King Salman welcomes firm strategy on Iran in call with Trump

President Trump (L) and King Salman.
Updated 15 October 2017
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King Salman welcomes firm strategy on Iran in call with Trump

JEDDAH: King Salman held a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Saturday, welcoming the US government’s firm strategy toward Iran.
King Salman supported the strategy announced by Trump on Friday against Iranian aggression and its support for terrorism in the region.
The king praised the Trump administration, which recognizes the magnitude of these challenges and threats and the need for concerted efforts on terrorism and extremism and its primary sponsor, Iran, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The pair also discussed bilateral relations and ways of developing them, as well as issues of mutual concern.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

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Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.