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Saudi King Salman motions for the attendees to take their seats for a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Saudi King Salman, right, and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi depart after a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Saudi King Salman, center, and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, second from left, arrive for a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, left, smiles after speaking with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Saudi King Salman, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Saudi King Salman speaks during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Saudi King Salman, center, shakes hands with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Saudi King Salman, center, departs after a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi listens during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi King Salman, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Saudi King Salman, center, speaks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
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Saudi King Salman speaks during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Updated 22 October 2017

Landmark Saudi-Iraqi meeting in Riyadh

Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi held the first meeting of the joint Saudi-Iraqi coordination council that aims to boost cooperation after years of tensions.



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