Last week we reported that President Trump had met with his closest cabinet members to discuss striking nuclear facilities inside Iran. Those advisors — which included Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — warned that a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities could easily escalate into a broader conflict.

It seems like a U.S. strike against Iran’s nuclear sites was swiftly taken off the table. 

But Israeli media reported this morning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Saudi Arabia for a secret meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. This marks the first time top Israeli and Saudi leadership have met privately. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also in Saudi Arabia as part of a multi-country trip.