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Pompeo says US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’

Pompeo says US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’
Thursday 19
7:5 2019

Pompeo’s comments on Twitter came as he was in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, after meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s defense minister. The Saudis on Wednesday displayed missile and drone wreckage at a press conference, and cited other evidence they alleged shows the raid was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.” Iran, which has denied involvement in the attack, warned the U.S. it will retaliate immediately if it is targeted. Pompeo wrote his tweet early Thursday after his meeting with Prince Mohammed over Saturday’s drone and cruise missile attack on a crucial oil processing facility and oil field. Yemen’s Iranian-backed ...

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Summary: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that America backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’ after a weekend attack targeted the heart of its oil industry

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