Saudi King holds phone call to congratulate new Iraq PM on post

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stands during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 5, 2017. (Reuters)
Updated 03 October 2018
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Saudi King holds phone call to congratulate new Iraq PM on post

  • The King wished Mahdi success, and the Iraqi people further progress and prosperity

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held a telephone conversation with Iraq's new prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to congratulate him on the post.
The King wished him success, and the Iraqi people further progress and prosperity.
Adel Abdul Mahdi expressed thanks to King Salman for his gesture and stressed his efforts to develop cooperation between the two countries in various fields.


King Salman receives call from US president, Trump sending Pompeo to Saudi Arabia

Updated 37 min 45 sec ago
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King Salman receives call from US president, Trump sending Pompeo to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received a telephone call from the US President Donald Trump in which various issues were discussed, including the ongoing Saudi-Turkish cooperation in the investigation into the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and the keenness of the Kingdom's leadership to clarify all relevant facts.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to leave the United States within the hour for a trip to the Kingdom to meet with King Salman, and will travel to other places as necessary, according to the US president.