Saudi Public Prosecution receives intelligence files on suspected cell members

Terror suspects Ahmed Yaser al-Kaldi (left) and Ammar Ali Muhammad. (SPA photos)
Updated 14 September 2017

Saudi Public Prosecution receives intelligence files on suspected cell members

JEDDAH: The Pubic Prosecution on Wednesday received intelligence files on suspected cell members who were arrested on Monday.
State security authorities will furnish the Public Prosecutor with all evidence and documents that were collected during the investigation of the cell members, sources told Arab News.
The list of the arrested included Saudi nationals and residents whose activities were monitored as they were working with foreign parties against the security of the Kingdom, its interests, moderate approach, capabilities, and social stability in order to stir up sedition and harm national unity.
The Public Prosecution will question the accused over this evidence in accordance with the criminal proceedings system, as they were found to have belonged to banned organizations and associated with foreign parties and countries working against the Kingdom’s stability.
The crimes of the cell members included incitement in a direct or indirect manner against the Kingdom and its symbols; continued participation in suspicious conferences, meetings and seminars; deceiving young men and luring them with money, sex and drugs to adopt their positions; and inciting youths to engage in hostile activities.
The crimes levelled against the accused also include their direct or indirect support of organizations targeting the Kingdom; communication and contribution to suspicious activities that are harmful to the security of the Kingdom. 


King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

Updated 21 November 2019

King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

  • Saudi Arabia has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies, king says
  • Kingdom also welcomed US decision to return Iran's Fordow nuclear facility to its sanctions list

RIYADH: Iran should abandon its expansionist ideology that has only “harmed” its own people, Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic.

A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect.

“We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people,” the king told the consultative Shoura Council.

“The kingdom has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies,” King Salman said, quoted by the foreign ministry, reiterating that Riyadh does not seek war but is “ready to defend its people.”

A satellite image from Sept. 15, 2017, of the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran. (Google Earth)

Saudi Arabia has welcomed Washington's decision to return the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran to the sanctions list. 

Washington said on Monday that it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site. 

“The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world’s largest state sponsor of terror is zero ... There is no legitimate reason for Iran to resume enrichment at this previously clandestine site,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier this week.