Saudi King Salman met with director of CIA Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
The Saudi official news agency said they discussed bilateral relations and regional developments on Monday (18/12).  On the Saudi side, the meeting was attended by the son of the king, Prince Khalid bin Salman, who served as Saudi ambassador to Washington, as well as Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, the head of General Intelligence Khalid al-Humaidan and royal court chief Khalid al- Issa.
Earlier this month, Pompeo said he would send a letter to General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran's elite Quds force, who warned him that the United States would regard Tehran as responsible for any attacks he carried on American interests in Iraq.  Iran and Saudi Arabia are also hostile in the region. [gp]