US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet on Monday he had discussed heightened tensions in the region with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman during a meeting in Jeddah.
Pompeo said they also discussed the need to promote maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz, following attacks on oil tankers in Gulf waters which Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran. Tehran denies the charges.
Productive discussions between His Majesty @KingSalman, HRH the Crown Prince & @SecPompeo reinforcing the importance of our strategic ties, stressing the need to deter aggressive behavior in our region, promoting freedom of navigation and ensuring stability of energy markets. pic.twitter.com/6AWMpRBtwQ— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) June 24, 2019