U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by phone on Tuesday, discussing Riyadh’s role in Middle East stability, maintaining pressure on Iran other issues, according to reports.
President Trump's choice for the next U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia faced tough questions from U.S. senators but defended the U.S.-Saudi relationship on Wednesday and said the United States needed "a strong and mature partnership with Saudi Arabia.”
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Pakistan on Sunday for the start of a tour of several Asian nations as the Kingdom looks eastward to strengthen trade relationships and business opportunities.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continued his active visit to the United States yesterday, attending a business meeting in New York with over 200 executives, and later meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution Wednesday to end American support for the Saudi-led, U.N.-backed coalition in Yemen, issuing a challenge to President Donald Trump to use his first veto of his Presidency.