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Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional security, human rights, Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud (R) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 19 September 2019. [US DEPARTMENT OF STATE / HANDOUT - Anadolu Agency]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud (R) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 19 September 2019. [US DEPARTMENT OF STATE / HANDOUT - Anadolu Agency]

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday arrived in Saudi Arabia where he is scheduled to discuss a number of issues including regional security and ways to confront Iran.

Pompeo was received at King Khalid Airport by Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan Al Saud, the kingdom’s ambassador to Washington, and John Abizaid, the US envoy to Saudi Arabia.

The US Secretary is scheduled to raise the case of American doctor of Saudi origin, Dr Waleed Fitaihi, who has been detained in the kingdom for nearly two years without trial.

Members of the US Senate had previously sent a letter to Pompeo asking him to raise Fitaihi’s case with Saudi authorities during his visit.

Fitaihi was detained in November 2017 during the kingdom’s infamous “anti-corruption campaign”.

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