US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the need to move now to end the conflicts in Syria and Yemen in talks with top Saudi officials on Friday, a senior US official said.
Kerry also sought to reassure officials of the importance of US-Saudi ties a day after President Barack Obama was quoted in a US magazine as saying Saudi Arabia and Iran need to "share the neighborhood" and establish a "cold peace."
Meeting at a Saudi military base outside Hafr al-Batin near the Saudi border with Iraq, Kerry held talks with Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.
"We have to talk about Syria," Kerry said after he met the king as he began a separate discussion with the three other officials, according to a US pool reporter accompanying him.
A senior US State Department official said in an email that Kerry emphasized that “now is the time to keep moving forward toward ending the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.”
|12-03-2016 - 12:06 Last updated 12-03-2016 - 12:06|