Officials: Saudis tell US that Iran may attack the kingdom.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence with American officials that suggests Iran could be preparing for an imminent attack on the kingdom, three U.S. officials said Tuesday.
One of the officials who confirmed the intelligence sharing described it as a credible threat of an attack “soon or within 48 hours.”
Iran has alleged without providing evidence that Saudi Arabia and other rivals are fomenting the dissent on its streets by ordinary Iranians.
The U.S. and Saudis blamed Iran in 2019 of being behind a major attack in eastern Saudi Arabia, which halved the oil-rich kingdom’s production and caused energy prices to spike.
The administration has also hit Iran with sanctions for supplying drones to Russia for use in its war in Ukraine.
It includes caps on enrichment and how much material Iran can stockpile and limits the operation of advanced centrifuges needed to enrich. »