Pompeo, Saudi CP discuss “unprecedented attack” on Saudi oil facilities

WASHINGTON, US State Department said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud in Jeddah to discuss “the recent attacks by Iran against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.” The Saudi Crown Prince “agreed that this was an unacceptable and unprecedented attack that not only threatened Saudi Arabian national security, but also endangered the lives of all the American citizens living and working in Saudi Arabia, as well as the world’s energy supply in general,” the Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

Pompeo and the Saudi Crown Prince also discussed “the need for the international community to come together to counter the continued threat of the Iranian regime and agreed that the Iranian regime must be held accountable for its continued aggressive, reckless, and threatening behavior.” For his part, Pompeo tweeted “met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today to discuss the unprecedented attacks against Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure.” “The US stands with Saudi Arabia and supports its right to defend itself. The Iranian regime’s threatening behavior will not be tolerated,” he stressed.

Pompeo told the traveling press earlier today that “this was an Iranian attack,” and that “this is an attack of a scale we’ve just not seen before,” describing the attack as an “an act of war.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency