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Enemy of My Enemy: Trump's Anti-Iran Coalition Crumbles as Muslim Allies Balk - Sputnik International;

Enemy of My Enemy: Trump's Anti-Iran Coalition Crumbles as Muslim Allies Balk - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalEnemy of My Enemy: Trump's Anti-Iran Coalition Crumbles as Muslim Allies BalkSputnik InternationalDuring US President Donald Trump's visit to the Middle East, he outlined his vision of the region's future: to build an alliance of Muslim states to contain Iran and bring stability to the Arab World. But this plan has already shown cracks, as the ...and more »

Neither peace nor war possible in Mideast without Turkey - Daily Sabah;

Neither peace nor war possible in Mideast without Turkey - Daily Sabah

Daily SabahNeither peace nor war possible in Mideast without TurkeyDaily SabahSyrians walk among damaged buildings on a street filled with debri at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria, May 18. The fate of the Middle East is depending on Turkey's next moves, whether the U.S., Russia or the ...and more »

Americans must understand the Middle East more critically - The Livingston Enterprise

Americans must understand the Middle East more criticallyThe Livingston EnterpriseTwo observations on Trump in Saudi Arabia, doing the sword dance with the Saudi autocrats: 1) he has no sense of rhythm, and 2) he is OK with how women are treated in the Kingdom. We are often implored to never forget 911. It seems that the holder of ...and more »

Trump's Kingdom visit a historic turning point: Spicer - Saudi Gazette;

Trump's Kingdom visit a historic turning point: Spicer - Saudi Gazette

Saudi GazetteTrump's Kingdom visit a historic turning point: SpicerSaudi GazetteWashington — White House Spokesman Sean Spicer commended the results of the visit of US President Donald Trump to the Kingdom and his meeting with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads.and more »

Watch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi Arabia - JerusalemOnline;

Watch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi Arabia - JerusalemOnline

JerusalemOnlineWatch: US official lost for words when asked question about Saudi ArabiaJerusalemOnlineStuart Jones, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East Affairs Bureau, was asked why the US has never criticized the elections in Saudi Arabia. This was followed by an excruciating 18-second silence. May 31, 2017, 5:17PM Omri Ariel ...and more »

Trump expects Saudi Arabia to invest billions of dollars in the US - Bradenton Herald

Trump expects Saudi Arabia to invest billions of dollars in the USBradenton HeraldSaudi Arabia's young deputy crown prince had a message for America's new president at their first meeting in March: The kingdom wanted to invest billions of dollars in U.S. companies, creating thousands of jobs. It was just what Donald Trump, the U.S ...and more »

Trump's popularity surging in Saudi Arabia: YouGov poll - Arab News;

Trump's popularity surging in Saudi Arabia: YouGov poll - Arab News

Arab NewsTrump's popularity surging in Saudi Arabia: YouGov pollArab NewsLONDON: Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia significantly boosted support for the US president among residents of the Kingdom, a YouGov poll shows. More than half of the 507 people questioned said the trip in May improved bilateral ties. Trump ...and more »

State Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. Silence - AlterNet;

State Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. Silence - AlterNet

AlterNetState Department Flak Reveals Key Pillar of Saudi Arabia's Dictatorship: U.S. SilenceAlterNetAsked about Iran's elections and Saudi Arabia's lack of them, Stuart Jones says a whole lot of nothing. By Jefferson Morley / AlterNet. May 31, 2017, 7:26 AM PDT. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to ...and more »

Trump's Middle East trip a good move - Coos Bay World;

Trump's Middle East trip a good move - Coos Bay World

Coos Bay WorldTrump's Middle East trip a good moveCoos Bay WorldWASHINGTON — A terrible thing happened last week. No, not one of the same old terrible things — wars in Syria and Afghanistan or terrorist bombings in big cities — but a new terrible thing. President Donald J. Trump, he of the loose lips that sink ...and more »

