Saudi citizens took to social media to pay tribute to Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz Al-Fagham, the bodyguard to both the late King Abdullah and King Salman who was killed in argument with a friend in Jeddah, Saudi state media said.
Britain, France and Germany have joined the United States in blaming Iran for recent attacks on key Saudi Arabia oil facilities, according to reports, issuing a joint statement Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
President Donald Trump said on Monday it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, according to reports, as the world watches how the Kingdom and its allies may respond to Saturday's strikes.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, two of Saudi Arabia's most important oil facilities were brazenly attacked and set ablaze, causing a disruption of half of Saudi Arabia's total daily oil production and 5% of the world's crude supply and throwing the tense region into greater risk of conflict.
Tensions simmered with Iran over the weekend as Saudi Arabia, the United States and allies made it clear war should be avoided at all costs but that they would respond to security threats and defend their interests if necessary.
A personal call between President Donald Trump and King Salman Saudi Arabia helped to finalize an agreement in which the Kingdom will buy Lockheed Martin’s $15 billion THAAD missile defense system, according to reports.