US administration is to meet with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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The current United States administration is planning a meeting this coming week with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, CBS News has learned

The visit comes as the United States expands its military mission against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen, a country on the brink of widespread famine and torn apart by civil war involving Iranian-backed Houthi militias

The White House has not yet announced the visit, as is still confirming details

The Trump Administration has been considering its approach to the Yemeni war, and eyeing a tougher approach to roll back Iranian interference in the country

That attack coupled with ballistic missile testing prompted then-National Security Advisor Mike Flynn to issue an ominous statement from the White House podium warning Tehran that it was being put “on notice

US President Donald Trump has already supported the expansion of a separate military campaign in Yemen against AQAP

The White House is reportedly still determining who will be meeting with the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince during his trip

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz had earlier met with US Senator John McCain last month

During the meeting, they reviewed relations between Saudi Arabia and the US and ways of enhancing them