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The Iranian Foreign Ministry has refuted the “ridiculous and scandalous” allegations made by the Saudi Ambassador to the US against Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
A leading Arab commentator says Saudi Arabia is planning to lay a siege on Iran, but it will definitely fail to do that even if supported by the US.
Iraqi media say Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has tasked the country’s Electricity Minister Qassem Al-Fahdawi to travel to Saudi Arabia to negotiate importing electricity from the Arab country.
The first terminal of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport is ready to dispatch about 27,000 pilgrims from seven provinces to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, an Iranian official said.
An Arab news website says the US President’s bid to halt Iran’s oil exports are mainly aimed at salvaging Saudi Arabia’s sluggish economy.
An Iranian lawmaker claims the Saudis have sent agents to Iran to collect some 3.5 million gold coins from Iran and transfer them to Iraq in a bid to disrupt the Islamic Republic’s economy.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced the recent air strikes by Saudi and Emirati planes hitting a wedding ceremony in Yemen’s Sa’ada province, which killed and injured dozens of innocent civilians including women and children.
A top Iranian commander hailed Yemeni forces’ resistance against the Saudi-led coalition’s push to take control of Hudaydah port, noting that the coalition is bogged down in the quagmire of the war they have waged against the Arab country.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced the recent deadly airstrikes of Saudi and Emirati planes on civilian targets in various Yemeni cities, including residential areas of Sa’dah and a passenger bus carrying the internally displaced Yemenis in Hudaydah.
Despite the lack of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia, around 85,000 Iranian pilgrims are going to make the Hajj pilgrimage this year, an Iranian official said.