Red cross pushes for saddam visit on ‘unusual ground’
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia said Monday the kingdom hoped US President Donald Trump will visit Riyadh in early April for a state visit after he failed to sign a sweeping Saudi Arabia-U.S. arms deal earlier this month.
„In light of the previous events, I hope that the U.S. administration will take steps, such as visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a manner that does not disrupt the efforts of our military and security agencies on the international battlefield, including against Daesh and Al-Nusra,“ the Saudis’ Deputy Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a press briefing in Riyadh, citing President Donald Trump’s administration.
Last week, Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met with Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan and others in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
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Jubeir said his government would wait for „a final agreement from the government of Saudi Arabia before we move on to our security policy“.
„After talks with our American counterparts, as promised we’ll soon be preparing our position on the ‘unusual ground’,“ Jubeir said. „We hope that it will be done in the right spirit.“
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Last month, Trump was forced to apologise for having spoken to Jubeir while he was visiting Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir holds a news conference ahead of a bilateral meeting between U.S. and Saudi officials in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 25, 2017. (Photo credit should read SPAUL BRETZGER/AFP/Getty Images)
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The US decision to award a contract for the delivery of two Rafale fighter jets to Qatar and to supply it with warplanes in return for the United States backing its decision to curb the flow of cheap arms to Syria angered U.S. officials who said the move was aimed at helpin