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Hagel Meets With Leaders in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel departs Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 12, 2014, for a weeklong trip to the Middle East, where he will visit counterparts in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press en route to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 12, 2014.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press en route to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 12, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the press en route to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 12, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, greets Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal upon Hagel's arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center left, walks with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan, left, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal, center right, and U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. The two leaders discussed regional threats and challenges, and the importance of maintaining close cooperation on these and other issues in the region. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, walks with Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel A. Al-Jubeir after meeting with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who also serves as first deputy prime minister and defense minister, before a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014. The two defense leaders discussed regional threats and challenges, including Iran and Syria, and the importance of maintaining close cooperation on these and other issues in the region. Hagel also will meet with Saudi leaders hosting the U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministerial. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who also serves as first deputy prime minister and defense minister, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who also serves as first deputy prime minister and defense minister, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 13, 2014.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo