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Saudi Arabia ramps up Washington lobbying with former Trump advisers - CNN

(CNN) In the weeks before President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip, the Saudi government hired three US lobbying firms to do its bidding in Washington, including an obscure group made up of former Trump advisers that will ...and more »

US Support for Saudi Arabia Tough to Explain for Top State Department Official - Newsweek

A high-ranking State Department official appeared to become flustered Tuesday after he was questioned about the U.S.' support for Saudi Arabia, despite the oil-rich kingdom's rejection of democratic ideals. Stuart Jones, who was appointed as U.S. ...and more »

After Trump's visit, Saudi Arabia hopes to reinforce its influence in the region, against Iran - The Conversation AU

US President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia and his “Islam speech”, delivered at the Arab-Islamic-America Summit in Riyadh on May 21 2017, created controversy in the Muslim world. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who won a landslide reelection ...and more »

Watch This State Department Official Try to Explain Why We Like Saudi Arabia - Esquire.com

The heavily memed image of President Trump caressing The Orb with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud was an unsettling reminder of the United States' deep ties to Saudi Arabia. The House of Saud is our key partner in the Middle East, despite the state ...and more »

The Bankrupt Way the White House Tells 'Bad Muslims' from 'Good Muslims' - Foreign Policy In Focus

All right, America. We need to have a talk. The president recently returned from Saudi Arabia, where he gave his Muslim hosts a speech about the threats of “radical Islamist terrorism.” Because Trump steered slightly clear of his usual vitriol toward ...and more »

'Sensitive' UK terror funding inquiry may never be published - The Guardian

Investigation into foreign funding and support of jihadi groups operating in UK understood to focus on Saudi Arabia. Jessica Elgot · @jessicaelgot. Wed 31 May 2017 10.20 EDT Last modified on Thu 1 Jun 2017 14.37 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Saudis Signal Expanded Executions Policy After Donald Trump's Visit - HuffPost

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia this month encouraged the kingdom to expand its controversial use of the death penalty, including toward peaceful protesters, a top human rights advocacy group says. The state has executed ...and more »

Trump is assembling all the pieces he needs to go after Iran - Business Insider

It is not always clear what President Donald Trump is thinking on any particular issue. On Iran, however, Trump appears to have decidedly hardline leanings. He repeatedly called the nuclear deal "the worst deal ever negotiated" while on the campaign ...and more »

Home Office may not publish terrorist funding report amid claims it focuses on Saudi Arabia - The Independent

An investigation into the foreign funding of extremist Islamist groups may never be published, the Home Office has admitted. The inquiry commissioned by David Cameron, was launched as part of a deal with the Liberal Democrats in December 2015, ...and more »

Did Saudi Arabia Give Ivanka Trump a $100 Million Donation? - snopes.com

A partisan web site grossly misrepresented the nature of Ivanka Trump's involvement in a World Bank project to help female entrepreneurs. Flickr/Mark Nozell. CLAIM. Ivanka Trump, by way of a female entrepreneurship fund, received a $100 million ...and more »