The announcement came at about the time Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was meeting in Lisbon, Portugal with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the situation in Iran.
The closure is expected to impact ... five percent of the world’s daily oil production.
Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen said they launched military operations against the Saudi airport.
Pence warned "the Iranian regime openly advocates another Holocaust" in the Middle East. He added that the Islamic Republic the "greatest threat to peace and security" in the region.
"In falsely seeing ourselves as a force for what ails the Middle East, we were timid about asserting ourselves when the times — and our partners — demanded it," Pompeo said.
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"Every solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that has fueled and financed it: the corrupt dictatorship in Iran."
The release of the latest Al Qaeda video threat coincided with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to Israeli lawmakers at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
The death is expected to have a major impact on the Iranian-Saudi proxy war taking place in Yemen, the poorest nation in the Arab world.
"In this matter [of Iran] there is complete agreement between us and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
Riyadh also says Lebanon appears to be declaring war on Saudi Arabia via aggression by Iran's proxy, Hezbollah.
Saudi Arabia has promised its ally, the United States, it will fight Iran's attempts to create chaos in the region.
Within hours of the dismissals, the Saudi military intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh.
Shin Bet director Nadav Argaman told cabinet ministers that Hamas is setting up a base across Israel’s northern border with assistance from Iran.
“Israel will continue to act determinedly and in a variety of ways to defend itself from these threats."
"This order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamist terrorists can and will exploit for destructive ends."
"We all know what a settlement can look like. We just need the political will to do so."
President Trump backed up his threat with new sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran's latest ballistic missile test.
In the US Army's first attack against terror under President Trump, Navy SEALS took out 14 Al Qaeda operatives.
According to the president, the new measures would 'keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.' He added: 'We don’t want them here.'
"If we are helping to radicalize Yemenis against us ... how can that be in our security interest?" Senator Murphy asked.
"It's time to expose the truth behind this shocking episode, an episode that is a black stain on the history of the State of Israel."
Although surface-to-air missiles are new to Al Qaeda in Yemen, they've been in use by the terror group elsewhere for years.
Hezbollah is becoming increasingly isolated in the Arab world because of its loyalty to Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the Saudi government of attacking Iran's embassy in Sana'a, Yemen.
Trump's 'No Muslim' proposal is no more racist than similar established policies which raised no outcry by US or anyone else.
Nov. 30: when Jewish refugees of Arab lands are recognized, their cultures and traditions embraced and acknowledged.
So much for Jews living peacefully under Islamic rule.
A "dhow" vessel was caught in the Arabian Sea attempting to smuggle Iranian arms in to Yemeni Houthi rebels.
12,000 people filled Times Square at the Stop Iran Now rally in NY's Times Square.
ISIS fighters in southern Syria are nearing the border with Israel in the Golan Heights, sources say. IDF officials are watching closely.