Saudi Crown Prince said he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to an interview published on Sunday.
"We do not want a war in the region... But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests," Prince Mohammed told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, in his first public comments since the attacks.
The US military on Friday had released grainy footage showing an Iranian patrol boat removing an "unexploded limpet mine" from one of the tankers.
Iran has repeatedly warned that it could block the strategic Hormuz Strait in a relatively low-tech, high-impact countermeasure to any attack by the United States.
Doing so would disrupt oil tankers travelling out of the Gulf region to the Indian Ocean and global export routes.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih called for a "swift and decisive" response to threats against energy supplies after Thursday's "terrorist acts".
"There are a lot of things in this world that we cannot read in a book or watch a documentary about, it is best to go and see it."
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, his office said on Thursday.
"Don’t underestimate yourself, work hard to achieve your goals.”
The UAE stands in solidarity with the Philippines in these difficult times and is ready to provide all support and assistance, tweetd Sheikh Mohamed.
Thomas Markle described the royal family as "one of the greatest long-living institutions ever," saying that when Meghan married Harry in May 2018 they took an obligation "to be part of the royals and to represent the royals."
At least 377 were injured in Saturday's clashes, over 120 of those were treated in hospitals. Lebanon's Internal Security Forces said 142 of its members were injured, including 7 officers, some with serious concussions.