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John Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Syria talks

US Secretary of State meets top Saudi officials in bid to coordinate support for Syria's rebels

John Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Syria talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry was greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal upon his arrival in Jeddah, on 25 June. Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia in hopes of coordinating support for Syria's rebels amid fears that a prolonged civil war will embolden extremists. (Getty Images)
John Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Syria talks
Kerry spoke with Prince Saud al-Faisal on his arrival in Saudi Arabia – a visit which would last less than one day. (Getty Images)
John Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Syria talks
Kerry and Prince Saud al-Faisal drink coffee ahead of talks about Syria. (Getty Images)
John Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Syria talks
The US Secretary of State’s lightning visit was part of a regional tour including Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, and the UAE, where he has been making renewed efforts at encouraging a Middle East peace process. (Getty Images)
John Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Syria talks
John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal gave a joint press conference in Jeddah, where Saudi Arabia pressed for global action to end Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Prince Saud al-Faisal told Kerry that the civil war had turned into 'genocide'. (Getty Images)
John Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Syria talks
Kerry climbs the stairs to his plane as he leaves Jeddah, heading to Kuwait as part of his Middle East tour, on which he is conducting meetings about Syria and Israeli-Palestinian relations. (Getty Images)