Israel and Saudi Arabia forging ties could signal war with Iran—commentary

The winds of war in the Middle East, specifically pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia, are turning into a full-blown sandstorm. And the latest evidence of this comes from a surprising source: An interview in a Saudi newspaper. Sponsored Links No, a relatively short interview in an Arabic-language paper in Riyadh isn’t usually a big deal. But … Continue reading Israel and Saudi Arabia forging ties could signal war with Iran—commentary

Iran building permanent military base in Syria – claim – BBC News

Iran is establishing a permanent military base inside Syria, a Western intelligence source has told the BBC. The Iranian military is said to have established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside El-Kiswah, 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus. The report comes amid growing tensions over Iranian influence in Syria … Continue reading Iran building permanent military base in Syria – claim – BBC News

Iran is on a ‘rampage trying to expand,’ says Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister

The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of being on a “rampage,” saying its arch-regional rival is in a permanent state of revolution. Relations between the two countries are at boiling point after Saudi Arabia accused Iran of being behind a ballistic missile attack on Saturday. The missile, which was fired by Houthi … Continue reading Iran is on a ‘rampage trying to expand,’ says Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing | The Spectator

So two months after his 32nd birthday, the Crown Prince has established himself as a despot, albeit one hailed by the West as an enlightened visionary. He has tightened a military alliance with Israel, all but declared war on Iran and prepared Lebanon as the first scene of this war — with Hezbollah as the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing | The Spectator

Iranian Control of Strategic Kurdish Mountain Poses Serious Threat to Israel, Top Security Official Says | Algemeiner.com

The nature of that threat, according to the official, was demonstrated during the First Gulf War in 1991, when there was a consistent high-level Iraqi military presence on Mount Sinjar, even though the area was never targeted by Western coalition aircraft during the conflict. Some have claimed that the Iraqis launched their Scud missile attacks … Continue reading Iranian Control of Strategic Kurdish Mountain Poses Serious Threat to Israel, Top Security Official Says | Algemeiner.com

The Iran-Hamas-Hezbollah Connection

Now that the Iranians have sole control over Lebanon, their eyes are set on the Gaza Strip. Hamas, for its part, is thirsting for Iranian resources. Hamas knows that it will have to pay a price. Iran and Hezbollah are working with Hamas to establish a “joint front” against Israel. The Iran-Hamas-Hezbollah Connection

Israel tells its envoys to back Saudis, Hariri against Hezbollah, Iran – report | The Times of Israel

The Foreign Ministry has instructed Israeli ambassadors around the world to begin in earnest a diplomatic campaign against Iran and Hezbollah that includes backing Saudi Arabian claims that the two Shiite allies were behind a missile attack on Riyadh International Airport over the weekend. Channel 10 reported Wednesday that the ministry sent a classified memo … Continue reading Israel tells its envoys to back Saudis, Hariri against Hezbollah, Iran – report | The Times of Israel

Trump may have pushed Saudi Arabia and Iran closer to war—Commentary

There may be more intermediate steps to come, but we can all see where this is leading. A direct conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as opposed to the proxy war they’re fighting in Yemen, looks inevitable. Speaking of proxy wars, if that direct conflict happens would it make fighting between Saudi Arabia and Iran … Continue reading Trump may have pushed Saudi Arabia and Iran closer to war—Commentary

Saudi Arabia Charges Iran With ‘Act of War,’ Raising Threat of Military Clash – The New York Times

Saudi Arabia charged Monday that Iran had committed “a blatant act of military aggression” by providing its Yemeni allies with a missile fired at the Saudi capital over the weekend, raising the threat of a direct military clash between the two regional heavyweights. The accusations represent a new peak in tensions between Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Charges Iran With ‘Act of War,’ Raising Threat of Military Clash – The New York Times

Khamenei says Iran, Russia should cooperate to isolate U.S., foster Middle East stability

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Tehran and Moscow must step up cooperation to isolate the United States and help stabilize the Middle East, state TV reported. … The rapprochement between Iran and Russia is worrying for both Saudi Arabia, Shi‘ite Muslim Tehran’s main Sunni rival … Continue reading Khamenei says Iran, Russia should cooperate to isolate U.S., foster Middle East stability