Washington, November 1/2011 The White House spokesman said on Tuesday that the United States is concerned about Iran’s threats against Saudi Arabia and will not hesitate to respond if necessary.
A spokesman for the National Security Council said: “We are concerned about the threat picture and remain in constant contact with the Saudis through military and intelligence channels. “We will not hesitate to act while protecting our interests and our partners in our region.”
The official said Saudi Arabia had shared information with the United States about warnings of possible attacks from Iran on targets in the kingdom after the Wall Street Journal reported.
Saudi Arabia’s government media office did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Hossein Salami, the top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, cited an October 20 warning by Saudi leaders not to rely on Israel and its “glass palace.”
Riyadh In 2020, the two Gulf allies blessed the US-signed accords with Israel, creating a new regional anti-Iran axis, but last year began direct talks with Tehran to manage the conflict in the Gulf. Uncertainty about America’s commitment to the environment.
Saudi Arabia Tehran has denied that it has blamed Iran for the 2019 missile and drone attacks on its oil facilities. The leading Sunni Muslim and Shiite forces have been locked in rivalry for decades, supporting allies fighting proxy wars in the region.
Relations between Riyadh and Washington have been strained since the Saudi-led OPEC+ alliance decided last month to cut oil production targets, with the latest concerns over rising gasoline prices in the United States.
President Joe Biden stated that the relationship of the United States with Riyadh will have consequences and urged the White House to end its cooperation with Riyadh, including arms sales. Saudi Arabia is very proud of its security.
Washington abandoned efforts to renew the Iran nuclear deal, which then-President Donald Trump signed in 2018, after Iran supplied Russia with drones in its war with Ukraine. They dropped it in 2018.
Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Josie Cao and Michael Perry
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