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.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday sustained President Donald Trump’s veto of a resolution demanding an end to military support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen, in a victory for the White House’s policy of continued backing for the kingdom.
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.
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.