The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) announced that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stressing the United States’ commitment to helping the Kingdom defend its lands and people.
To That, Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, said in a statement that Austin and Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed regional security, especially efforts to end the war in Yemen.
While Austin praised the Kingdom’s successes in confronting Houthi attacks. On Saudi soil, he and Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed bilateral US-Saudi efforts to bolster the kingdom’s defenses and military capabilities. According to the Pentagon statement.
He stressed that Saudi Arabia is an important axis and center of gravity in regional stability, pointing out that the United States will remain committed to preserving its right to self-defense.