19 May 2017

Trump travels to Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip


Air Force One is about to take off tonight, carrying Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia on his first trip overseas since he became President – for a summit in Saudi Arabia with Arab and Muslim leaders. Iran won’t be there, though, nor its close ally Syria. Today relations were complicated still further, as the Syrians accused the US of “state terrorism” over last night’s airstrike against Iranian-backed, pro-Assad milita forces, calling it “flagrant aggression”.