Saudi Arabia signed Agreement To Invest $110 Billion in US Along with $350 Billion over Next Decade

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President Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the initial day of his first foreign trip since taking office.

The agreement commits Saudi Arabia to buying military equipment from U.S. and to hiring American companies to build such equipment in Saudi Arabia, according to Gary Cohn, the president's chief economic adviser.

"That was a tremendous day. Tremendous investments in the United States," Trump said. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs," he said.

The agreement commits Saudi Arabia to buying military equipment from the U.S. and to hiring American companies to build such equipment in Saudi Arabia, according to Gary Cohn, the president's chief economic adviser. The deal includes tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar system and cybersecurity tools, according to the State Department.

In a joint press appearance on Saturday with the Saudi foreign minister, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the pact as a "historic moment in U.S.-Saudi relations." He also expressed an openness to talks with Iran.

The Trump administration has been working to finalize the deal over the past several months. White House press secretary Sean Spicer called the deal "huge news for U.S. companies and American workers who will benefit" in a tweet on Saturday morning.

"This package of defense equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian related threats. Additionally, it bolsters the Kingdom's ability to provide for its own security and continue contributing to counterterrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on U.S. military forces," the State Department said in a statement.

The arms deal includes military sales to Saudi Arabia of $110 billion immediately and $350 billion total over the next decade, according to a White House official. The two countries also agreed to a joint vision statement, private-sector agreements and defense cooperation agreements.

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  • No wonder he didn't have Saudi Arabia in the list of banned countries into the US. He had wanted to beg Saudi's for money after all....
  • @Ina Chok, the banned list came from the Obama administration. It was your man Barry Hussein Obama that put those countries on the list. The Obama banned 38 countries from acquiring visa to the US. Trump just followed Obama list but only put 8/9 countries out of 38 which Obama banned. And guess what Obama didn't put Saudi Arabia from the list too. Lol


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    Friendly Reminder: Obama Selected The List Of Muslim Countries in Trump’s Executive Order
    Matt Vespa | January 29, 2017
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    Friendly Reminder: Obama Selected The List Of Muslim Countries in Trump’s Executive Order
    As the Left and some Republicans lose their minds over President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration, let’s not forget that the list of concerned countries that the Trump administration outlined in the order is based on the one signed into law by the former Obama administration. So, it looks like the Obama White House set the groundwork (viaMic News):


    According to the draft copy of Trump's executive order, the countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama signed into law in December 2015.

    Obama signed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill. The legislation restricted access to the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens from 38 countries who are visiting the United States for less than 90 days to enter without a visa.

    Though outside groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and NIAC Action — the sister organization of the National Iranian American Council — opposed the act, the bipartisan bill passed through Congress with little pushback.

    At the initial signing of the restrictions, foreigners who would normally be deemed eligible for a visa waiver were denied if they had visited Iran, Syria, Sudan or Iraq in the past five years or held dual citizenship from one of those countries.

    In February 2016, the Obama administration added Libya, Somali and Yemen to the list of countries one could not have visited — but allowed dual citizens of those countries who had not traveled there access to the Visa Waiver Program. Dual citizens of Syria, Sudan, Iraq and Iran are still ineligible, however.

    So, in a nutshell, Obama restricted visa waivers for those seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen — and now, Trump is looking to bar immigration and visitors from the same list of countries.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/01/29/news-bulletin-the-list-of-muslim-nations-in-trumps-socalled-muslim-ban-are-ones-obama-choose-n2278021
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    "Maybe I am in the minority but I do think it is absurd that my periodic visits to the site find it literally littered with postings about non-island related material. Are there any moderators anymore? Seriously, what is with all the postings on Trump (pros or cons)? I could care less about all the 3rd party sources of information that are being posted on here. For anyone to claim they are well-informed and then cite these unfounded, unsubstantiated sources of information is hysterical to say the least. I get it, you feel like you are right and have the right sources of information. Who am I to say you don't? But who are you to say I don't either? Let's stick to FSM topics and input from concerned and active oriented citizens of the FSM to continue to be constructive and instrumental in the progressive movement of the islands. Please?!"

