Spain in €2bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Saja Kamal

Macron hosted a gala send-off dinner for the crown prince at the Elysee Palace.

The spokesman then said the current rulers of Saudi Arabia have turned themselves into the icons of violence and crimes in the Middle East along with the Zionist regime by further meddling in the internal affairs of the regional states, contributing to the regional destabilisation and problems.

The Iranian diplomat made the remarks after Saudi crown prince made new anti-Iranian claims this time in a visit to France.

Deepening commerce and investment is beneficial to the two countries' economies, as the Kingdom Vision 2030 is an opportunity to explore new domains, in business and cooperation in the main sectors for cooperation such as water and environment, connected sustainable cities, transport, energy, health, agriculture and water supply.

Pressure has been mounting on Macron to scale back arms support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are leading the coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls most of northern Yemen and the capital Sanaa.

New UFC champ rips McGregor, calls out St-Pierre after title win
The lightweight belt was up for grabs after UFC President Dana White stripped #Conor McGregor of the championship. Fellow MMA fighter Cian Cowley, 25, was hit with one count of assault and one count of criminal mischief .

Three out of four French people believe it is "unacceptable" for France to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, according to a poll last month by independent research group YouGov.

A lawyer representing a Yemeni human rights group filed a lawsuit Tuesday in France accusing Mohammed of complicity in torture.

Ahead of prince Mohammed's trip to France, Saudi officials suggested relations were strong between him and Macron, both young leaders with reformist agendas. Cospedal was representing Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis who is accompanying Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on an official visit to Argentina.

Macron invited Hariri to Paris for talks and he later rescinded his resignation, a development that analysts say exposed the limits of the prince's authority. During a Tuesday press conference in Paris, Bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to curb what they called Iran's "expansionism" in the region.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel 'behind attack on Syrian airbase that killed Iranian soldiers'
Apr 12, 2018 - 00:49
Damascus and its allies have denounced the accusations, the government brushing them off as an "unconvincing broken record". The Syrian regime said the base was attacked at around 4.00 a.m. local time (0200GMT) and there were reports of casualties.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andre Ingram, Lakers' 32-year-old Rookie, Dishes in NBA Debut
Apr 11, 2018 - 17:58
He also had three rebounds, an assist, a steal, and three blocks to his name after just over 29 minutes on the court as well. Ingram's Lakers teammates in Brook Lopez and Julius Randle were just as impressed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google appeals CCI's Rs. 136 crore 'search bias' fine at NCLAT
Apr 11, 2018 - 17:52
In February, Competition Commission of India (CCI) penalised Google for "infringing anti-trust conduct". The report quotes sources claiming that Google filed the appeal with NCLAT on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man arrested as police launch murder investigation following death of woman
Apr 11, 2018 - 17:50
Hundreds of women were affected and a doctor said when the case first made news that there was a risk of long term complications. For her services, patients paid $33 (Sh3300) in a country where the average monthly wage is around $48 (Sh4800).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Antonio Rudiger aims thinly-veiled dig at players after West Ham draw
Apr 11, 2018 - 17:50
But Man of the Match was given to West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart , who has not been without his critics this season. It reports that Mexico worldwide Hernandez "is ready to quit in search of more regular first-team football".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Aldridge: The big danger for Liverpool ahead of Man City rematch
Apr 10, 2018 - 20:50
When asked if Liverpool were favourites, the German chief said: " I am not interested in these kinds of labels ". The chances we receive, we have to defend well. "Every game you have to stand up, it is not only this night".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andrew Luck Improving, Still not Throwing
Apr 10, 2018 - 20:49
Luck opted against surgery that offseason and instead wound up signing a five-year, $140 million contract extension. It was a uniquely introspective public address from Luck - who referenced his own private nature at one point.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dozens dead after school bus plunges off cliff in Himalayas
Apr 10, 2018 - 20:48
Many of them who were in the bus today were in Class 5 and below, news agency IANS reported. The adults killed included the bus driver, two teachers and another woman, officials said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hamilton demands more from his team
Apr 10, 2018 - 20:47
Verstappen is the rising star of Formula One, already the victor of three races and a driver Hamilton rates as a future champion. A controversy broke out after the Bahrain Grand Prix , where Hamilton called his Dutch rival a "dickhead" following a clash.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vettel wins tense Bahrain Grand Prix for Ferrari
Apr 10, 2018 - 20:47
The team had a double disappointment to contend with when Max Verstappen also had to retire following a collision with Hamilton. Vettel would continue the charge for victory, now the lone Ferrari, with both Mercedes drivers trying to catch up.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Feasting ahead of fasting backfires on Congress, BJP calls it farce
Apr 10, 2018 - 20:40
The day-long protest was attended by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, along with several senior leaders- Mallikarjun Kharge, Sheila Dikshit, Ashok Gehlot.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook to notify users affected by data breach
Apr 10, 2018 - 20:35
It's all about cash money on this week's #GirlsWithGoals Listen in on your iPhone or Android now. The requirement for issue ads is new.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Danny Welbeck brace enough for Arsenal to see off lowly Southampton
Apr 09, 2018 - 01:51
Charlie Austin restored parity for Southampton in the 73rd minute but Welbeck got the victor eight minutes later. In a wild last few minutes Mohamed Elneny and Southampton's Jack Stephens were sent off in separate incidents.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top RCB vs KKR Live Streaming, IPL 2018 Live Cricket Score
Apr 09, 2018 - 01:50
But once de Villers returned to the pavilion, the Bangalore franchise lost their way as wickets fell in quick succession. Within two balls, Rana claimed world cricket's two-most destructive batsmen and set Kolkata on a course for victory.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hungarians head to polls in parliamentary elections
Apr 09, 2018 - 01:47
Interim data at 1630 GMT showed voter turnout at 68.13 percent, exceeding final turnout in the past three elections. Gabor Vona of the nationalist Jobbik party urged his supporters not to become complacent.