WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has told Saudi Crown Muhammad Bin Salman that the U.S condemns the attacks on Aramco facilities, and it is ready to cooperate with the kingdom in maintaining its security.
Muhammad Bin Salman received a phone call from President Donald Trump over the recent drone attacks on the Kingdom’s oil facilities. It is widely believed that attacks were launched from a Houthi controlled region.
The United States has offered its assistance to Saudi Arabia in protecting the Kingdom and maintaining its security and stability. President Trump on the phone call with MBS or Muhammad Bin Salman has condemned the attacks on Aramco facilities. The Crown Prince has said that Saudi Arabia is “Capable” and “Willing” to respond to the recent drone attacks.
“The kingdom is willing and able to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression,” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ( MBS) told Trump during a phone call on Saturday, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Houthis who have been fighting a war in Yemen attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities located in Abqaiq and its oil fields located in Khurais. The attacks have impacted Saudi Arabia’s crude oil supply by 50 percent or 5.7 millions of barrel per day.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of attacking the Saudi oil plants, he said Tehran was engaging in false diplomacy.
Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 14, 2019
Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy. Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply. There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.” Pompeo said in a Twitter post, referring to Iran’s president and foreign minister.