Saudi Arabia Arrests 21 Iranian “Intruders”


Alert members of the Saudi Coast Guard foiled an attempt of a group of Iranians to enter the Kingdom. They arrested 21 Iranian nationals on Wednesday who were trying to sneak into Saudi Arabia on two separate boats.

Khaled Al-Arqubi, a spokesman for the Coast Guard Command in the Eastern Province, told Arab News yesterday that the naval patrol intercepted two Iranian boats in the Saudi territorial waters near an island called Harqous, located about 42 miles off Al-Khafji coast.

“One boat had 12 people, while the other one was carrying nine people. All of them are Iranian nationals,” said Al-Arqubi. “We did not find any weapons on them, but the investigations are on, and they are being interrogated,” he added.

Arab News

Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

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