Saudis Promise 'Stronger and Deeper' Post-Election Ties to US

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman makes first U.S. visit.

— -- Saudi Arabia’s relationship with the United States will only “grow stronger and deeper in all areas, irrespective of who is in the White House,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir told reporters today.

Al Jubeir said at a Washington news conference that Clinton has “tremendous experience” and “has been to the region many times.”

Today’s remarks came amid Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s first visit to the United States. The crown prince, 30, wields a tremendous amount of influence in the Kingdom and could become the future leader of Saudi Arabia.

But when asked today about such comments, Al Jubeir said the topic was not discussed at the White House or in any meeting thus far.