19 septembrie 2019

Pompeo says US backs Saudi Arabia's 'right to defend itself'

stripes.com

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that America backs Saudi Arabia's "right to defend itself" after a weekend attack targeted the heart of its oil industry, comments coming after he described the assault as an "act of war." The attacks have reignited fears over a wider conflagration in the region, as tensions remain high over Iran's collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Pompeo's comments on Twitter came as he was in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, after meeting [...]