Saudi accuses Iran of sowing ‘sedition, unrest, chaos’
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday accused Iran of a nearly four-decade record of "sedition, unrest and chaos," as the international community tried to calm tensions between the regional rivals. Tensions between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran reached a new high this month when Riyadh and a number of its Sunni Arab allies cut diplomatic ties with Tehran. "Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, Iran has established a record of spreading sedition, unrest and chaos in the region," the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted an unnamed senior foreign ministry official as saying.
6 January, 2016 Iran’s Rouhani wants urgent case against embassy suspects President Hassan Rouhani wrote to Iran's judiciary chief Wednesday urging a quick and conclusive case against 50 suspects accused of involvement in the storming of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran. The letter to Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, head of the judiciary, was posted on Rouhani's […]
5 January, 2016 Saudi-Iran row could shatter Syrian peace efforts: analysts The deepening crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran could threaten fragile efforts to negotiate an end to the Syrian war, which has claimed more than a quarter of a million lives, analysts say. "The conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia will definitely have a negative impact" on the […]
7 January, 2016 Saudi embassy attack may backfire on Iran hardliners The arson attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran that prompted Riyadh to cut diplomatic ties with Iran was initially seen as a victory for hardline opponents of President Hassan Rouhani. Although similar episodes have occurred in the past -- Britain's embassy was stormed in 2011 for […]
3 January, 2016 The Latest: Insider says Saudis decided ‘enough was enough’ RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The latest developments after Saudi Arabia executes a prominent opposition Shiite cleric convicted of terrorism charges, sparking anger in Iran and among Shiites across the region (All times local).