Pentagon spokesman John Kirby announced, on Thursday evening, that US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had telephoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, during which they discussed sharing a commitment to confront Iran’s destabilizing behavior, and Washington’s keenness to support Saudi Arabia in defending
In addition, Kirby said in a statement that Austin thanked Saudi Crown Prince Austin for the Kingdom’s commitment to the political solution in Yemen.
The US Secretary of Defense reiterated the partnership Strategic defense between Washington and Riyadh.
Austin condemned the recent attacks launched by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia, stressing the United States ’commitment to help Saudi Arabia defend its borders.
He also stressed On the Kingdom’s role as a primary pillar in regional security in the Middle East region.
Minister Austin referred to the joint commitment between the United States and Saudi Arabia to confront Iran’s destabilizing activities, as well as work to defeat extremist organizations in the region.