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Crown Prince bin Salman, Macron discuss Iran perils in Middle East

Bin Salman and Macron

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received Thursday night French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Riyadh coming from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Macron said he made the decision earlier in the morning about heading to Saudi Arabia, in part over Houthi militia in Yemen launching a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh, the Kingdom’s capital and to discuss issues concerning Iran.


He bluntly blamed Iran for the attack, saying that while he still supported Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a new agreement needed to be reached over Iran’s missile program.


“The missile which was intercepted by Saudi Arabia launched from Yemen, which obviously is an Iranian missile, shows precisely the strength of their” program, Macron told journalists at a news conference held at a French school in Dubai.