Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

News Alert no. 140: Top adviser to Khamenei says U.S. is to be confronted and rolled back by Tehran-led “resistance axis”

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According to official Iranian media, Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to the Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that a “resistance axis” led by Iran, and including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the [pro-Iranian forces in] Palestinian territories is “not only to fight against the dominance of foreigners in their countries”, but also […]

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Policy Brief no. 75: Egypt and Saudi Arabia decide to create ‘joint Arab military force’

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“Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed a pact in Cairo aimed at boosting military and economic ties between the two Arab allies”, Al Jazeera is reporting on July 31, 2015. In a statement made public at the end of a meeting of very senior Egyptian and Saudi officials – President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi […]

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News Alert no. 137: New massive U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia made possible: Iran is still generating major strategic concerns on the world arena

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On July 29, 2015, Reuters is reporting that “The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon said”. The same open source is also stating that “the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the sale would benefit a key […]

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Policy Brief No.61: The new IDF Chief of Staff is facing massively difficult strategic risks and threats

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On November 28, “Israeli defense officials say a career officer with deep experience battling Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon has been selected as the country’s next military chief”[1], Fox News reports (massively quoting  a piece of news firstly published by the Associated Press). One day later, on November 29, Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli “Defense Moshe […]

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Policy Brief No.26 : Key strategic directions and diplomatic efforts in fighting ISIL

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On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama stated that “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. […] That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten […]

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