US-Saudi meeting hints at new diplomatic approach

September 28, 2021

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In this photo released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, left, speaks with his father, King Salman, right, at a meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

In this photo released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, left, speaks with his father, King Salman, right, at a meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 9, 2018.

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