Washington, Apr 10 (GCCurrentAffairs) US President Donald Trump discussed maintaining pressure on Iran, human rights issues and Middle East stability in a phone conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the White House said in a press release.
“President Donald Trump had a productive conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed,” the release said on Tuesday. “They discussed Saudi Arabia’s critical role in ensuring Middle East stability, maintaining maximum pressure against Iran and the importance of human rights issues.”
Earlier in the day, Saudi Arabia welcomed Washington’s decision to recognize Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
On Monday, the State Department announced that 16 Saudi individuals have been banned from entering the United States due to their alleged role in journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. US lawmakers have repeatedly urged Trump as required by the Magnitsky Act to conclude whether the Saudi Crown Prince played a role in the murder of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.