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In a surprise trip, France's Macron heads to Saudi capital, meets with crown prince

In a surprise trip, France's Macron heads to Saudi capital, meets with crown prince

French President Emmanuel Macron made a surprise trip on Thursday night to Saudi Arabia, saying he wanted to speak to the kingdom's young, assertive crown prince about Iran and the war in Yemen.

Macron said he made the decision earlier in the day about heading to Saudi Arabia, in part over Shiite rebels in Yemen launching a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh, the kingdom's capital. He bluntly blamed Iran for the attack, saying that though he still supported Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a new agreement needed to be reached concerning Iran's missile program.

"The missile that was intercepted by Saudi Arabia launched from Yemen, which obviously is an...

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