The United States and Saudi Arabia are readying themselves for an Iranian attack in both Saudi Arabia and Iraq, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Saudi officials said that Iran is looking to targets areas with US troops and the attacks are intended to distract from the ongoing protests in the country. Iran has warned Saudi Arabia against covering the protests and has accused Saudi Arabia and Iraq of causing the protests.
“This is our last warning because you are interfering in our internal affairs through these media,” Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami said in remarks reported by Iranian state media, according to the Journal. “You are involved in this matter and know that you are vulnerable.”
Gen. Pat Ryder said Tuesday during a press conference that, “We will reserve the right to protect and defend ourselves no matter where our forces are serving, whether in Iraq or elsewhere.”