Saudi Crown Prince Receives Telephone Call from Putin

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 - 15:30
Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received on Wednesday a telephone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin expressed to the Crown Prince his strong condemnation of the attacks against Aramco oil facilities, which he said target global oil supplies.

He said Moscow as ready to take part in the investigation into determining the source of the attack.

For his part, Crown Prince Mohammed stressed that the Kingdom was seeking an investigation with international experts to assure the international community of the soundness of its measures.

He also discussed with Putin ways to stabilize the energy market.

The Saudi Defense Ministry had said earlier that it had evidence that implicates the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps in the attack.

The United States has pinned blame on Iran, with President Donald Trump announcing that he will unveil new sanctions against Tehran.

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