Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Meets With King Salman of Saudi Arabia
Footage provided by the Saudi Arabian government shows Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Sunday, January 12. This was at the start of Abe’s Gulf tour in an effort to ease tensions after the U.S. killed a top Iranian general.
READ MORE: Japan’s prime minister arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia at the start of a Gulf tour in an effort to ease tensions after the U.S. killed a top Iranian general.
The official Saudi news agency SPA said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his delegation were received by senior officials including Economy Minister Mohammed al-Tuwaijri.
During his five-day tour, Abe will also visit the United Arab Emirates and Oman, where a new ruler was sworn in on Saturday following the death of modern day Oman’s founding father Sultan Qaboos.
Abe’s Gulf trip had initially been thrown into doubt after Tehran responded to the January 3 killing of Qassem Soleimani by launching a barrage of missiles at bases hosting American troops in Iraq.
The escalation prompted fears of an all-out war. (Took the last sentence out because it’s not quite accurate)(AFP)