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Saudi Arabia says it supports US 'maximum pressure campaign' on Iran

The US called off military strikes against Iran on Thursday night that were approved by President Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia says it supports US 'maximum pressure campaign' on Iran
Saudi Vice Minister of Defence Khalid bin Salman said he met with Brian Hook, the US special representative to Iran, to “explore the latest efforts to counter hostile Iranian acts and continuous escalation that threaten the region’s security and stability.”

Saudi Vice Minister of Defence Khalid bin Salman said he met with Brian Hook, the US special representative to Iran, to “explore the latest efforts to counter hostile Iranian acts and continuous escalation that threaten the region’s security and stability.”

In a series of posts on Twitter, the minister affirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for the US “maximum pressure campaign on Iran,” which is cited as a result of “continuing Iranian hostility and terrorism.”

The US called off military strikes against Iran on Thursday night that were approved by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official, abandoning a move that would have dramatically escalated tensions that are already running high between the two countries.

The Saudi official also said in the tweets he discussed with Hook the  "dangerousrole the Iranian regime plays in Yemen.

In other tweets earlier this month, the minister said that for 40 years the Iranian regime has beenspreading chaos, death and destruction, by sponsoring and financing terrorist organisations including the Houthis.”