Saudi Border Guards conduct major military exercise in Jeddah

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Trainees carried out exercises on distress signals and maritime communications, security and the guarding of sites, night ambushes, and long marching. (SPA)
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Trainees carried out exercises on distress signals and maritime communications, security and the guarding of sites, night ambushes, and long marching. (SPA)
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Trainees carried out exercises on distress signals and maritime communications, security and the guarding of sites, night ambushes, and long marching. (SPA)
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Trainees carried out exercises on distress signals and maritime communications, security and the guarding of sites, night ambushes, and long marching. (SPA)
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Trainees carried out exercises on distress signals and maritime communications, security and the guarding of sites, night ambushes, and long marching. (SPA)
Updated 09 November 2019

Saudi Border Guards conduct major military exercise in Jeddah

  • Trainees carried out exercises on distress signals and maritime communications, security and the guarding of sites, night ambushes, and long marching

JEDDAH: Saudi Border Guards took part in a major military and security training exercise, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The annual drill, organized by the Mohammed bin Naif Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies in Jeddah, included shooting with live ammunition, arrest techniques, and night ambush skills.
Academy spokesman, Maj. Mohammed Al-Thaqafi, said the field training included shooting practice at static and moving targets, arrest and inspection procedures surrounding smuggling on the country’s borders, and use of the latest surveillance techniques.
Trainees also carried out exercises on distress signals and maritime communications, security and the guarding of sites, night ambushes, and long marching.
Familiarization on “the best ways of coexistence and self-defense training to raise the level of endurance capabilities and overcome barriers,” was also included in the program, added Al-Thaqafi.


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.