Saudi Arabia, Japan, Iran and Gulf security

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid a visit to Riyadh yesterday (12/1/20). He met with Saudi King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammad.

PM Abe is said to have proposed to hold a regional conference for the GCC states and Iran to discuss the security of oil and gas supplies through the Strait of Hormuz.

How did King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad react to Abe’s proposal?

This question and more are answered in the following 336-word report.

[Partly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 27/03 – January 17, 2020]

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