Senior US senator: Saudi attack shows Iran seeks to ‘sow instability’

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch, R-Idaho, speaks with the media. (File photo: AP)

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, slammed Iran’s government on Monday after Saturday’s attack on Saudi oil facilities, saying it underscored “Iran’s effort to sow instability throughout the Middle East.”

Risch also warned against any possible attack on US forces in a statement. “Iran should not underestimate the United States’ resolve,” he said. “Any attack against US forces deployed abroad must be met with an overwhelming response - no targets are off the table.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53