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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets US Defense Chief to discuss ISIS, Iran Threat

US Defense Secretary James Mattis greets Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Secretary Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Defense Secretary James Mattis greets Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Secretary Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday and they discussed US-Saudi military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State, the Pentagon said in a statement.

In a meeting that lasted over three hours, the two also discussed “confronting Iran’s destabilizing regional activities,” the statement said.

The deputy crown prince met with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday during his trip to Washington, marking a historic moment in being the first Gulf leader to meet with the newly elected president.

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