U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
January 3, 2020
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud by phone today from his office in Washington, D.C. Secretary Pompeo discussed President Trump’s recent decision to take decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad. The Secretary thanked the Crown Prince for Saudi Arabia’s steadfast support and for recognizing the continuing aggressive threats posed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force. He made clear that the United States remains committed to de-escalation.