Published: Thu, October 10, 2019

BTS Leaves to Saudi Arabia on Thursday Night

BTS Leaves to Saudi Arabia on Thursday Night

Imran Khan, who is now on an official visit to China, will return to Pakistan on Wednesday, and finalize his future trips to Tehran and Riyadh, the report said. The official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said the dates of the visits were yet to be finalised.

The United States and Saudi Arabia have also blamed Iran for attacks against six oil tankers in May and June, which Tehran also denied.

The objective of the visit was to mediate between the two countries, the official added.

Tensions have been brewing between Tehran and Riyadh since the Saudi oil facilities were struck by missiles last month.

The prime minister will be accompanied by top government officials and business people.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, for his part, countered those claims in a series of tweets, saying "it is not correct that Saudi Arabia sent a message to Tehran, but that the leader of a friendly country sought to calm the situation and Riyadh told him that its position has always been to seek security and stability in the region".

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia's deputy defence minister said today he discussed regional security and military cooperation with senior U.S. government officials at a time of heightened tension with Iran following last month's attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Before departing to NY.

Vice Minister of Defence Prince Khalid bin Salman, a brother of Prince Mohammed, said in Twitter posts that he met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper.

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