Trump condemns drone attacks in call with Saudi Crown Prince

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Trump affirmed Washington's readiness to cooperate with Saudi to support its security and stability.

By Wam

Published: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 7:03 AM

Last updated: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 3:47 PM

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from US President Donald Trump following the drone attacks on oil production facilities in the Kingdom.
During the phone call on Saturday, Trump also affirmed Washington's readiness to cooperate with the Kingdom to support its security and stability, according to a statement on the Saudi Press Agency.
The US President stressed the negative impact of the terrorist attacks that targeted two Aramco facilities on the American and global economy.
"For his part, the Crown Prince stressed that the Kingdom has the will and ability to confront and deal with this terrorist aggression," the statement on SPA added.
Later, the White House said that the United States was committed to keeping oil markets well-supplied in the wake of an attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group.

"The United States strongly condemns today's attack on critical energy infrastructure," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement.
"Violent actions against civilian areas and infrastructure vital to the global economy only deepen conflict and mistrust."
Deere confirmed that Trump had spoken earlier with Crown Prince Mohammed.

With inputs from SPA, AFP

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