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Mnuchin Discusses Iran Oil Sanctions With Saudi Prince

(JNS) U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin discussed Iran oil sanctions during his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which took place amid increased tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia over the death of journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.

“To make clear @stevenmnuchin1…is in Saudi (as part of 6 country Middle East trip) visiting the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center and having meetings in preparation for Iran sanctions,” Tony Sayegh, Mnuchin’s spokesperson, posted on Twitter.

“In his meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince, @stevenmnuchin1 addressed combating terrorist financing, implementing Iran sanctions, Saudi economic issues and the Khashoggi investigation,” said Sayegh in a separate tweet.

The two “stressed the importance of the Saudi-U.S. strategic partnership and the future role of this partnership in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030,” according to the Saudi Press Agency. “The meeting touched on a number of issues, including joint efforts in the fight against corruption and the financing of terrorism.”

The visit follows Mnuchin’s first stop in Israel, where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that America would increase its participation in infrastructure projects in addition to “ramping up the pressure” against Iran.

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