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April 19, 2019 9:32 am

White House: Trump Spoke With Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on Thursday

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan speaks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (not pictured) during a meeting at Al-Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 12, 2019. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / Pool via Reuters.

US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement.

The two leaders discussed Washington’s “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran,” the statement said.

“They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil,” it said.

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