Trump, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Speak by Phone, White House Says

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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.

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