Saudi Arabia begins trial of two alleged Israeli spies

US secretary of state arrives in Riyadh for official visit

US secretary of state arrives in Riyadh for official visit

Pompeo was received by King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Saudi Arabia and attended a meeting of top Saudi and USA diplomatic officials to discuss bilateral relations and recent events in the Middle East.

"The US secretary of state's remarks on the presence and role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in certain countries in the region are a repetition of absurd and unfounded accusations", Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said in a statement Monday.

During his first tour of the Middle East as secretary of state, Pompeo rehashed false allegations against Iran and repeated Washington's threat of quitting the Iran nuclear deal if the accord is not fixed.

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Verbal abuse towards journalists is also on the increase in Europe and this is the region that respects press freedom the most. Turkey, which has jailed the highest number of journalists worldwide, is now among the 25 most repressive countries.

According to the New York Times, Pompeo was somewhat more blunt with the Saudis in private about the dispute with Qatar.

He also touched upon the allegation that Iran is meddling in Yemen.

He pointed to its actions in Yemen and its support of the Houthi militias.

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The ban will also impact the business of a number of U.S firms including Qualcomm, Dolby and Acacia Communications. ZTE's core business was harmed severely and the company halted trading of its Hong Kong and mainland shares.

For his part, Jubeir voiced Saudi Arabia's support for efforts aimed at improving the Iran nuclear deal, as well as US President Donald Trump's policy towards Tehran.

Iran's presence in Syria and Iraq is in response to requests from the two countries' governments and is part of "the fight against terrorism in the region", he said. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in early April that Riyadh could work together with Tel Aviv on counteracting Iran as a shared enemy, but added that the Palestinian issue should be resolved to establish official diplomatic relations.

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James scored 44 points, grabbed ten rebounds and eight assists in the contest, which further adds to the significance. The Pacers have actually outscored the Cavs by 10 points (482-472), thanks to an 18-point blowout in Game 1.

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