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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh in November. Credit Fayez Nureldine/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images DEFENSE MINISTER

Saudi deputy crown prince lands in Washington

Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince and defense minister, Mohammed bin Salman has landed in the United States for meetings today with US President Barack Obama and high-ranking US officials. Talks will cover regionals issues, including Syria, Yemen, Iran and the Islamic State. The visit will also include a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to put to rest a diplomatic furor over the United Nations’ blacklisting — subsequently reversed — of Saudi Arabia for alleged crimes against children in its war in Yemen.

Source: Al-monitor

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