Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Monday that Iranian threats against the Kingdom affect the Middle East and the world during a phone call with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
The US Secretary of Defense stressed during his call Washington’s full support to the Kingdom following the recent attacks on two oil facilities in Abqaiq and Hijrat Khurais.
Esper praised the Kingdom's role in supporting international efforts to address the Iranian threat, as well as threats on maritime navigation.
US intelligence shows that the attacks were launched from Iran, according to a report by NBC News citing three sources.
The Crown Prince also received calls of support from numerous other leaders following the attacks, including Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Global energy prices spiked more than 14 percent on Monday after the attacks on key oil facilities caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record.