The administration of the new US President, Joe Biden, announced in its first official statement regarding its relations with Saudi Arabia, that it will help the Kingdom to hold accountable all those who launch attacks on its soil.
“The United States strongly condemns the recent attack that targeted the Saudi capital, Riyadh,” the US State Department said in a statement issued today, Sunday, adding: “We are currently gathering additional information, but it appears that what happened was an attempt to target the civilian population.”
The US State Department stressed that “such attacks contradict international law and undermine all efforts aimed at promoting peace and stability.”
And the ministry continued, “As we work to reduce tensions in the region through principled diplomatic means, including ending the war in Yemen, we will also help our Saudi partner in defending from attacks on its territory and holding accountable those who try to undermine its stability.”
The Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, expressed his country’s optimism that its relations with the United States would be “excellent” in light of the start of the mandate of the new American president.
Democrat Biden took office as the 46th US president on January 20, after winning the presidential elections over his predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, whose relations between Riyadh and Washington during his presidency witnessed a tangible strengthening, especially in light of the unification of their positions on the Iranian file.