Saudi king receives US Secretary of States in Riyadh

Riyadh Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Al Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

During the meeting, King Salman and Pompeo reviewed the historical relations between the two friendly countries and discussed the latest developments in the Middle East region, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Pompeo, who started an eight-day Middle East tour on January 8, arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia from Qatar after visiting Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates. He is also scheduled to visit Oman and Kuwait.

The trip comes amid new confusion over the foreign policy of President Trump, who ordered last month a swift withdrawal of roughly 2,000 US troops from Syria before saying the process would happen in a slow and careful fashion.

Source: International Islamic News Agency