"This curtailment of travel is required so that the Pompeo family may attend a family funeral." Pompeo is currently in Saudi Arabia as part of an extensive eight-day trip to the Middle East, which included stops in Amman, Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi and Doha.
The top US diplomat looks forward to visiting the country "at an agreeable time in the near future", Palladino added.
Pompeo held talks on Monday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, during his second politically sensitive visit to the kingdom since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder sparked global outrage.
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