Yemeni Drones Target Saudi Airport' in Reprisal Attacks

The Yemeni army says its military drones have bombarded a Saudi airport in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Asir for the second time in more than a month, forcing the authorities to suspend all flights to and from the regional airport, according to Press T.V.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing an unnamed official in the air defense unit of the army, said on Saturday that Yemeni drones had targeted Abha International Airport with several airstrikes earlier in the day, inflicting damage upon it.

The official further said the Yemeni army would increase such retaliatory attacks against Saudi bases and facilities in near future.

The report added that in the wake of the airstrikes, Saudi authorities published pictures of the prince of Asir inspecting the damage at the airport.

This as the Saudi-led coalition attacking Yemen said it had foiled an attempted "terrorist" attack by an unmanned drone near Abha airport, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

Iran Asserts Enrichment Right, Says Global Developments Foreign to Pompeo

 

Iran has slammed as unacceptable US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest remarks about the Islamic Republic's right to uranium enrichment, saying he is a stranger to world events.

"For his information, it must be recalled that the Islamic Republic of Iran's legal right to uranium enrichment has been established and its (enrichment) indigenous know-how exists in the country," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday.

Ayatollah Khamenei says ‘flexibility” will make enemy more aggressive

TEHRAN – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Wednesday called on the government “not to tie the country’s affairs to the JCPOA (nuclear deal) and foreign issues.”

“We should not tie our country’s issues to something which is not in our control,” the Leader told a number of senior state officials, Tehran Times reported.

On May 8 Donald Trump effectively withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear agreement and announced Washington will introduce sanctions against Iran. Two weeks later his new secretary of state Mike Pompeo used a harsh language against Iran, saying the U.S. will “crush” Iran with economic and military pressure if it does not halt all uranium enrichment, stop its ballistic-missile program, give nuclear inspectors access to the entire country among other demands.

Lavrov, Cavusoglu discuss resolving crisis in Syria

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed on Tuesday with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu common work in the framework of Astana talks to resolve the crisis in Syria, SANA reported.

During a phone conversation, the two sides also discussed a number of international issues of common concern, including work within the framework of the Astana process to find a solution to the crisis in Syria pursuant to the UN Security Council Resolution No.2254.

Illegal Foreign Troops in Syria Must Leave

TEHRAN- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said on Monday that foreign forces which entered Syria illegally and without permission must leave.

In his weekly press conference, Qassemi said that the presence of Iranian advisors in Syria was at the request of the legitimate government and the main objective of it was to take part in combating terrorism.