Saudi Arabia hails ‘historical turning point’ in relations with US

A senior adviser to Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince said he and Trump see eye-to-eye regarding “the danger of Iran’s regional expansionist activities.” 

Saudi Arabia’s ties with the United States have been restored, according to a senior adviser to Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

“This meeting is considered a historical turning point in relations between both countries and which had passed through a period of divergence of views on many issues,” stated a senior adviser to Prince Mohammed. “The meeting today restored issues to their right path and form a big change in relations between both countries in political, military, security and economic issues.”

These remarks referred primarily to the existing common ground between Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration regarding Iran. Like Israel, Saudi Arabia clashed with the Obama administration over its decision to push for the implementation of the nuclear agreement that was reached between Iran the P5+1 powers (US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China) in 2015.

Prince Mohammed’s contention that the agreement is “very dangerous” is undoubtedly shared by the Trump administration, which put “Iran on notice” over a month ago for its recent aggressive behavior in the region. The prince’s senior adviser said there is no daylight between Saudi Arabia and Trump on “the danger of Iran’s regional expansionist activities.”

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News