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Trump renews support for Saudi Arabia's "self-defense" - WH.

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump spoke Saturday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud "to offer his support for Saudi Arabia's self-defense." White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement that the US "strongly condemns today's attack on critical energy infrastructure." "Violent actions against civilian areas and infrastructure vital to the global economy only deepen conflict and mistrust," the statement stressed. It affirmed that the US Government "is monitoring the situation and remains committed to ensuring global oil markets are stable and well supplied." Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted, "Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while (Iranian President Hasan) Rouhani and (Foreign Minister Javad) Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy." "Amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply," he noted. "There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen. We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran's attacks," he stressed. Pompeo affirmed that the US "will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied and Iran is held accountable for its aggression." (end) si.gb

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
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Date:Sep 15, 2019
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