TSC IntelBrief Cited by AFP: Public Smiles, Private Problems as Saudi prince Visits White House
March 21, 2018

Public Smiles, Private Problems as Saudi prince Visits White House

AFP

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince received an effusive welcome at the White House Tuesday from US President Donald Trump, who hailed a “great friendship” with the kingdom but made no public mention of the sticking points in the burgeoning alliance.

In front of the cameras, it was all back-slapping, handshakes, smiles and warm words between Trump and the heir to the Saudi throne, Mohammed bin Salman, who was seeking to burnish his leadership credentials …

Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program is “a massive contract that also has massive geopolitical implications,” according to The Soufan Group, another political consultancy …

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