Global action to curb Iran’s nuclear program urged

Tensions with Iran have increased in recent weeks. (AP)
Updated 13 June 2019

Global action to curb Iran’s nuclear program urged

VIENNA: Saudi Arabia has urged the international community and atomic energy experts to step up efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear program.

During a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors, the Kingdom stressed that all necessary measures must be taken to stop Tehran from developing nuclear-related military technologies.

The permanent representative of the Kingdom to international organizations in Vienna, Yehya Sharahili, called on inspectors to probe deeper into Iran’s nuclear activities and expose sites capable of being used to carry out secret programs.

Addressing delegates at the meeting, Sharahili said: “The international community cannot disregard Iran’s true intentions because of its aggressiveness and its tendency toward expansion and hegemony by military means.” 


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.