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Immediate Release

Readout of Meeting With U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir

Nov. 23, 2019

Lt. Col. Carla Gleason provided the following readout: 

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood met with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir today during the Manama Dialogue to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The leaders discussed regional security concerns, including the war in Yemen, and longstanding U.S.-Saudi cooperation on counterterrorism and countering Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

Under Secretary Rood and Minister Al-Jubeir discussed joint efforts to mitigate threats, including the expanded U.S. forces and assets at Prince Sultan Air Base and other locations within Saudi Arabia .