The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran is back. The feud between Iran and Saudi Arabia is a struggle for regional dominance and religious supremacy."We are concerned about the threat picture and remain in constant contact through military and intelligence channels with the Saudis. We will not hesitate to act in defence of our interests and partners in the region." - was the exact statement.
Iran has denied that it poses a threat to Saudi Arabia. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani has stated an Iranian threat against Saudi Arabia, but they were "baseless accusations".
Also, Saudi Arabia fears an 'imminent attack' on it by Iran, according to intelligence inputs passed on by Riyadh to Washington. Tehran would also launch an attack on Iraq's Erbil and other cities apart from attacking Saudi territory; the Kingdom told the United States.
The US acknowledged the threat, saying that it is prepared to safeguard the security of its regional partners. "We are concerned about the threat picture, and we remain in constant contact through military and intelligence channels with the Saudis ... We will not hesitate to act in defence of our interests and partners in the region," stated the White House National Security Council spokesperson.