US President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Discuss Iran Over Phone
President Trump with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Photo: wh.gov)

Washington, June 22: US President Donald Trump has spoken over phone with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Iran. The two leaders on Friday discussed issues related to Iran and Saudi Arabia's role in ensuring stability in the Middle East and the global oil market, the White House said in a statement, Xinhua reported. Donald Trump to Host Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at White House on March 20.

The ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran further intensified after the downing of a US military drone by Iran on Thursday.

Iran claimed the drone had crossed Iranian borders, while US military insisted the drone was shot down in international air space. The incident and its ramification have led to a surge of oil price. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Warns Against 'Exploiting' Jamal Khashoggi's Murder.

Trump on Friday confirmed that he authorized military strikes against Iran in retaliation but called off the operations 10 minutes before they were to be implemented.