Saudi denies reports of talks between Crown Prince Salman and Netanyahu

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 23, 2020, 07:03 PM(IST)

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'No such meeting occurred,' said Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Arabia on Monday rejected Israeli media reports that claimed of talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 

"I have seen press reports about a purported meeting between HRH the Crown Prince and Israeli officials during the recent visit by @SecPompeo," wrote Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan in a tweet.

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"No such meeting occurred. The only officials present were American and Saudi."

Earlier, Israeli public broadcaster Kan said on Monday Netanyahu held secret talks with the crown prince in the former's first trip to the kingdom. 

The report also said that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also present in the meeting. 

Citing unnamed sources, Kan claimed Netanyahu was accompanied by the chief of Mossad spy agency, Yossi Cohen, and the duo "flew yesterday to Saudi Arabia and met Pompeo and MBS in the city of Neom". 

Netanyahu's office has not immediately commented on the reports and the US State Department also refused to shed any lights on the developments. 

The report led to a wide range of speculations on Israel's recognition by the Arab world as Bahrain, UAF recently struck peace accords with Israel that were brokered by the US. 

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