US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a visit to Saudi Arabia
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, June 24, on a visit to key Gulf allies amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.
The top U.S. diplomat had told reporters before departing on the trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that Washington wanted talks with Tehran, even as it planned to impose new economic sanctions.
Saudi Arabia’s SPA state news agency said the king and Pompeo discussed regional and international developments at their meeting in the Saudi city of Jeddah. (Reuters)