Breaking news: Saudi officials deny reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel held a secret meeting today.
Following a successful summit with full attendance from G20 leaders, international media including the New York Times and Bloomberg suggested the Israeli PM flew to NEOM, Saudi, to meet Crown Prince.
Following a historic peace accord between the UAE and Israel and Bahrain and Israel, reports discussed whether Saudi might be the fifth Arab state to consider making peace with Israel.
Now, the Saudi Foreign Minister took to Twitter to deny all reports of the meeting between which allegedly took place during the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“The only officials present were American and Saudi”
I have seen press reports about a purported meeting between HRH the Crown Prince and Israeli officials during the recent visit by @SecPompeo. No such meeting occurred. The only officials present were American and Saudi.
— فيصل بن فرحان (@FaisalbinFarhan) November 23, 2020
The US Secretary of State paid a public visit to Saudi, he landed at NEOM and held private talks with MBS
Constructive visit with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in NEOM today. The United States and Saudi Arabia have come a long way since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz Al Saud first laid the foundation for our ties 75 years ago. pic.twitter.com/KZ4XMkah03
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 23, 2020