. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made the call in his statement to the emergency meeting of the Organization …

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Saudis accuse Iran of sedition

RIYADH, Jan 20, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia on Tuesday accused Iran of a nearly fourdecade record of “sedition, unrest and chaos,” as the international community tried to calm tensions between the regional rivals. Tensions between Sunniruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran reached a new high this month when Riyadh and …

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Arab League backs Saudi against ‘hostile’ Iran – Kuwait renews support

CAIRO, Jan 10, (Agencies): Arab League countries on Sunday expressed their full support for Saudi Arabia in dealing with the “hostile acts and provocations of Iran” amid a diplomatic dispute between the bitter rivals. In a communique, the pan-Arab bloc’s foreign ministers meeting in Cairo condemned “hostile Iranian statements” issued …

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