Two terrorists killed, 4 arrested in eastern Saudi Arabia

Updated 30 March 2017

Two terrorists killed, 4 arrested in eastern Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Two terrorists were killed and four suspects arrested in a security clampdown on a hideout in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, the Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday.
Security forces on Tuesday raided a farm in northern Awamiyah that had been used by terrorists in preparing and planning their acts, said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry.
Upon raiding the hideout, security forces came under fire. The security forces’ response resulted in the killing of two of those who opened fire, identified as Mohammed Tahir Mohammed Al-Nimr and Moqdad Mohammed Hassan Al-Nimr, the ministry said.
The four arrested were identified as: Abdulrahman Fadel Abdullah Al-Abdula’al, Mohammed Jafar Abdullah Al-Abdula’al, Jafar Mohammed Al-Faraj and Wasfi Ali Makki Al-Qurus, the ministry said.
Those killed and arrested are Saudis with previous criminal history and alleged involvement in terrorist acts. No injuries were reported among citizens or security men, the ministry said.
A number of items were discovered in the farm including potassium, three magazines for machine guns, 71 rounds of live ammunition, and a black mask, the ministry said.   

Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

Updated 17 min 25 sec ago

Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

  • Talking to Asharq Al Awsat, Mohammad Bin Salman says Kingdom doesn’t seek war but will defend itself against threats 
  • Says killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “painful crime” and that strategic ties with US are key to regional stability 

JEDDAH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday said Saudi Arabia does not seek war but will also not shy away from confronting any threats.

He called for a decisive international position against Iran and said the regime in Tehran didn’t even respect the presence of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe when it attacked two tankers, one of them carrying the Japanese flag. 

The crown prince’s comments came in an interview with Arab News’ sister publication Asharq Al Awsat.

The heir to the Saudi throne said the Kingdom will continue to support Sudan and wishes nothing but good for Yemen. However, Saudi Arabia would never accept having a militia serving the Iranian agenda at its border, he said. 

He also described the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “very painful crime.” He added that the Kingdom seeks to achieve full justice and accountability. 

As for the Aramco IPO, the crown prince says it is expected to occur at some time between 2020 and the beginning of 2021. 

(Full transcript to follow)