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.
Yemen’s Houthi group said on Thursday it had targeted a military site in Dammam, Saudi Arabia with a long-range missile and had launched a drone attack on a military parade in Yemen, which killed 30 people, according to reports.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave an interview to the Saudi-owned, London-based Asharq Alawsat newspaper and discussed recent attacks on oil tankers and on the Kingdom's southern border, saying Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Norway have told the UN Security Council that the recent attack on four oil tankers off the UAE coast was a "sophisticated and coordinated" operation most likely conducted by a "state actor," according to reports.
Saudi Arabia's cabinet took the step of affirming the Kingdom's desire to avoid regional conflict and ensure stable oil markets as tensions between Iran and the United States simmer, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency and Reuters.