September 17, 2019 / 8:31 PM / 2 months ago

UK urges collective response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves after a meeting with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in Luxembourg, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday that there should be a collective response to attacks on the country’s oil facilities.

“He (Prime Minister Johnson) expressed the UK’s condemnation of the attacks and said the UK stands by Saudi Arabia and is committed to the country’s security,” said a spokeswoman.

“The two leaders noted the need to establish the facts of what happened and the Prime Minister reiterated the importance of a collective response. He encouraged the Crown Prince to continue working with international partners.”

Reporting by Costas Pitas, Editing by Franklin Paul

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