Trump welcomes Saudi Prince, says Saudi Arabia "very wealthy"

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As I said before, when it comes to the missiles and the planes and all of the military equipment, there's nobody that even comes close to us in terms of technology and the quality of the equipment. The Saudi Kingdom was Trump's first foreign stop after he entered the White House, and the ruling royal family pledged to invest tens of billions of dollars in USA infrastructure projects, and to purchase American arms and military hardware.

"Tremendous investments made in our country and that means jobs for our workers", Trump told reporters during a picture-taking session with the crown prince.

Ahead of meeting Mr Pence, the Saudi Crown Prince hosted a dinner on Tuesday with Mr Trump's Senior advisor and son in law Jared Kushner, the United States envoy to the Middle East, and Jason Greenblatt, assistant to the president and Special Representative for International Negotiations. The Senate rejected the resolution. A Saudi-led coalition is fighting to counter the influence of Iran, an ally of the Houthi militia, who deny any help from Tehran and say they are fighting a revolution against corrupt politicians and Gulf powers in thrall to the West.

Images of the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen prompted Trump past year to issue a rare rebuke of Saudi policy, urging the kingdom to lift a blockade on the civil war-wracked country "immediately".

Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme is "a massive contract that also has massive geopolitical implications", according to the Soufan Group, another political consultancy.

The crown prince oversaw the invasion of Yemen as defense minister in 2015.

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A readout from the Saudi embassy said meetings with Congress "emphasised the importance of communicating directly and openly with our partners". It is U.S. who will gain!

Prince Mohammed has consolidated power and is likely to rule for many decades if he succeeds his father. And I miss your father. King Salman is scheduled to visit the United States later this year.

The Crown Prince has, however, won Western plaudits for seeking to ease Saudi Arabia's reliance on oil, tackle chronic corruption and reform the conservative Sunni Muslim kingdom.

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. He said a 10-year window for implementing the deal was already underway. On a visit to Riyadh the next month, Tillerson also criticized the Saudi's for their involvement in Lebanon, and for leading a blockade on fellow Gulf kingdom, Qatar. The New York Stock Exchange is among the possible venues for the listing.

Trump sounded an ominous note as he looked ahead to a May decision about whether to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, loathed by both Trump and the Saudis.

"But Iran has not been treating that part of the world or the world itself appropriately". And on Tuesday, the Saudi Crown Prince had dinner - not with Tillerson's apparent replacement, but, rather, with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.