It is a new time for the United States and Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials have announced a new era in relations after watching the deterioration of relations under the Obama administration. Trump indicates a strengthened partnership, as it starts to rebuild the American involvement in the middle East.
The Saudis have begun to consider trump as a kindred spirit - one who put Iran "in fame," at an early stage of his presidency and vowed to take a tougher position against the Saudi enemy than its predecessor. Meanwhile, trump is seeking to win increased commitment to the fight against ISIS from rich countries of the Persian Gulf, and Saudi Arabia will be the ideal first player to cause increased regional commitments.
But a new relationship will be tested by the willingness of each party to provide what he is looking for another - and ultimately disappoint both parties.
Work to restore relations has been fully demonstrated this week, when the Deputy king of Saudi Arabia and his delegation met with trump and his top advisers at the White house Wednesday, only one of a series of high level meetings between Saudi and American officials in recent times. Saudis praised the meeting as a "historic turning point", and one from Saudi sources at the meeting called it "extremely warm". A senior White house official called the meeting "very important."
Ali Shihabi, Executive Director of the Foundation Arabia, which was part of the delegation of Saudi Arabia to the White house, stated that the leadership of Saudi Arabia and the administration of the tramp are in "perfect agreement" on the nuclear deal with Iran, and said that trump understands the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
On Thursday at a press conference in the Pentagon on the readiness of his country to send Saudi troops to Syria to fight against ISIS, Deputy crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said: "We are ready to do everything to eradicate terrorism without limits".
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