Writing in The Guardian, Ian Black notes that a new opportunity exists for a peace deal between Israel and Palestine if President Trump and his administration seek to pursue it, but only the opportunity is new: the framework of an agreement may be close to the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002.
The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals with Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official told Reuters on Friday, a week ahead of President Donald Trump's planned visit to Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave a wide-ranging interview with Saudi TV station MBC yesterday, discussing regional politics, the war in Yemen, the economy, Vision 2030, and Saudi Aramco's planned IPO.
U.S defense Jim Mattis arrived in Saudi Arabia today, his first stop on a tour through the Middle East that will “focus on the fight against Islamic State and articulating President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria,” Reuters reports.
The White House released a statement yesterday calling for the development of "a new United States-Saudi program" after the President hosted Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a lunch meeting.
A “senior advisor to Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman” released an enthusiastic statement following yesterday’s meeting between the Prince and President Trump, calling the meeting a “huge success.” Here are 7 important takeaways from the meeting, according to the source.