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Riyadh expects to return power to the South Yemen government

Saudi Arabia proposed an initiative for reconciliation of the Central government of Yemen and separatists from the Transitional Council of South Yemen will allow the Central government to regain power in the capital of southern Yemen, Aden, said the foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan.

Early Wednesday, the Saudi authorities declared that they managed to convince the government of Yemen and the separatists, who seized power in Aden, which was announced by the authorities the temporary capital after the capture of Sana'a by Houthi rebels, go for the continuation of the truce and the formation of a new government with the participation of candidates from the South and the North. After that, the separatists abandoned their declared earlier in the southern provinces self-government.

Riyadh has called for pressure on Iran from the UN report

Riyadh after a UN report on attacks on oil installations in the country said the international community must exert pressure on Iran, the report said the Saudi Embassy in Russia.

In mid-June, Reuters reported, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin". The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran rejected the report of the UN Secretariat. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the evidence of Iranian involvement in the attack on Saudi oil facilities in the UN report no.

Media: U.S. diplomats to leave Saudi Arabia

Dozens of American diplomats and their families on Saturday to leave Saudi Arabia amid a sharp growth of cases of infection with coronavirus in the Kingdom, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing sources.

According to them, the state Department last week allowed to leave the country all non-emergency personnel. It is expected that in the coming weeks even more diplomats to leave Saudi Arabia, the newspaper reports.

Yemeni separatists seized the archipelago of Socotra

The Transitional Council of South Yemen announced the establishment of control over the archipelago of Socotra, located in the Indian ocean.

Earlier, the government of Yemen has repeatedly accused southern secessionists in an attempt to establish control over Socotra. June 19, the TV channel Al-Jazeera reported, citing sources, that Saudi troops supporting Yemeni army, left Thursday strongholds around the capital of the province of the city of Hadiboh and handed them control of the Transitional Council.

The foreign Ministry commented on the UN report about the attack on Saudi oil facilities

Conclusive evidence of Iranian involvement in the attack on Saudi oil facilities in the report of the United Nations there, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Earlier, Reuters, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin".

Iran has rejected the UN report about the origin of the attacking Saudi oil refineries missiles

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran rejected the report of the UN Secretariat, which refer to Iranian missiles for attacks in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, Reuters, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on objects of the state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin".