The US Department of Defense Under Secretary forPolicy John Rood held a meeting on Saturday with Saudi Arabia's Minister ofState for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir during which they tackled regionalsecurity.
The meeting which was held on the sidelines of the annual IISSManama Dialogue summit, tackled "the ongoing commitment to regionalsecurity and deterrence of shared threats, including the deployment of USassets and forces to assist Saudi Arabia" read a tweet by the DefenseDepartment.
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin AhmadAl-Jubeir maintained that Iran was responsible for the mid-September attacks onSaudi Aramco.
Reaffirming that the drones and missiles used in the attackswere "Iranian-made," he said the investigations would take a long timeto complete.
"The GCC states are not after escalation of the tensionswith Iran, but we have to make it clear that their behavior isunacceptable," the Saudi minister stressed.
"This (Iranian involvement) will never gounpunished," he vowed, affirming that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wouldask UN experts to join the investigations into this incident.
Earlier and on the sidelines of the summit, al-Jubeir warnedthe international community of appeasing the Iranian regime and repeating theinternational community's past attempt of dealing wrongly with Adolf Hitler.
He pointed to the Iranian approach of exporting therevolution, attacking diplomatic missions and tampering with the freedom ofglobal navigation.
"Iran must understand that the world is united against it.The world must unite against Iran and send a clear message that itsbehavior is unacceptable. Killing diplomats, bombing embassies, fanningsectarianism, interfering in state affairs is not acceptable, so if we wanted astable region, everyone should unite and make clear that the behavior of the Iranianswould not be acceptable," said al-Jubeir.
He added that "when the Iranian foreign minister gaveassurances to Britain and the Gibraltar government that the Iranian oil tankerwould not unload its cargo in Syria and then the ship finally delivered theshipment to Syria, we have two problems here: the Iranian minister isdeceitful, it is a suspicious matter … or the foreign minister does not knowthe intentions of his government, which is even worse, therefore, a policy ofappeasement with Hitler will not work with the Iranian regime."