PM Khan telephones Saudi crown prince to condemn attack on oil facilities

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday night phoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to condemn the attack on the Kingdom’s oil facilities, Radio Pakistan reported.

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The premier, during the conversation with MBS, vowed to support Saudi Arabia against any terrorist attack and reiterated that Pakistan will stand by Saudi Arabia in case of any threat to the sanctity or security of the Arab nation.

PM Khan reiterated Pakistan’s full support and solidarity with the brotherly country against any threat to its security and territorial integrity. The Saudi crown prince said that Saudi Arabia has the capability to fight against terrorists.

Earlier on Monday, a Saudi-led coalition said that an attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, as President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked and loaded” to hit back.

The attack on plants in the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, including the world’s biggest petroleum-processing facility at Abqaiq, came from the direction of Iran, and cruise missiles may have been used, according to a senior US official. Initial reports indicated the attack came from Yemen, according to Reuters.

This is the third time that the two leaders have spoken over the phone since August, as premier continues to raise the issue of occupied Kashmir at different platforms.

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