This is an attack that could take place ”soon, even in the next 48 hours” according to some sources
There is concern in the United States and Saudi Arabia over intelligence shared by Washington and Riyadh that Iran is planning an attack on Saudi energy infrastructure. CNN writes it quoting an American official on condition of anonymity. This is an attack that could take place “soon, even in the next 48 hours” according to some sources. The first newspaper to denounce the risk of a potential Iranian attack was the Wall Street Journal. In addition, a Saudi official told CNN that Saudi Arabia shared information about a possible attack with the United States. US F-22 fighter jets based in Saudi Arabia are available to counter any threat, another US official added.
The US military is not considered a target of an Iranian attack and for this reason the levels of protection have not been increased, the US source explained to CNN. But State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US was “concerned about the threat landscape” and was “in constant contact through military, diplomatic and intelligence channels with the Saudis.”
“We will not hesitate to act in defense of our interests and our partners in the region,” Price said during a Department briefing, adding the need to inform citizens “if we have accurate, credible information that could potentially pose a threat to American community”.