No Joke. Trump has decided his first trip will be visiting his terror buddies Saudi Arabia and Israel. Here is the view of the Saudi’s. I will not bore you with the details just the excerpts that might be interesting for the bigger picture. For the whole text just click on the title:
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Thursday that an upcoming visit to the kingdom by US president Donald Trump would enhance cooperation between the United States and Muslim countries in the fight against extremism.
Speaking to reporters after the Trump administration said the president would visit Riyadh as well as Israel later this month, Adel al-Jubeir said Trump had a high probability of succeeding in his efforts to secure a peace deal with Israelis and Palestinians because of his “fresh” approach.
Jubeir also said the Trump administration had taken steps to advance the sale of precision-guided munitions, which had been suspended by the previous US administration over concerns about civilian casualties in the conflict in Yemen.
“The administration has released them and they’re in the process now of working on the notification to the U.S. Congress,” Jubeir said.
The sale is expected to include more than $1 billion worth of the munitions made by Raytheon Co, people familiar with the talks have said, including armor-piercing Penetrator warheads and Paveway laser-guided bombs.
A US administration official said the proposed sale was “undergoing interagency review.
“And while we hope to move forward in the near future, it has not, as yet, moved forward toward a congressional notification.”
Another Trump administration official said the administration had not signed off on the proposed sale.
The Saudi-led coalition was formed in 2015 to fight the Houthis and troops loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh who have fired missiles into neighbouring Saudi Arabia.#
“The Trump administration, as you heard from (Secretary of Defense Jim) Mattis, wants to be supportive of the coalition in Yemen because they understand that this is a … conflict that involves Iran.”