Yemen, Iran, Khashoggi murder top Pompeo's talks in Saudi

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, arrive at the Sheraton Grand in Doha,

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, arrive at the Sheraton Grand in Doha,

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at the Sher

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at the Sher

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at the Sher

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at the Sher

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at the Sher

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at the Sher

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left,  holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at t

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at t

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan. 13, 20

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan. 13, 20

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan. 13, 20

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan. 13, 20

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives for a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at th

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives for a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at th

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, prepares to depart from Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, prepares to depart from Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia for talks on a range of Mideast crises topped by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, threats from Iran and the Saudi response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year.

Pompeo was meeting with the Saudi king and crown prince on Monday, the latest stop of a Middle East tour that has so far been dominated by questions and concerns about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

Speaking with senior Saudi officials on his arrival in Riyadh late Sunday, Pompeo stressed the importance ending fighting in Yemen and keeping up pressure Iran.

The State Department said Pompeo also made clear the importance of a credible investigation into Khashoggi's killing at the Saudi Consulate in Turkey in October.