Published: Wed, May 17, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

U.S. firms bidding in Saudi Arabia to benefit from Trumponomics

U.S. firms bidding in Saudi Arabia to benefit from Trumponomics

Saudi Arabia will be the first country Mr Trump will visit since his Inauguration. Even during the years of the Obama administration, when relations were strained, the USA provided Saudi Arabia more than $115 billion in weapons.

Al-Bashir has been invited by the Saudi government to take part in this historic meeting which will be held on May 20-21, 2017 with the participation of over 50 Arab and Islamic leaders.

The official confirmed that USA ally Israel will still "maintain an edge" with its military over others in the area, including Saudi Arabia.

US President Donald Trump will arrive in Saudi Arabia next week on a special visit.

Next week, Trump will travel outside of the U.S. for the first time since his inauguration, visiting Riyadh and Jerusalem, before heading north to Europe.

"These deals cement the relations (between the two countries)", Joshua Teitelbaum, an expert on Saudi Arabia at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University told the Media Line.

With respect to the US's involvement, which is presently limited to airstrikes and covert war against al-Qaeda in Yemen and providing logistical support for the Saudi war campaign, the operation to seize Hodeidah Port will certainly require a new level of U.S. force commitment that might result in counter-attacks against the United States of America forces and thus spiral out of control.

For America to treat the Brotherhood as an FTO, which allows Washington to impose sanctions on the group and its members, a number of US federal agencies have to complete a process that assesses the group's activities and whether it can be considered terrorist. Trump, known for his penchant for Twitter, will participate in a Twitter forum with young people, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said on Tuesday. The prospective defen ce deals are the "fair price" the kingdom is willing to pay for the USA backing against Iran. The US will reassure Israel or say "you're going to get something better".

Palestinian officials have put their hopes in Trump to revive the moribund peace process, but - after early enthusiasm for the Republican billionaire's rise gave way to concerns - Israeli officials have been on edge in the run-up to the visit.

Trump has made it clear that he's aiming to strike a deal between Israel and Palestine. Some of the deals are new, while others were already in the pipeline. He will not be meeting with delegates from Iran or Syria.

This will lead to widespread Iranian retaliation on its Gulf neighbours and the possible closure of the Hormuz; it will convulse West Asia in an orgy of death and destruction, which will trigger a worldwide economic and political crisis. But there is no hint of this either in Riyadh or Washington.

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