Letter: U.S. must watch influence of Russia, Iran - NorthJersey.com

Letter: U.S. must watch influence of Russia, IranNorthJersey.comDavid Ignatius is an experienced and astute observer of the Middle East. His excellent article, however, misses the key for dealing with the conflict – leadership. Both Syria and Iraq are failed states, and open to the developing influence from Russia ...and more »

Column: Saudi Arabia, US share common interests, not common values - The Salem News;

Column: Saudi Arabia, US share common interests, not common values - The Salem News

The Salem NewsColumn: Saudi Arabia, US share common interests, not common valuesThe Salem NewsAP Photo/Evan VucciPresident Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit an art exhibit with Saudi King Salam last week at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh. prev. next. President Trump, in the first major speech of his trip to the Middle East ...and more »

Marc Thiessen: Trump's trip was his best week in office. Here's how he can repeat that success. - Salt Lake Tribune;

Marc Thiessen: Trump's trip was his best week in office. Here's how he can repeat that success. - Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneMarc Thiessen: Trump's trip was his best week in office. Here's how he can repeat that success.Salt Lake TribunePresident Donald Trump just returned from a foreign trip that was the single most successful eight-day stretch of his presidency. But almost as soon as he landed at Joint Base Andrews, he abandoned the approach that gave him his best week in office ...and more »

A ray of hope in Middle East - Telangana Today;

A ray of hope in Middle East - Telangana Today

Telangana TodayA ray of hope in Middle EastTelangana TodayDiplomacy has not been the strongest point of the Middle East's engagement with the world. This is why persuading President Donald Trump to begin his first foreign visit from Saudi Arabia is nothing short of a diplomatic coup. It is even more ...and more »

The elephant in the room - The Daily Star;

The elephant in the room - The Daily Star

The Daily StarThe elephant in the roomThe Daily StarAn image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with their trademark flag at ...and more »

Time's up on Iran's Middle Eastern Forays - Iran Focus;

Time's up on Iran's Middle Eastern Forays - Iran Focus

Iran FocusTime's up on Iran's Middle Eastern ForaysIran FocusLondon, 31 May - Following Donald Trump's visit to the middle east earlier this month and his speech to the Arab American Summit in Saudi Arabia, in which he labelled Iran as the most destructive country in the region, there has been a great deal of ...and more »

'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi Democracy - Common Dreams;

'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi Democracy - Common Dreams

Common Dreams'Umm... Err...': Brutally Long Silence by Top US Diplomat Speaks Volumes About Saudi DemocracyCommon Dreams"How do you characterize Saudi Arabia's commitment to democracy?" A good question that is apparently hard for U.S. officials to answer. by. Common Dreams staff. 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Share. 32. Share. 0. Pin. 0. Mail. 0. Share. 0 Comments. Acting ...and more »

Tr(i)ump(h) in Saudi Arabia? - InsideSources;

Tr(i)ump(h) in Saudi Arabia? - InsideSources

InsideSourcesTr(i)ump(h) in Saudi Arabia?InsideSourcesAs President Trump escaped a Washington shocked by his efforts to nix an FBI investigation into his campaign's alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election, he landed in a Middle East in which endemic tension and conflict are far worse. It ...and more »

US Defense Secretary confirms Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi FM - The North Africa Post;

US Defense Secretary confirms Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi FM - The North Africa Post

The North Africa PostUS Defense Secretary confirms Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi FMThe North Africa PostJames Mattis told CBS's Face the Nation that Iran directed two assassins to plant explosives to target Al-Jubeir while he was in Washington. “I've seen the intelligence; this was not a rogue agent. This was an operation approved at the highest levels ...and more »

Dear American Public Officials: Here is How NOT to Think On Your Feet - Paste Magazine;

Dear American Public Officials: Here is How NOT to Think On Your Feet - Paste Magazine

Paste MagazineDear American Public Officials: Here is How NOT to Think On Your FeetPaste MagazineThe State Department's Stuart Jones has a long title: Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. It's almost as long as the excruciating pause he took when, at a routine press briefing, he was asked about the double standard of the U.S ...and more »

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

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

NewsweekUS Support for Saudi Arabia Tough to Explain for Top State Department OfficialNewsweekA 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 »