Saudi Arabia suspects an attack by Iran, mainly to divert the attention of Iranian people demonstrating against the Hijab. Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence reports with American officials. The US has been criticising the Iran government for the crackdown on a widespread protest against Hijab compulsion and also for sending hundreds of drones to Russia for use against Ukraine.
“We are concerned about the threat picture and we remain in constant contact through military and intelligence channels”, the National Security Council said in a stamen. US Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ned Price and UNSC have also expressed concern over the threat. Saudi Arabia has stated that the attack could be within 48 hours or very soon.
American Defence Ministry Pentagon’s Press Secretary Brig Gen Pat Ryder has also expressed concern and said that the US is in continuous touch with its partners in Saudi Arabia. The American military will not hesitate to protect its partners.