Washington: The situation has deteriorated between Saudi Arabia and Iran amid the Russia-Ukraine war. In this direction, now Iran can attack Saudi Arabia at any time.
Saudi Arabia has shared this intelligence with the US. Iran can attack many places in Saudi Arabia. As soon as this secret information came out, the US forces present in the Gulf countries have been put on high alert.
Saudi officials said that apart from Saudi Arabia, Iran also wants to attack Iraq’s Erbil where US troops are stationed.
According to some media reports, these planned attacks are intended to divert attention from the ongoing protests against the leadership of the Islamic State in Iran. According to media reports, an official who confirmed the intelligence sharing said the attack could happen “within 48 hours”.
Currently, there is a war between Ukraine and Russia, there is also a tense situation between China and Taiwan and now if Iran attacks Saudi Arabia, the world can reach the third world war again. A Wall Street Journal report said,
The United States and Saudi Arabia are on high alert. Because Saudi intelligence has informed the US, Iran is planning to attack several sites in Saudi Arabia. Officials from both countries reportedly expressed concern about the impending attack to the Journal.
Pentagon press secretary Air Force Brigadier General Pat Ryder said during a press briefing on Tuesday that the US is “concerned” about the “dangerous situation in the region” and is in “regular contact” with Saudi officials. “We will reserve our right to defend and protect ourselves, whether our forces are serving in Iraq or elsewhere,” Ryder said, declining to disclose any specific threats.
It has expressed concern that energy infrastructure could be a target for any Iranian provocations in the region. Saudi and Iranian officials have met quietly in recent months to discuss security issues, including the war between the Houthis and a Saudi-backed military alliance in Yemen.
Notably, Iran is Saudi Arabia’s main regional rival. Riyadh severed official diplomatic ties with Tehran in 2016. At the time, Iranian protesters attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran in response to the execution of a Saudi Shia cleric. Iran-backed Houthi rebels have also attacked oil facilities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in recent years.