Saudis eye Iran and ignore Trump's temperament as red carpet rolled out

Saudis eye Iran and ignore Trump's temperament as red carpet rolled outSaudi Arabia has used the Trump visit to amplify his wide-reaching reform program. Saudi Arabia has prepared a spectacular – if wary – welcome for Donald Trump, ignoring mounting concerns about his temperament and insisting that his visit on Saturday will reconfirm the Kingdom’s status as a regional force. Gleeful officials say the US president’s decision to make Riyadh the first stop in his first foreign trip in office sends a powerful message underlining Saudi Arabia’s clout after eight years of strained bilateral ties under Barack Obama.



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