King Salman greets Trump on arrival in Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Salman welcomed US President Donald Trump and the first lady upon their arrival at Riyadh’s King Khalid Airport early Saturday. They received an elaborate welcome with trumpets, cannon and a red-white-and-blue flyover – a welcome break from the bad news that keeps on following the US President from home.  He will meet first with King Salman and other Saudi royal ministers and then sign a long-negotiated $100bn arms deal with the oil kingdom. With a major speech to dozens of invited Arab and Muslim rulers, he hopes to “reset” relations with the Muslim world for a new global focus on the fight against Islamic terrorism.

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