I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without US support
04 October, 2018, 06:02 | Author: Edward Snyder
US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017.
President Donald Trump made a harsh remark about Saudi Arabia which is its close ally, he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the USA military. "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".
"How about our military deals where we protect rich nations that we don't get reimbursed?"
The presence of the United States military in Saudi Arabia, home to the two holiest sites in Islam - Mecca and Medina - was strongly objected to by most of the world's Muslim population, according to opinion polls published by Gallup in 2009. "You have to pay for your military, you have to pay'".
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