Kerry, in Saudi Arabia, meets with King Salman

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Diriyah Farm, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he arrived in Riyadh on Saturday for talks on recent developments in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Syrian war, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir had met with Kerry before he made his way to the Dhiraya Farm, the king's country residence.

Washington and Riyadh are part of a U.S.-led coalition that last year launched an air campaign targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group which controls swathes of territory in Syria and neighboring Iraq.

The Saudi talks follow a meeting Friday in Vienna between Kerry and the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia on ways to end the Syria conflict.

But the Vienna talks failed to make any breakthrough and Kerry said at the time he hoped to reconvene another "broader" meeting on Syria as early as October 30.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45