Iran denies US accusation of arming Yemeni militants - News Ghana

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan denied on Wednesday the allegation that Tehran is sending weapons to Yemen, Press TV reported. Dehghan's remarks came in response to the U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, who, during ...

Tillerson, Mattis Seek to Mend Fences With Saudi Arabia - Foreign Policy (blog)

The Trump administration is quickly rekindling Washington's once-ailing relationship with Saudi Arabia, and it's on full display this week. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Riyadh as the White House continues to mull greater ...

Arab Coalition in Yemen destroys militia rocket platform - gulfnews.com

Aden: The Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen destroyed a Katyusha rocket platform belonging to the Houthi and Saleh coup militias in western Yemen. “The coalition's aviation launched a series of raids against Houthi and Saleh coup militias' ...

'Mad Dog' brags of being anti-Iran in Saudi visit - Press TV

US Defense Secretary James Mattis (C) and White House Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell (C-R) attend a meeting with Saudi officials in Riyadh on April 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP). US Defense Secretary James Mattis repeats anti-Iran allegations ...

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom's Leadership - Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom's leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in ...

US: Helping Yemen means stopping Iran's destabilisation actions - Middle East Monitor

United States Secretary of Defence, James Mattis during his official visit to Saudi Arabia on 19 April 2017. [Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Kingdom Council/Handout]. April 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm. Iran's destabilising influence in the Middle East needs to be ...

12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen - Kasmir Monitor

Riyadh : The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen , killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom's troops since the war began more than two years ago. The ...

Saudi-led military alliance to act against any terror group: WSJ - Geo News, Pakistan

The Saudi-led military alliance is likely to hold its first meeting in the coming months in Riyadh where defence ministers from member states will gather to agree on its structure and mission, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Attributing the ...

Pentagon chief warns of Yemen 'Hezbollah' - Ahram Online

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned Wednesday of Iranian efforts to create a Yemeni militia "in the image" of Lebanon's Hezbollah, after talks with officials in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom leads an Arab coalition which for two years has been fighting ...

Washington wants 'strong' Saudi Arabia: Mattis - The National

RIYADH // Washington wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said during talks on Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating America's alliance with Riyadh. Mr Mattis, meeting top officials in the Saudi capital, also hinted that ...

U.S. defense secretary: must overcome Iran's destabilisation efforts to help Yemen - Nasdaq

(Adds details) RIYADH, April 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that Iran was playing a destabilising role in the Middle East but its influence would have to be overcome to bring about an end to the conflict in Yemen. At ...

Muslim Countries Forming Military Alliance to Fight ISIS Terrorism - Newsweek

A coalition of 41 Muslim-majority nations is working to create a mobile military force to combat the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria and militant threats across northern and western Africa. The alliance, known informally as the Muslim NATO ...

US, Saudi Arabia Affirm Cooperation in Countering 'Iran's Mischief' - Voice of America

The United States is pledging support for Saudi efforts to counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the region. During talks Wednesday in Riyadh, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized to his Saudi counterpart, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin ...

US Defense Chief Mattis: Wherever There's Trouble in the Middle East, You Find Iran - Haaretz

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (C-R) arrive for a meeting in Riyadh on April 19, 2017. AFP/Jonathan Ernst. Iran complying with nuclear deal, but still supporting terrorism, Trump administration says ...

US weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts - ABC News

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (C), flanked by U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Christopher Henzel (2nd L) and White House Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell (R), meets with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister ...

The testament to the Saudi soldiers who crashed in Yemen's Marib - Al-Arabiya

Faisal Al Subai, the cousin of the martyr, told Al Arabiya that the Lt. Col. Faisal has 4 children, the youngest of whom is still a toddler. (Archive). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 19 April 2017. Text size A A A. “We are just souls ...

Saudi Arabia, USA Ratify Strategic Defense Relation - Prensa Latina

Riyadh, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed here today their commitment to expand and consolidate strategic military and security cooperation. During the talks at Riyadh's ...

US wants to see 'strong' Saudi Arabia, says Mattis - Gulf Times

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is seen with US Defence Secretary James Mattis in Riyadh on Wednesday. Text Size: A A A. AFP/Riyadh. The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks on Wednesday aimed ...

US wants 'strong' Saudi Arabia: Mattis - The Peninsula Qatar

US Defence Secretary James Mattis meets Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) in Riyadh on April 19, 2017. AFP / Jonathan Ernst. AFP. Riyadh: The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during ...

'Friendly fire' downed Saudi helicopter in Yemen: sources - Yahoo News

Aden (AFP) - A Saudi military helicopter that crashed in Yemen killing 12 Saudi soldiers was likely hit by "friendly fire", military sources said Wednesday. The soldiers, including four officers, died Tuesday when the helicopter went down in Yemen's ...