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Netanyahu, Mossad head reportedly travel to Saudi Arabia, meet with crown prince

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23.11.2020

In the first visit of its kind, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, where he met with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an Israeli official told Hebrew media on Monday.

Netanyahu was on the ground in Neom, a Red Sea city, for five hours for the first known high-level meeting between an Israeli and Saudi leader. He was accompanied by Mossad intelligence chief Yossi Cohen, according to the reports.

Pompeo earlier on Monday said he held a “constructive” meeting with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince the night before, as he wrapped up a seven-nation tour which included stops in Israel and Gulf nations. He made no mention of the reported presence of the Israeli leader.

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“Pleasure to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Our security and economic partnership is strong and we’ll continue to harness it to advance efforts to counter malign Iranian influence in the Gulf, economic goals under the Vision 2030 plan, and........

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