Taking Saudis’ side, Egypt warns Iran against regional ‘meddling’

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a meeting with a group of young people from around the world in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 7, 2017. (MENA via AP)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi participates in a meeting with a group of young people from around the world in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on November 7, 2017. (MENA via AP)

Sissi says he does not war, but will not tolerate threats against Arab countries by Tehran or Hezbollah

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Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’

Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool, File)

Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool, File)

Tehran’s supply of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels ‘could be considered an act of war,’ Mohammed bin Salman says

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As sanctions are lifted, Iranian foes fear the worst

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. (Dan Balilty/Pool photo via AP)

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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of bombing its embassy in Yemen

© AFP / Fayez Nureldine | A picture taken on November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi F-15 fighter jet landing at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase, as the Saudi army conducts operations over Yemen.

Saudi jets “deliberately” struck Iran’s embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounded staff, Tehran’s foreign ministry said Thursday, as tensions between the two regional powers mounted

“This deliberate action by Saudi Arabia is a violation of all international conventions that protect diplomatic missions,” foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by state television.

“The Saudi government is responsible for the damage caused and for the situation of members of staff who were injured,” Ansari added, without specifying when the alleged strike took place.

(AFP)

 

In the Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict, a clash of civilizations

File: Iranian protesters raise their fists in front of a portrait of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authorities, on January 3, 2016, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran. (AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE)

File: Iranian protesters raise their fists in front of a portrait of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authorities, on January 3, 2016, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran. (AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE)

The cold war between the two regional powers is likely to heat up, reviving an age-old sectarian war between Sunni and Shiite Islam in which every country and group in the Middle East will have to choose a side

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At least 717 killed in Mecca stampede on last day of hajj

In this image posted on the official Twitter account of the directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense agency, rescuers respond to a stampede that killed and injured pilgrims in the holy city of Mina during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense agency via AP)

In this image posted on the official Twitter account of the directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense agency, rescuers respond to a stampede that killed and injured pilgrims in the holy city of Mina during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense agency via AP)

Officials say at least 863 others injured in tent city at Mina in latest disaster to strike annual Muslim pilgrimage; no Israelis known hurt

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Over 100 die in Mecca mosque crane collapse

A pilgrim points at a crane that collapsed and killed dozens inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo)

A pilgrim points at a crane that collapsed and killed dozens inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP Photo)

Bodies strewn across part of Grand Mosque, one of Islam’s most important prayer sites

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen

FILE – In this April 16, 2015, file photo, Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, chant slogans during a demonstration against an arms embargo imposed by the U.N. Security Council on Houthi leaders, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia shot down a Scud missile early Saturday, June 6, 2015, fired into the Sunni kingdom by Yemen’s Shiite rebels and their allies, the country’s official news agency reported, marking what could be a major escalation in the monthslong war. A Patriot missile battery shot down the Scud around 2:45 a.m. Saturday around the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency blamed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies in forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

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