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