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Pompeo Meets with Saudi King and Crown Prince as Iran Tensions Rise

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia on Monday for meetings with King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Pompeo is currently traveling through the Middle East and Asia to shore up the coalition against Iran after Iran’s attack on a U.S. drone last week.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C-R) walks with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir, at the airport as Pompeo prepares to depart Jeddah on June 24, 2019. - Pompeo traveled to meet with Saudi leaders today to build a "global coalition" against the Islamic republic of …

Yemeni Rebels Hit Saudi Airport as Japanese PM Heads to Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Iran-allied rebels said they launched a cruise missile Wednesday at a Saudi airport, an attack the kingdom said hit the airport’s arrivals hall and wounded 26 people, just hours before Japan’s prime minister was expected in Iran for a historic visit aimed at defusing tensions in the Persian Gulf.

In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate in G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. (Etienne Oliveau/Pool Photo via AP)

Qatar Dismisses Mecca Summits’ Anti-Iran Remarks

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain over the weekend chastised their fellow Sunni Arab Gulf country Qatar for dismissing two summits in the holy city of Mecca focused on admonishing Iran over its alleged aggressions and criminal acts in the Middle East and beyond.

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Qatar Air Forces unfurl the flag of Qatar during the 137th anniversary celebrations of the Qatar's National Day in Doha, Qatar on December 18, 2015. Thousands of people have gathered along Doha's waterfront to celebrate Qatar's National Day. The annual holiday marks the date in …