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US Secretary of State begins his Middle East tour with Saudi Arabia

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –¬†US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his Middle East tour with a visit to Saudi Arabia.

US officials, accompanied by Pompeo, called for more sanctions on Iran over its intercontinental ballistic missile program and referred to recent missile attacks on Saudi territory as proof of the dangers posed by Iran’s foreign policy.

Pompeo had attended a dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and King Salman bin Abdul Aziz was scheduled to meet today.

Later in the day, Israel will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.