Saudi Crown Prince receives Iraq, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed container Salman hosted Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi for reports on Wednesday, Saudi Crown Prince receives Iraq
focused on strikes on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure,
which Washington has accused on Iran.
“The meeting sold with local developments, especially the sabotage strikes on Saudi Aramco plants in Abqaiq and Khurais,
emphasising Iraqi insight on the security and confidence of the kingdom,” the official Saudi Press Agency announced.
The September 14 assaults on state oil giant Aramco,
which initially split the kingdom’s crude output and sent global energy markets into a tailspin, have increased regional tensions.
Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels alleged contract for the strokes, but the US says the charges included cruise rockets from Iran and amounted to “an act of war”.
Baghdad, caught between its two main allies — Tehran and Washington — has rejected any link to the attacks amid reports that the attack was launched from Iraq.
US Secretary of State-Mike Pompeo has also told there was no indication the attacks were launched from Iraq.
Mahdi’s declaration of solidarity with Saudi Arabia appears amid steady warming of ties between Baghdad and Riyadh after decades of strain.
Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadban held talks Wednesday with his Saudi match Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, SPA announced.
The Gulf substation severed relationships and closed its border with its northern acquaintance after late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s August 1990 attack of Kuwait.
But a flurry of talks between the two nations in recent months has shown a thawing of ties as Riyadh seeks to counter Iran’s powerful presence in Iraqi politics.