US President Donald Trump warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he will not stay in power “for two weeks” without having United States military support.
“We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they’re rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said ‘King– we’re protecting you– you might not be there for two weeks without us– you have to pay for your military,'” in a rally at Southaven, Mississippi Tuesday.
Trump, on the other hand, did not necessarily express when he made this sort of comment to the Saudi king.
This arrives a couple of days following the Republican leader calling for Riyadh to boost its armed forces expenditures, with more weapon transactions to the “wealthy” empire.
“I love Saudi Arabia. They are great, King Salman, I spoke with him this morning. I said, king, you have got trillions of dollars. Without us, who knows what’s going to happen”. … With us they are totally safe he said.
“But we don’t get what we should be getting”, he pointed out in a rally at Western Virginia on Saturday.
In spite of the extreme unsupported claims, the Trump governing body sustained a close connection with Saudi Arabia, that it views as a barrier in opposition to Iran’s increasing influence within the territory.
Previous year, Trump executed the most extensive arms deal in past history with the country in spite of forewarnings that he might be alleged of being generally complicit with the regime’s war criminal offenses throughout Yemen.
Trump travelled to Saudi Arabia as his initial stopover on his very first intercontinental journey as commander in chief during 2017, at the time of which, Saudi Arabia consented to purchase $110 billion dollars worth of United States weapons and even endorsed “financial investment” packages worth billions of dollars more.
Experts claim Trump is actually milking rich Persian Gulf Arab nations and also capitalizing on conflicts within the Middle East so as to increase United States arms revenues to the oil-rich regions.