A senior US administration official confirmed to Reuters that the US president’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, had a “detailed discussion” on Yemen with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
In Saudi Arabia, the US National Security Adviser also met with Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, Minister of National Guard Prince Abdullah bin Bandar and others.
“Reuters” quoted a senior US official as saying that “a detailed discussion of the conflict in Yemen took place, and the two sides supported the efforts of the new UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg, and agreed to intensify diplomatic work with all parties.”
The official indicated that the US special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, will remain in the region to continue discussions.
The official added that Sullivan thanked the Saudi crown prince for Riyadh’s approval for thousands of Afghans to cross into the kingdom during US evacuations last month.
Sullivan is on a tour of the region this week, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, accompanied by the US envoy to Yemen, Linderking, and the US special envoy to the Middle East, Brett McGurk.