King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman is joined by dignitaries in Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 12 September 2019
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King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman on Wednesday received princes, religious scholars, and a group of senior citizens who came to greet him at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

A number of ministers and top officials also attended the event, including Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal. 

Also on Wednesday, King Salman issued a royal decree promoting 68 public prosecutors at the Investigation and Prosecution Department.


Mike Pompeo lands in Jeddah for talks with Saudi officials on Aramco attacks

Updated 11 min 56 sec ago

Mike Pompeo lands in Jeddah for talks with Saudi officials on Aramco attacks

  • Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an 'Iranian attack'
  • Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

JEDDAH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday described strikes on key Saudi oil installations as an “act of war” as he landed in Jeddah.

Pompeo described the drone and cruise missile strikes on Saturday as an “Iranian attack”.

He said it had not come from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militants and that there was no evidence the attacks had been launched from Iraq.

Pompeo was met at Jeddah airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. 

Earlier on Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had spoken with US President Donald Trump about the Aramco attack, and agreed that Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon.