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CIA director met with Saudi crown prince last month in US bid to heal rift with Riyadh — WSJ

CIA Director William Burns is interviewed at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, on December 7, 2021. (Screenshot/YouTube)
CIA Director William Burns is interviewed at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, on December 7, 2021. (Screenshot/YouTube)

The Wall Street Journal reports that CIA Director William Burns traveled to Jeddah last month for a covert meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of Washington’s effort to mend ties with Riyadh, the Wall Street Journal reports.

“It was a good conversation, better tone than prior US government engagements,” an American official tells WSJ.

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