Netanyahu Flew to Saudi Arabia to Meet With Pompeo and MBS
Topics discussed were Iran and a possible normalization deal
On Monday, Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Speculation of a possible meeting first started when observers noticed a private plane made a rare flight from Tel Aviv to the Saudi city of Neom, where the meeting was said to have taken place.
The news has been met with conflicting statements by Saudi and Israeli officials. While Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister denied that the meeting took place, an Israeli official said it did happen, and Saudi sources shared details of the meeting with The Wall Street Journal.
According to some reports, Netanyahu was joined by Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency chief Yossi Cohen. Netanyahu and MBS discussed Iran and a possible agreement to normalize relations, following the deals known as the Abraham Accords, which the UAE and Bahrain recently signed. But sources said no deal was made, and the Saudis are not expected to take steps to normalize with Israel anytime soon.
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Turkey’s President Erdogan, Saudi king discuss improving ties
Turkish President Erdogan and Saudi King Salman discussed bilateral ties and agreed to resolve lingering disputes.
Nov. 21, 2020
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed ways of enhancing ties with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in a rare phone call since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The phone call came on the eve of the G20 leaders’ summit hosted by Riyadh on Saturday and Sunday.
Erdogan and the Saudi king discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on the G20 summit, the Turkish presidency said late on Friday.
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