January 4, 2020 / 8:22 PM / 19 days ago

King Salman discusses with Iraqi president need to de-escalate regional tensions

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 10, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of de-escalating regional tensions, the Saudi news agency reported, after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike.

The king told Saleh that Saudi Arabia supports the stability and security of Iraq.

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Gareth Jones

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