US Secretary of State Pompeo in Riyadh for talks with Saudis
Addis Ababa, January 14, 2019 (FBC) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia on the latest leg of his regional tour, with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the blockade of neighbouring Qatar high on the agenda.
Early on Monday, the top US diplomat arrived in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he will meet King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, after meeting Qatari officials a day earlier in Doha.
During that visit, Pompeo called for an end to the 19-month blockade of Qatar by a quartet of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE.
The bloc accuses Qatar of supporting groups it has proscribed as “terrorist groups”, a charge Doha vehemently denies.