Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets With Crown Prince in Wake of Oil Facility Attacks

Posted on September 18, 2019 2:09 pm

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, insisting that Iran was responsible for the attacks Saturday on Saudi oil installations. 

Saudi TV showed Pompeo arriving at Jeddah airport late in the afternoon, before meeting with the crown prince. “Iran is behind the attacks and not Yemen’s Houthis,” said the secretary, who was due to fly later in the day to the United Arab Emirates to meet UAE Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Zayed. 

Saudi Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki told journalists at a press conference earlier that 18 drones and seven cruise missiles had hit the two Saudi oil facilities. Three other missiles fell short of their targets, he said, and