US Secretary of State Kerry meets King Salman in Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State John Kerry met King Salman and other senior Saudi officials on Friday for talks expected to focus on the war in Syria, according to a US pool reporter accompanying Kerry. Kerry, on a three-day trip to Saudi Arabia and then France, was also expected to discuss the crisis in Yemen and other security issues in the meetings at a military base near Hafr Al-Batin near the Saudi border with Iraq. After talks with the king, Kerry went into a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, saying “I think we have to talk about Syria” before journalists were asked to leave the venue.



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