Friday, 18 August, 2017

Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives

Russia and Comey allegations will follow Trump on foreign trip Donald Trump to call for unity in fight against radicalism on first foreign trip
Saul Franklin | 18 May, 2017, 22:55

Saudi Arabia was accused of producing the terrorists who flew into Manhattan's Twin Towers in 2001 and killed close to 3,000 people, but it was not on the list of seven Muslim-majority countries affected by the President's immigration and refugee suspension.

National security advisor H. R. McMaster, said in a press briefing that Trump "will deliver an inspiring yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology" and that he would share his hopes for a "peaceful vision of Islam".

Gulf Arab states are optimistic about Trump whom they see as a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran.

While he's in Saudi Arabia this weekend, Trump intends to unveil his ideas for what White House officials are calling an "Arab NATO" that would help lead a fight against terrorism, according to The Washington Post.

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Trump will meet with Israel President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem and plans to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial. Saudi officials close to the king say Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been invited to an upcoming summit in the Saudi capital with President Donald Trump and world leaders from across the Muslim world. Traditional Wahhabi doctrine is ultra-conservative, imposing a strict version of Islamic law and urging resumption of early Muslim practices. Both support an aggressive war against the Islamic State and al-Qaida.

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At the same time, Saudi Arabia, is hosting a business forum with CEOs from companies including GE and Dow Chemical, AP reported.

"The Saudis are rolling out the red carpet for President Trump", said Saudi analyst Gregory Gause, a professor at Texas A & M University, where he's head of the global affairs department at the Bush School of Government.

"Instead of fighting the triad of evil and its Daesh terrorist branch", he said, referring to Israel, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, "they [Muslim states] are fighting each other and focusing their aggression on their own people".

Then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining USA interests".

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