The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman in Washington. The Secretary congratulated the minister on his new role and looked forward to continuing to work together to advance the U.S.-Saudi partnership. The Secretary expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s continued support for UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths’ efforts to advance the political process in Yemen. The Secretary and the minister agreed on the need for parties to adhere to the agreements made in Sweden. The Secretary and the minister also discussed a broad range of bilateral and regional issues, including countering the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activities in the region.