Netanyahu 'secretly' met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo at NEOM
Citing undisclosed sources, the report said that Mossad chief Yossi Cohen also attended the meeting, which took place in the city of NEOM – an under-construction megacity proposed by MbS that has been shrouded in controversy.
The flight - a private plane Netanyahu has reportedly previously taken on visits to Russia - took off from Israel at 7:30pm and landed in NEOM on Sunday, according to flight-tracking websites. The plane made its way back to Israel around midnight.
At the time, Pompeo was in NEOM to meet with MbS.
"Constructive visit with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in NEOM today," the US official tweeted on Monday.
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"The United States and Saudi Arabia have come a long way since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz Al Saud first laid the foundation for our ties 75 years ago," Pompeo said.
There was no official confirmation from Israel, Saudi or the US.
If the visit is confirmed, it would be the first publicly acknowledged trip by an Israeli high-ranking official to Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's two holiest sites and a traditional champion of the Palestinian cause.
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