U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
June 24, 2019
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Secretary, the King, and the Crown Prince discussed the heightened tensions in the region and the need for stronger maritime security to promote freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz. They also agreed on the importance of working together with the Gulf Cooperation Council to counter the Iranian threat throughout the region and to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its malign behavior.