The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis began a tour of the Middle East. He will visit traditional American allies such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar and Israel, and located in North Africa Djibouti.
The program of the visit – talks on coordinating efforts in the fight against terror and the deepening of defense cooperation, the Retired marine General familiar with the middle East region – he finished the head of the Central command of the us army.
On Board the Minister made a statement to the press. He said that the U.S. stands for peaceful negotiations on settlement of the situation in Yemen. These negotiations should be held under the auspices of the UN.
He also noted that ballistic missiles used by militants for attacks on the territory of Saudi Arabia, made in Iran. «These attacks must stop,» he said.