U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is visiting Saudi Arabia Wednesday, as part of a regional tour aimed at convincing skeptical allies about the benefits of the Iran nuclear deal.
Saudi officials have neither publicly condemned nor endorsed the Iran nuclear agreement announced July 14.
Carter is to hold meetings with King Salman as well as the Saudi minister of defense, before heading back to Jordan for a meeting with the Jordanian military leadership.
On Tuesday, Carter met with coalition troops in northern Jordan at an air base from where operations against targets in Syria are launched. READ MORE OF THIS STORY