Austin Discusses Regional Security with Saudi Counterpart

In a recent discussion with Saudi Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III addressed the recent surge in attacks from Iranian soil and by Iranian proxies against Israel. Secretary Austin clarified that the U.S. aims to avoid further escalation while continuing to support Israel and protect U.S. personnel. He also reaffirmed the U.S.’s strong defense relationship with Saudi Arabia and committed to collaborating with the kingdom and other regional allies to reduce tensions.–News Desk