DUBAI, 19 February, 2021 (TON): Saudi Arab Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin discussed bilateral relations on a phone call.
The discussions also focused on the enhancement of defense cooperation and developments in the region.
The defense secretary also condemned the recent Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia and expressed his country’s support to the Kingdom in defending its borders.
He further extended gratitude towards the crown prince for his country’s commitment to a political settlement in Yemen.
He added that the US and Saudi Arabia shared a commitment to countering Iran’s destabilizing actions and defeating extremist groups in the region.
The Kingdom has been facing several militia launched attacks, however, it is reported that now many are being intercepted by the military.