Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo: ministry

By Ali Abdelaty
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 14, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

By Ali Abdelaty

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry tweeted on Sunday.

The announcement came hours after the Saudi king invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week's attacks against oil installations in the kingdom and commercial ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

(Reporting by Ali Abdelaty, writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)