Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has received a phone call from US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
During the call, Esper mentioned the ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a defensive nature to the Kingdom, pointing out that Washington will do all it can to help Saudi Arabia defend itself, SPA said on Wednesday.
Esper stressed that Iran's aggressive policy, which destabilizes the region, must be curbed. He renewed his gratitude to the Kingdom for joining the International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation and its role in contributing to the security of navigation and global trade, the agency said.
The Crown Prince asserted that the Sept. 14 sabotage attack on the Kingdom is a dangerous escalation against the whole world that requires a firm stand to preserve international peace and security, SPA added.