Pompeo Calls Strikes an ‘Act of War’ as he Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets with Crown Prince

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the recent attacks against Saudi oil facilities an "act of war" by Iran, and met Wednesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah.

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Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets With Crown Prince in Wake of Oil Facility Attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, insisting that Iran was responsible for the attacks Saturday on Saudi oil installations. ...


Act of War

Secretary of State Remarks to the Traveling Press

The Saudis were the nation that was attacked.  It was on their soil.  It was an act of war against them directly ...


Oil Facility Attacks

UN experts in Saudi to investigate oil attacks

He said the inspectors had “started their mission, undertaken at the invitation of the Saudi authorities.” He did not elaborate. ...


Oil Facility Attacks

See evidence Saudis claim links Iran to attack

The Saudi Defense Ministry showcased evidence collected from the attack on Saudi oil facilities and claimed that it links Iran to the attack. ...



As Personnel Shuffle, the PIF Marches Steadily to Saudi Vision 2030 Beat

With international and new domestic assets expected to consume 25% and 20% of the fund’s portfolio respectively, it seems that existing domestic assets will constitute ...


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Saudi market regulator in talks with Aramco on IPO rules

Asked whether there will be any waivers or exemptions for the company’s listing, Kuwaiz told Reuters in an interview that the CMA is “still having ...



Lawsuit by Relatives of 9/11 Victims Shakes Loose Name of Saudi ‘Mystery Man’ 

The litigation grew out of hundreds of lawsuits filed against Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. The lawsuits have since been ...


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U.S. senators urge Trump administration to end nuclear talks with Saudis

In a Sept. 4 letter to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, who was replaced by Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman on Sunday, Perry said an ...



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Saudi Arabia’s National Steel to build $500m Salalah Free Zone factory

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Seeing the present-day metropolis that stretches unbroken to Al-Khobar, it is easy to forget that seventy-five years ago Dhahran was a minuscule oil camp built ...


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