Saudi king says Iran's attacks failed to hurt kingdom development

  • Thursday 21, November 2019 06:51 AM
  • Saudi king says Iran's attacks failed to hurt kingdom development
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia struck a defiant note against the kingdom's enemies, saying on Wednesday (November 20) that missile and drone strikes it blames on Iran had not halted development and reiterating that Riyadh will not hesitate to defend itself.
In an annual address to the appointed Shura Council, he called again on the international community to stop Tehran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and halt regional intervention, whilst praising Saudi Arabia's resilience in spite of suffering a large number of attacks, according to prepared remarks.

He also praised the ability of state oil giant Saudi Aramco to quickly restore oil production capacity after attacks on its facilities in September which initially cut more than 5% of global supply.