Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran Reject U.S. Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights united Washington’s Arab allies and their regional foe Iran in condemnation on Tuesday.
US Importers of Bahraini Aluminum Received Customs Exemptions: US Ambassador
The US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Justin Siberell, confirmed that some US importers of aluminum products have received tariff exemptions in a number of cases.
Kushner Meets King, Crown Prince, Aim of Tour Financial Support for “Deal of the Century”, Reports CNN
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received on Tuesday February 26, 2019, at the Gudaibiya Palace Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to US President Donald Trump and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of the Crown Prince First Deputy Prime Minister and Bahraini Foreign and Finance Ministers.
U.S. Senate Proposal would Block Saudi Path to Atomic Weapon in Nuclear Deal
U.S. senators from both parties introduced a resolution on Tuesday requiring that any deal to share U.S. nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia block the kingdom from making a nuclear weapon.
Trump Objects to Measure Ending U.S. Support for Saudis in Yemen War
The Trump administration threatened on Monday to veto an effort in the U.S. Congress to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, continuing a stand-off with lawmakers over policy toward the kingdom.
US will Keep Investigating Journalist Khashoggi's Murder: Pompeo
The United States is still probing the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, as U.S. lawmakers continued to demand stronger U.S. action to punish the perpetrators.
Pompeo Provided U.S. Congress with Updates on Khashoggi Killing: State Department
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided an update on the investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing to Congress on Friday, a State Department spokesperson said.
U.S. Lawmakers Vowed Congress Would Act Demanding Accountability for Killing of Saudi Journalist Khashoggi if Trump Administration Didn’t
U.S. lawmakers called on Thursday for Washington to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at one of the country's consulates in Turkey and vowed that Congress would act if the Trump administration did not.
Saudi Arabia Modifies Intelligence Service Following Khashoggi Murder
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the creation of three new government bodies aimed at improving the country's intelligence operations in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has sparked international outrage.
Erdogan: One of Khashoggi Killers Said 'I Know How to Cut' on Audio
One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
Yemen Warring Parties Agree to Reopen Sanaa Airport, Resume Oil, Gas Exports
Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to reopen Sanaa airport in the Houthi-held capital and resume oil and gas exports, sources said, as Western nations pressed them to accept confidence-building steps before the end of U.N.-led peace talks in Sweden.
Trump Says Standing by Saudi Crown Prince despite Pleas from Senate
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from U.S. senators for Trump to condemn the kingdom’s de facto ruler.
Saudi Arabia Inks Deal for Lockheed's Missile Defense System
Saudi Arabia will buy Lockheed Martin's $15 billion missile defense system, a U.S. Department of State spokesman said on Wednesday, after aggressive lobbying by the administration to close the deal that included a personal call between President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman.
U.S. Cabinet Members Defend Close Saudi Ties, Lawmakers Unconvinced
Two senior U.S. Cabinet members urged senators on Wednesday not to downgrade ties with Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but lawmakers from both parties said they could not turn a blind eye to reports that the country’s de facto ruler was involved in last month’s killing.
Senate Advances Measure to End Military Support for Saudis in Yemen
The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's civil war, setting the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days.
U.S. House Panel to Probe Trump's Saudi Ties: Washington Post
Democrats on the U.S. House intelligence panel will investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of a “deep dive” next year into U.S.-Saudi Arabia ties, the committee’s incoming head said in a report published on Friday.
Iran Says No Trust in Trump's US for New Nuclear Talks
Iran sees no point in fresh nuclear talks with the US without guarantees it will not renege on any deal made, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday.
Congressional Democrats Call for Cuts in U.S. Support for Saudi Arabia
Leading Democrats in Congress called on Tuesday for cuts in U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and criticized President Donald Trump for failing to take action against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the CIA believes ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Iran: Trump Statement on Saudi Role in Khashoggi Case 'Shameful'
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday it was “shameful” that U.S. President Donald Trump had pledged support for Saudi Arabia despite the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate.
Senator Graham Sees Bipartisan Support for Saudi Sanctions
Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, said on Tuesday there is strong bipartisan support in Congress for serious sanctions against Saudi Arabia, “including appropriate members of the royal family.”