Saudi-US partnership critical to confronting Iran, Pompeo says after Prince Faisal meeting

Saudi-US partnership critical to confronting Iran, Pompeo says after Prince Faisal meeting

Saudi-US partnership critical to confronting Iran, Pompeo says after Prince Faisal meeting

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington Wednesday. Prince Faisal discussed with Pompeo the historical strategic partnership between the two countries.

 

Saudi-US partnership critical to confronting Iran, Pompeo says after Prince Faisal meeting
Saudi-US partnership critical to confronting Iran, Pompeo says after Prince Faisal meeting

 

Aspects of cooperation on issues of mutual interest, developments in regional and international issues, and the two countries’ joint efforts to enhance international peace and security were also discussed.

 

Following the meeting, Pompeo said on Twitter that it was “past time” that Iran lived up to its commitment to global regulations regarding money laundering and financing of terror, calling on Tehran to ratify both the Palermo Convention and Terrorist Financing Convention.

 

Pompeo also praised American and Saudi relations, saying, “The US-Saudi partnership is critical as we confront Iran’s destabilising behaviour. We also share an interest in de-escalation in Yemen. Glad to meet with Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on these regional security issues.”

 

The Saudi Foreign Minister expressed the satisfaction of the leadership of the two countries about the level reached by bilateral relations, and the resulting constructive cooperation and strengthening of the security of the Gulf region, the Middle East and the world.

 

He stressed that Saudi Arabia, through its presidency of the G20, will seek, in cooperation with member states, including the United States, to achieve the objectives of the current session, and is looking forward to achieving success in the summit of the leaders of the group, set to be held virtually next month.

 

Prince Faisal indicated that the Saudi-American strategic dialogue meetings will discuss ways of strengthening the partnership between the two countries in a number of areas, including combating extremism and terrorism, strengthening military, security and economic cooperation, scientific and cultural exchange, and cooperation in Energy field…

 

Read more at: Gulf News

 

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