Unemployment rate among Saudi citizens edged up to a record 12.9 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to official data, as the kingdom continues to suffer economically from a prolonged war on Yemen and a domestic fuel price hike.
A former top aide to ex-US president Barack Obama says Saudi Arabia gave a delegation of United States officials visiting the kingdom for the first time large suitcases containing jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that nations in the region will not forget the Saudi regime’s role in creating extremism, advising the Al Saud regime to learn from the fate of its former ally, Saddam Hussein.
The head of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the Saudi regime had told Syria that it is ready to stop supporting the militants wreaking havoc in the country and give Damascus hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction if it accepted to cut ties with Iran.
The United States is selling useless, outdated weapons to Saudi Arabia which is thus wasting billions of dollars on these purchases, according to E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst in Indiana.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Saudi Arabia to initiate producing prosperity rather than terrorists and dictators as he lambasted Riyadh and its allies for "indiscriminate bombardment" of Yemen.
US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have reconfirmed their support for a “strong, broad, and enduring strategic relationship” based on shared mutual interests, according to the White House.