US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said he held a “constructive” meeting with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, as he wrapped up a seven-nation tour which included stops in Israel and Gulf nations.
“Pleasure to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Our security and economic partnership is strong and we’ll continue to harness it to advance efforts to counter malign Iranian influence in the Gulf, economic goals under the Vision 2030 plan, and human rights reform,” tweeted the top American diplomat, describing the meeting as “constructive.”
The meeting was held in the Red Sea resort city of Neom, which borders Egypt and Jordan.
Pompeo, who has been tight-lipped for much of the trip, made no mention of his push for normalization with Israel, which Riyadh has mostly rebuffed.
Meanwhile, a Saudi Government Adviser Confirmed that Riyadh’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Held Talks Sunday on Iran and Normalization, But said no Substantial Agreements were reached.