Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2019
Published in Category: Politics

PM Imran Khan, Saudi Crown Prince discuss regional situation after attacks at Saudi oil installations

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and discussed bilateral and regional matters with special focus on drone attacks at Saudi Oil installations.

During the telephone conversation, Imran Khan expressed Pakistan’s support for the Kingdom and its full stand with all its potentials in confronting these sabotage acts which threaten the global economy and the Kingdom’s security.

Saudi Crown Prince Moahmmed Bin Salman said that Saudi Arabia has capability to fight against terrorists.

Earlier on Monday, a Saudi-led coalition said that an attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, as President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked and loaded” to hit back.

The rebel Houthi group that controls Yemen’s capital claimed responsibility for the attack, which knocked out more than half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production and damaged the world’s biggest crude processing plant. Iran denied the accusations that it was behind the attack.

UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Monday it was “not entirely clear” who was behind the strike but he said it had increased the chances of a regional conflict.

But US Ambassador to the world body, Kelly Craft, told the Council that emerging information on the attacks “indicates that responsibility lies with Iran” and that there is no evidence the attack came from Yemen.