Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan's Meeting With Saudi Foreign Minister al-Jubeir

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 21, 2018

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Saudi Foreign Minister al-Jubeir at the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Deputy Secretary noted the strong U.S.-Saudi bilateral relationship and reiterated our commitment to strengthen our ties further. Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister al-Jubeir for his government’s support for the President’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and Saudi Arabia’s commitment to address the full array of threats posed by Iran. The two leaders covered a broad range of regional and bilateral issues. On Yemen, the two discussed how best to support the UN-led political process, as well as efforts to improve the dire economic and humanitarian situation.

Deputy Secretary Sullivan emphasized the United States’ desire to resolve the Gulf dispute and his hope that all parties will engage constructively ahead of the U.S.—GCC Summit later this year.