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Saudi Crown Prince to Visit White House Tuesday

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President Donald Trump met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on Tuesday for discussions focused on infrastructure and the Iran nuclear deal.

TRT World's Tetiana Anderson reports. He is likely to rule for many decades if he succeeds his father.

In White House talks, Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed an agreement past year for $200 billion worth of Saudi investments with the U.S., including large purchases of USA military equipment. (Dan Kitwood/Associated Press) Congress has been pushing resolutions to end USA support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

After discussing the arms sales, Trump suggested that the United States could soon extricate itself from Middle East conflicts after years of involvement in Iraq and Syria.

The package includes up to about 6,700 US -built anti-tank missiles. They've cast themselves as essential partners against Islamist extremist groups and, especially since Trump's maiden overseas voyage previous year, touted their lavish purchases of high-tech goods from job-creating American companies. "They like to get America's maybe covert help, but it's very risky because if American soldiers are caught in Yemen and killed, this would further inflame the region". The bill that failed on Tuesday invoked the resolution and called for the immediate withdrawal of all USA forces in the country not fighting al Qaeda.

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"Every time someone gets killed because a bomb is dropped and 10 or 15 or 100 people die, these things mushroom into thousands of recruits against the USA and against Great Britain". "Saudi Arabia has been working very hard on that", Trump added.

Hot on the heels of securing his role as de facto Saudi leader and launching a controversial reform drive, the ambitious 32-year-old is keen to cement ties with the kingdom's most important ally. Meanwhile, the Saudi GDP was forecast to have a negligible growth of 0.1 per cent in 2017.

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He explained that it was the Brotherhood that defended Islam against attacks from the West as well onslaughts from Nasserism and Baathism and that "were it not for the help of God neither Saudi Arabia nor the Gulf would survive".

Lawmakers have sharply criticized the war Saudi Arabia has waged with USA support over the past several years in Yemen, in which at least 1,000 civilians have been killed in bombing attacks. Sen.

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The Trump administration is said to be mulling over a controversial concession only to secure a lucrative reactor construction deal-allowing the Saudis to enrich and reprocess plutonium, which could be used to produce fuel for nuclear weapons.

It's a vital "strategic centre" for the USA military in the region, having been a staging ground for airstrikes in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The two countries finalised $110 billion defence deals.

He will also meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. "And we believe we can do all the great things together".

Prince Mohammed capped his rapid rise to power last June by replacing his elder cousin Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who had close relationships with USA intelligence and defence circles, as crown prince.

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In a December telephone call, Trump asked King Salman to contribute $4 billion to reconstruction and stabilization efforts in parts of Syria cleared of the Islamic State and thought he had gotten a Saudi commitment, The Washington Post reported last week. In February, Trump told a news conference: "We're there for one reason: To get ISIS and get rid of ISIS, and to go home".

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