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Nov. 29, 2018

State Department Advisor: Iran’s Military Tentacles Expanding in Region

Iran’s missiles and other weapons being exported to proxies pose a “clear and present danger” to civilians and regional stability, the special representative for Iran and senior policy advisor to the secretary of state said.

Nov. 21, 2018

Efforts Underway to Aid Civilians in Colombia, Yemen, Mattis Says

Progress is being made to assist civilians in several parts of the world, including in Colombia and Yemen, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while speaking at a Pentagon press briefing.

March 22, 2018

Mattis Affirms Defense Relationship’s Importance in Meeting With Saudi Counterpart

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia defense relationship in a meeting at the Pentagon with Saudi Defense Minister Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

April 19, 2017

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom’s Leadership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom’s leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.

April 18, 2017

Houthis Firing Iranian-Supplied Missiles into Saudi Arabia, Mattis Says

The United States and its allies and partners hope a U.N. team will negotiate an end to the conflict in Yemen, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia.

April 18, 2017

Mattis Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Talks on Strengthening Strategic Ties

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis began a visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss efforts to strengthen commitments to the U.S.-Saudi security partnership.

March 17, 2017

Mattis, Saudi Defense Minister Discuss Middle East Security Environment

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met at the Pentagon with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed Bin Salman to discuss the Middle East security environment and the two nations’ defense relationship.

Nov. 9, 2016

Dunford Wraps Up Saudi Visit

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff concluded two days of discussions with Saudi leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, covering issues of mutual concern including the ongoing campaign against violent extremism.

Nov. 7, 2016

Dunford Arrives in Riyadh for Talks With Saudi Leaders

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford is scheduled to meet with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef for national security meetings.

July 20, 2016

Carter Reaffirms Strong Relationship in Meeting With Saudi Counterpart

Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked his Saudi counterpart, Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, for the close partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

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