Meeting with Saudi King Salman
The United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud yesterday in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Secretary Pompeo and King Salman referred to a strong and lasting 75-year partnership between Saudi Arabia and the United States. The United states Secretary and the King discussed bilateral issues, including countering the deadly effects of the Iranian regime, as well as the need for cooperation on regional conflicts such as Syria and Yemen. The Secretary thanked the King for Saudi Arabia's support for UN Special Envoy Martin Griffith and efforts to end the conflict in Yemen. U.S. State Secretary Pompeo and King Salman agreed that a comprehensive political settlement is the only way to achieve peace, prosperity and security in Yemen. The United States Secretary and the King also discussed the need to resolve consular and human rights issues.
Meeting with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman Al Saud yesterday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. U.S. State Secretary Pompeo and the Deputy Minister discussed the threat posed by the Iranian regime and the United States' commitment to work with Saudi Arabia to counter these threats. On Yemen, the Secretary thanked the Deputy Minister for his continued efforts towards a political resolution of the conflict. The Secretary underscored the need to implement the Riyadh Agreement to continue the UN-led political process. The United States Secretary and Deputy Defense Minister also discussed the conditions in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon; The need for a united GCC; And consular and human rights issues. Source United States Government Websites.