Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Deputy Crown Prince Meet in Riyadh to Discuss Joint Security Concerns

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met with top Saudi military leaders, including Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed military cooperation and the latest developments in the Middle East region, including “Iranian interference in the affairs of countries in the region” and the fight against terrorism, according to the Saudi Press Agency. 

Ash Carter met with Saudi soldiers and military leaders alongside the Deputy Crown Prince.

The two met today in advance of the arrival of President Barack Obama to Riyadh on April 21.