Pompeo wrote on Twitter: "Today I met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss unprecedented attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The United States supports Saudi Arabia and its right to defend itself. Threatening behavior by the Iranian regime. Unacceptable. "
Met with #Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today discusses unprecedented attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. The U.S. stands with #SaudiArabia and supports its right to defend itself. The Iranian regime's threatening behavior will not be tolerated.
– Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 18, 2019
Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia for a visit, followed by a visit to the United Arab Emirates.
The US State Department report notes Pompeo and Mohammed bin Salman discussed "Iran's recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities" and said "this unprecedented and unprecedented attack not only threatens Saudi national security." But also to endanger the lives of all American citizens working and living in Saudi Arabia as well as supplying energy to the whole world. "
The US Secretary of State and the Saudi Crown Prince discussed "the need for the international community to respond to the danger posed by the Iranian regime" and agreed that "the Iranian regime must be accountable for its aggressive, ruthless and threatening behavior."
The attacks were aimed at disrupting regional security and damaging energy exports and the global economy, according to Saudi state news agency Mohammed bin Salman.
On September 14, 2019, Saudi Aramco's oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia were attacked by several drones. The Yemeni Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack. But the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen blames Iran for attacking Saudi oil facilities. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also accused Iran of traveling to Saudi Arabia. The Iranian defense minister and other officials of the Islamic Republic have strongly denied this. According to the International Energy Agency, the incident in Saudi Arabia has already led to the most serious halt in oil supplies in history, with some observers inflicting damage to the Aramco attack more than the damage caused by the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1978-1979. And the oil boycott after the Arab-Israeli war of 1973-1974.