Saudi Deputy Crown Prince at anti-ISIS meet

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman during a joint anti-ISIS coalition in Washingtin DC. (SPA)

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the on the margins of the counter-ISIS Defense Ministerial held in Washington DC on Wednesday.

Carter thanked Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Saudi Arabia's close partnership and reaffirmed their strong relationship.

This meeting provided an opportunity for the two leaders to continue ongoing discussions from their bilateral meeting held at the Pentagon in June. They discussed the fight against ISIS and the coalition's recent results, Saudi Arabia’s military capability development, and regional security issues.

Secretary Carter underscored the US commitment to the enduring defense partnership between the US and Saudi Arabia‎.

Since late 2014 Saudi Arabia has been part of a US-led coalition which officially has 65 members and has been bombing ISIS group which seized large parts of Syria and Iraq.

ISIS has in the past targeted not only Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority, killing dozens in bomb attacks on mosques in the past year, but most recently allegedly attacked Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Ash Carter. (SPA)

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Ash Carter. (SPA)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47