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Military spokesman warns Iranian-backed rebels will soon have missiles capable of reaching bases in Israel.
"Saudi Arabia is a hostile country and we must ensure that Israel’s qualitative military edge is preserved."
A State Department official told JTA in a statement that the embassy had taken the video from the social media account of a private Saudi citizen without realizing that Israel had been edited out.
King Salman has used summits with leaders of all five Gulf Arab states, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey over the past 10 days to reinforce the need for unity.
Convincing Saudi Arabia to accept any agreed nuclear deal is important to President Barack Obama because he needs Riyadh to work closely with Washington on a host of regional policies.
Saudi-backed 'Al Arabiya' ran an extremely pro-Israel article by the Editor-in-Chief of its English website on Tuesday titled, “President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran.”
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
“The changes that the Middle East has experienced in recent years have created a set of joint interests between the two countries,” said Dr. Michal Yaari, an expert on Saudi foreign policy.
By ARIEL ZILBER
Saudi Arabia's elderly monarch was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for medical tests, state media said.
"If Iran wants to be part of the solution, it has to pull its forces from Syria. The same applies elsewhere, whether in Yemen or Iraq," Saudi FM says.
Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts across the region.
The tide may be turning against Iran in the Middle East.
By JONATHAN ADELMAN
The Saudis have an old trick...
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
But now, they argue, under the leadership of King Salman and his son, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudis are going too far.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
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