Pompeo Meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Thursday, February 20, in a visit focused on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival Iran.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Thursday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, visited Saudi defense installations and kept the focus on Iran’s threat to regional security.
Saudi media highlighted the U.S. findings that Iranian missiles being provided to Tehran’s Houthi allies in Yemen were used to attack Saudi oil installations last year.
The Saudi news channel showed U.S. Secretary Pompeo meeting with King Salman, along with a delegation of top U.S. officials. Saudi media did not play up a similar meeting later in the day between the secretary and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the focus of continuing U.S. congressional ire over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. Pompeo reportedly also met with Saudi Defense Minister Khaled bin Salman.