RIYADH, June 24 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Monday in Saudi Arabia for a regional visit to discuss Iran-related topics, Al Arabiya TV reported.

Pompeo is expected to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, before flying to the United Arab Emirates.

The U.S. Secretary of State told reporters before departing that Washington wanted talks with Tehran even as it planned to impose "significant" new economic sanctions.