Blinken speaks to Saudi minister, repeats US call for rights progress

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Blinken speaks to Saudi minister, repeats US call for rights progress
They also discussed bolstering security cooperation, Saudi support for a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen and the need for immediate steps to mitigate Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.
By REUTERS
AUGUST 10, 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Monday and repeated a call for progress on human rights. A State Department statement said Blinken and the Saudi minister discussed regional security and the attack last month on the tanker Mercer Street in the Arabian Sea, which Washington blames on Iran, and other regional issues. They also discussed bolstering security cooperation, Saudi support for a comprehensive ceasefire in Yemen and the need for immediate steps to mitigate Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, it said. "Secretary Blinken emphasized the need for progress on human rights," the statement added, echoing a US statement from July after Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister held talks in Washington with US national security adviser Jake Sullivan.

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