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U.S. demands that Iran be punished for ‘Saudi envoy plot’

The United States has urged the world to take concerted action against Iran for an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador on American soil, calling it a “dangerous escalation.” Tehran has accused the United States of fabricating the charges to distract from domestic economic woes amid growing anti-Wall Street…

Obama consults Saudi King Abdullah on Egypt

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama stressed the need for a meaningful and lasting political transition in Egypt in a telephone call with key ally King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, officials said. “The President spoke today with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia about the situation in Egypt,” the White House said…