RIYADH – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud, who additionally holds the put up of defence minister, has mentioned the most recent regional developments and the worldwide state of affairs in a cellphone name with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the dominion’s Overseas Ministry mentioned on Sunday.
“Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman obtained a cellphone name from the USA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Throughout the name, they reviewed bilateral relations between the 2 international locations, mentioned regional and worldwide developments and the efforts exerted in direction of it,” the ministry mentioned in a press release, posted on Twitter.
The cellphone name comes hours after Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud urged the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to assemble for extraordinary summits within the metropolis of Makkah on Might 30 within the wake of this week’s Houthi drone strike on the nation’s oil amenities and the Might 12 mysterious assault on a number of tankers off the UAE coast.
4 industrial ships have been sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, and two days later drones attacked oil installations west of the Saudi capital Riyadh.
MoS @AdelAljubeir: “The Kingdom is following with nice concern the regional and worldwide developments, that are escalating on account of the aggressive actions of the Iranian regime and its proxies within the area”
— Overseas Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) Might 19, 2019
On Saturday, Saudi Minister of State for Overseas Affairs Adel Al Jubeir additionally urged the worldwide neighborhood to take a “agency stance towards the Iranian regime by stopping it, and stopping it from spreading destruction and chaos all through the world.”
Tensions have been hovering within the area after the USA stepped up its navy presence within the center East earlier in Might in what White Home Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton has referred to as “a transparent and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime.” The deployment features a service strike group, Patriot missiles, B-52 bombers and F-15 fighters, in response to the Pentagon.
On Thursday, US President Donald Trump informed reporters that he hoped to keep away from a struggle with Iran. On the similar time, Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mentioned that Tehran didn't intend to wage struggle with the USA, however would proceed to withstand Washington.