Saudi ambassador to Germany says all options on the table against Iran

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Germany has said that all options are being considered in retaliation to attacks on the Aramco facilities. (File/AFP)
Updated 19 September 2019

Saudi ambassador to Germany says all options on the table against Iran

  • Ambassador says the drones were definitely from Iran because they built them
  • Military action has not been ruled out, says ambassador

BERLIN: The Saudi ambassador to Germany said on Thursday all options were on the table in retaliation to attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities over the weekend that the kingdom has blamed on Iran.
Asked about the possibility of a military strike against Iran, he said: “Of course everything is on the table but you have to discuss that well,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud told Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio.
“We’re still working on where they were launched from but wherever they came from, Iran is certainly behind them as Iran built them and they could only be launched with Iranian help,” he said.
Saudi Arabia displayed on Wednesday remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on the Saudi oil facilities, saying they were “undeniable” evidence of Iranian aggression.

Meanwhile, China whose top oil supplier is Saudi Arabia, said they are hoping for an “objective” investigation to the attacks.

“We hope the incident can get a comprehensive, objective and public investigation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing.

“We once again call on relevant parties to avoid taking actions that lead to an increase in regional tensions, and to jointly safeguard regional peace and stability,” he added.

The European Union also expressed how Iran is violating conventions on human rights in light of the issue.


Northern Borders governor inspects healthcare center  

Updated 24 January 2021

Northern Borders governor inspects healthcare center  

RAFHA: Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan, governor of the Northern Borders region, inspected the Talaat Al-Temyat Healthcare Center on Sunday as part of his inspection visits to the cities, centers, and villages of Rafha governorate.

The governor started by visiting the delayed People’s Celebrations Center project and listening to an explanation from the region’s mayor, Shammam Al-Shammari, about the reasons for the delays. He was also briefed on the most important obstacles facing the contractors’ workflow, the solutions adopted to complete the project, the proposed solutions and the timeline set for the implementation.

After that, Prince Faisal inspected the health services provided at the Talaat Al-Temyat Healthcare Center, where he met patients and visitors and listened to their comments and needs.

He also met the medical and administrative staff and gave his directives to ensure the provision of high-quality services to patients and primary healthcare to citizens.

The governor toured the neighborhoods and the public park and visited some of the projects under implementation.

He urged the mayor to take into account the integration of services in order to meet the needs of different age groups, prepare parks with suitable facilities, and ensure the provisions of all safety means, in addition to enhancing municipal services.

Prince Faisal stressed the importance of advancing the services provided to citizens and the need to implement development projects in a way that is in the public interest.