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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Dies

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz has died of an undisclosed illness. His death was announced Saturday by the Saudi media. He was in his eighties. CNN reports he died while undergoing medial treatment in the United States. Crown Prince Sultan was one of the kingdom’s most powerful figures and was believed to be […]

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Saudi King Hospitalized for New Back Operation

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has been hospitalized in the capital, Riyadh, to undergo back surgery following two similar operations last year in the United States. The Saudi state news agency said the king arrived at the King Abdulaziz Medical City earlier Sunday. The procedure, announced last week, will tighten a slackening ligament around his third […]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Rejects US Allegations

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says U.S. claims that Tehran supported an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi envoy are absurd. The supreme leader accused the U.S. of making “unfounded” accusations against “a few Iranians in America” as part of an effort to isolate Iran. He made the comments during a speech Saturday in […]

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US: Alleged Iranian Plot ‘Unacceptable,’ Violation of Law

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it had a direct meeting with Iranian officials earlier this week over the alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in Washington the meeting was to make “absolutely clear” that the United States considers that type of behavior “unacceptable” […]

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US: Alleged Iranian Plot ‘Unacceptable,’ Violation of Law

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it had a direct meeting with Iranian officials earlier this week over the alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in Washington the meeting was to make “absolutely clear” that the United States considers that type of behavior “unacceptable” […]

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Obama Says Iran to Face Toughest Possible Sanctions

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has warned Iranian officials they would face the “toughest sanctions” possible for their complicity in a suspected plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. Mr. Obama, speaking Thursday in Washington said officials at the “highest levels” of the Iranian government must be held accountable for the bizarre plot, […]

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Obama Warns Iran Must Pay for ‘Reckless Behavior’

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says Washington will make sure Iran “pays a price” for a plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. Mr. Obama said during a news conference in Washington Thursday it was clear that individuals within the Iranian government were aware of the plot, calling it part of a pattern […]

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Obama Warns Iran Must Pay for ‘Reckless Behavior’

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says Washington will make sure Iran “pays a price” for a plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. Mr. Obama spoke to reporters Thursday during a news conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Washington. He said it was clear that individuals within the Iranian government were […]

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Saudi Arabia: Iran Sought ‘Murder and Mayhem’

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of seeking international influence through “murder and mayhem,” after the U.S. revealed an alleged plot by elements of the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said Thursday while on a trip to Austria that Saudi Arabia is working on a […]

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Obama, Saudi King Pledge “Unified” Response to Iran Plot

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Saudi Arabia have pledged to pursue a “strong and unified” international response to the alleged plot by elements of the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington. The White House said U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah spoke by telephone Wednesday and agreed that the plot represents […]

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