Mike Pompeo speaks at a joint news conference in The Hague. File / Reuters
On a day trip scheduled after Iran shot down a US drone, Pompeo flew into the Red Sea city of Jeddah and met with King Salman at his palace.
Discussions between Britain and the United States on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman, Alison Donnelly, said on Friday amid tensions with Iran.
President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday appeared set on easing weeks of escalating tensions with Iran, assuring worried lawmakers it does not seek war and crediting robust US military moves with deterring the clerical regime.
A spokesman for the Australian flag carrier said Qantas "completely" rejected the suggestion that race was a factor in the incident.
Three-day official mourning declared, flag to be flown at half-mast
No casualties were reported and firefighters were able to bring the fire under control.