In an another rant against another nation, US President Donald Trump said that Saudi Arabia has not been treating the United States fairly and US is losing a tremendous amount of money defending the kingdom.
In an interview with Reuters, Donald Trump said that his administration was in talks about possible visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel in the second half of May.
The US President is still due to make his first abroad trip as president for a May 25 NATO summit in Brussels.
Donald Trump said, “Frankly, Saudi Arabia has not treated us fairly, because we are losing a tremendous amount of money in defending Saudi Arabia.”He maintained his criticism of Riyadh as he used to do during this campaign days, accusing it of not pulling its weight in paying for the US security umbrella.
Last month, Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Mr Trump in a meeting, hailed as a “historical turning point” in relations.
Both the leaders had a discussion on various issues related to oil, exports and security. It was also indicated that both shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat.
Asked about the fight against ISIS, which Saudi Arabia and other US allies are confronting as a coalition, Mr Trump said the terror group had to be defeated.
He also claimed that, “I have to say, there is an end. And it has to be humiliation.”