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UK’s Johnson and Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) welcomes US Vice President Mike Pence (R) at No.10 Downing Street in London UK on 5 September 2019 [Kate Green/Anadolu Agency]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) welcomes US Vice President Mike Pence (R) at No.10 Downing Street in London UK on 5 September 2019 [Kate Green/Anadolu Agency]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump condemned last weekend’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response in a telephone call on Wednesday, Johnson’s office said, Reuters reports.

“They condemned the attacks and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response from international partners,” a statement said. “They also spoke about Iran and agreed that they must not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon.”

A White House spokesman said in a statement the two leaders “reaffirmed the value of the special relationship in addressing shared security concerns, most notably Iran’s destabilizing behaviour”.

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