Jeddah, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has received a phone call from US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
During the call, the US Secretary of Defense touched on the ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a defensive nature to the kingdom, pointing out that the United States will do everything necessary to help the kingdom to defend itself.
The US Secretary of Defense stressed that Iran's aggressive policy, which destabilizes the region, must be curbed. He renewed his thanks to the kingdom for joining the International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation and its role in contributing to the security of navigation and global trade.
For his part, HRH the Crown Prince asserted that the sabotage attack on the Kingdom is a dangerous escalation towards the whole world that requires a firm stand to preserve international peace and security.
Source: Saudi Press Agency