Kerry, Saudi minister discuss fight against IS: US State Department

The meeting was to discuss about the need to defeat Islamic State a day after suicide bombers struck three Saudi cities.

By: Reuters | Washington | Published:July 6, 2016 4:21 am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, speaks during his meeting with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, in London Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The two met to discuss Syria and Iran and condemned the bombings in Jakarta. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP) File Photo: US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, speaks during his meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, in London Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. (Source: Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP/file)

US Secretary of State John Kerry held an impromptu meeting on Tuesday with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and talked about the need to defeat Islamic State a day after suicide bombers struck three Saudi cities, the US State Department said.

Kerry and Jubeir also discussed the need for a political transition in Syria, the situation in Libya, the effort to reach a political resolution in Yemen and recent developments between the Israelis and Palestinians, the department said in a statement.

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