Pompeo meets King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman to discuss Iran

 

Pompeo meets King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman to discuss Iran
Pompeo is conducting consultations during a short tour of the Middle East.

Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

By AP

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Published: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 3:04 PM

Last updated: Mon 24 Jun 2019, 6:46 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and separately with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the escalated crisis in the Arabian Gulf.
Pompeo arrived in the Saudi city of Jeddah earlier on Monday in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran's navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn't hesitate to shoot down more US surveillance drones from their skies.
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Pompeo was greeted upon his arrival in Jeddah by new US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, John Abizaid and Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al Assaf.
Before departing, Pompeo said he'd be talking to officials in the Arabian Gulf as well as Asia and Europe as he sets out to build an international coalition against Iran.
While Pompeo said the US is prepared to negotiate with Iran, he also said new US sanctions against Iran are to be announced Monday. 

Pompeo is conducting consultations during a short tour of the Middle East.
Pompeo is conducting consultations during a short tour of the Middle East.

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