King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 02 July 2019
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King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

JEDDAH: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him.
The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz and a number of princes were also present.
On Monday, King Salman issued a royal decree promoting and appointing 179 judges at the Justice Ministry at various levels.


France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

Updated 19 September 2019

France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

  • The Frrench foreign minister said to wait for the results of the investigation
  • Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks

PARIS: A claim from Yemen’s Houthis they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is “not very credible,” France’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
“Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively speaking,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told C News television.
“There is an international investigation, let’s wait for its results. I don’t have a specific opinion before these results,” he said, adding the investigation into the Saudi oil attacks will be fast.
The Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have pointed the finger at Iran for the Sept. 14 raids, which hit the world’s biggest crude oil processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi output.
Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks.