World Bulletin / News Desk
The call came one day after a massive sweeps of princes, sitting ministers and former officials as part of an anti-corruption purge.
During the phone call, the Saudi monarch denounced a truck-ramming attack in New York last week, in which eight people were killed, according to the official SPA news agency.
The king “reiterated his country’s support for measures taken by the United States to fight terrorism and maintain its national security”.
He underlined the importance of “rallying international efforts to uproot all forms of terrorism”, SPA said.
Trump, for his part, hailed the role played by Saudi Arabia in combating extremism.
During the contact, the two leaders discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation and regional and international developments.
On Saturday, Saudi authorities detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and a dozen of former ministers in an anti-corruption purge.
Saudi media said billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and National Guard minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah were among those detained in the sweep.
The arrests came hours after an anti-corruption committee, under Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, was formed by a royal decree.
Mnuchin arrived in the Argentine capital at the end of a week in which US President Donald Trump has ramped up his inflammatory remarks and threats with regard global trade.
United Nations 2018 survey shows Turkey ranks 53 of 193 countries, up from 68th place in 2016
Antonio Guterres calls on both sides to ‘step back from the brink of another devastating conflict’
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says 'strict enforcement of sanctions is critical' to North's denuclearization
Turkey’s removal would result in production break, delays in delivery of nearly 100 F-35s, defense chief says
Al-Hajj was known for his zuhd (ascetism), worship, and mastering of the sciences of Islam
Trump says increasing interest rates is 'taking away our big competitive edge'
Popular protests in Iraq’s southern provinces enter second week after spreading to capital
Trump lawyer alleges payment to newspaper holding model's story was never made
Move is a reaffirmation of longstanding defense ties between the two countries, Pentagon says
Ceasefire was reached under mediation of Egypt and 'international sides', says Hamas spokesperson
Protester was killed in southern city of Najaf, says Iraq’s Health Ministry
Farc members had to deal with widespread popular anger and faced fierce opposition from center-right and right
Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said 31 people had been aboard the amphibious vessel, known as a duck boat for its wheels that allow it to ride on land in addition to floating low on the water.
After weeks of apparently fruitless negotiations, the United States early this month imposed 25 percent tariffs on approximately $34 billion of Chinese mechanical and technological products -- sparking an immediate response from Beijing, which said it would hit back dollar for dollar.
Today marks the 44th anniversary of Turkey’s military operation on the Mediterranean island