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Saudi Minister Meets Trump Amid US-Iran Tensions, Says He Delivered Message from Crown Prince

File photo of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

File photo of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of King Salman, also met with the US secretaries of defense and state on a trip scheduled after the killing of a top Iranian military commander in a US strike in Iraq.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: January 7, 2020, 11:01 PM IST
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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's vice defence minister said on Tuesday he had met US President Donald Trump and discussed joint efforts to confront regional and international challenges, at a time of heightened US-Iranian tensions.

Prince Khalid bin Salman also said in a Twitter post that he had delivered a message from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his meeting with Trump on Monday, without providing details.

Prince Khalid, a son of King Salman, also met with the US secretaries of defense and state on a trip scheduled after the killing of a top Iranian military commander in a US strike in Iraq.

Later on Tuesday, he said he had met in London with David Quarrey, the British prime minister's international affairs adviser and deputy national security adviser, to discuss regional and international developments.

Washington and London are key Western allies of Riyadh, which is locked in a struggle with Tehran for regional supremacy.

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