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  • @Ina Chok, I read mikes Ps discussion and i respect his right to his view on that issue but that's his opinion and his alone. Lol

    What's wrong facts got your tongue tied? "No wonder he didn't banned Saudi Arabia " Hahaha. Just hit you with why Trumps list didn't include Saudi Arabia because That's Obama who created the list which trump followed. Now you have no comebacks and you site mike Ps. Dont debate a well informed and conservative. Its not good for you're health.
  • Oh, so when it back fires on Trump....you blame the black guy. What's the matter? Does Trump know less middle east countries? He can't come out with his own list? He had to use another guy's list? Or maybe he just doesn't know which countries...thus having to use Bama's list, only problem is when Bama had those countries on his list, he had a reason for it. Trump's reason was "unconstitutional" as many courts have declared, including an island in the pacific....who knew eh?
  • Oh, that brought a smile to your face? Lol....well, that's the last because I have better things to read and better sources...you can debate all you want. In fact, why don't you apply for Fox News? Since they have openings because they've fired some employees for not in the know on current issues. I'm sure you can replace Bill O'Reilly or Bob Beckel since you look and think like them. That's a compliment, the highest you can have from a humble Yapese like me.
  • PS wil be molested on FOX News...lol
  • As a long time member of this forum, I am proposing that the moderators create a NEOCON-ZIONIST section for PawnStar. He deserves his own section to reward him of his daily 24/7 non-stop coverage of this forum. It is so freaky, it almost seems as if he lives on this forum. His devotion to this forum is unprecedented and legendary. Untiring and so passionate about all things NON-MICRONESIAN related, he marches on gallantly despite the obvious being too obvious. What a dumbass fuck!
  • @Ina chok, the same reasons Obama banned those countries trump also used in his. Obama banned them because according to Obama memo on why he banned them is because "they pose a serious threat to the US". Read up the NSA study that backed up Obama reason to ban. Is the same reason trump used. Obama ban was for 30-60 days Trump added another 30 days to it with provision that the countries of refugees origin provide records of these refugees. It was and is not unconstitutional since its a temporary hold for 90 days. The liberals judges say its a Muslim ban when its 7 Muslim majority countries out of 50 Muslim countries. If it was a Muslim ban then why are only 7 out of 50 on the list?

    A judge in the eastern seaport strike down one of the orders to stopped the ban because he saw that it was constitutional and in no trumps executive order unconstitutional. Double standard is more like it and democrats doing anything and everything in their power to inder trumps administration. All because they lost the elections. Lets not forget that Obama circulated secret Intel on trumps team before leaving office to add to this. Not to mention obamas NSA adviser is behind the leaks on Trumps team. When Bush Jr left office he stayed out of politics and didn't go on a speech tour to talk negative about Obama like Obama is doing now.

    You present no valid points as to why trumps order is unconstitutional but you repeat what the left media is saying.
  • Here is CNN (Fake News) take on Trumps visit to Saudi Arabia.

    May 21, 2017

    CNN:President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia was bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American.

    In a series of official arrival ceremonies — at the airport and the Royal Court palace — Trump, his wife, Melania, and an entourage including virtually his entire senior White House staff and some of his Cabinet, were serenaded by military bands, treated to a flyover of Saudi jets, feted in opulent palaces and given the undivided attention of King Salman, ruler of this ultraconservative Muslim nation.

    As Trump arrived at Murabba Palace for a royal dinner, hundreds of Saudi men in long, white robes danced the Ardha, a traditional sword dance that is performed on Saudi National Day and in honor of special guests.

    Trump, grinning broadly at the festivities, waded in and took a few obligatory dips in the dance. Several of Trump’s male aides, along with Salman, participated with more enthusiasm. Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross raised swords and linked arms with Saudis, chanting to the beat of feathered drums, while Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn also laughed and swayed.

    Trump was received like visiting royalty from the moment Air Force One touched down in Riyadh on Saturday morning, after an all-night flight from Washington, where he hoped to leave behind the growing Russia scandal threatening his presidency.

    American country star Toby Keith performed at a men’s-only concert in Riyadh on Saturday night, coinciding with Trump’s visit. As Trump and Salman were driven in a golf cart around the palace after dinner, the president trained his eyes on a jumbo screen playing the live concert.

    The ebullient welcome reflected a kingdom eager to rekindle its relationship with the United States, and to use the visit to declare and solidify its own leadership role in the Muslim world.

    Jubeir, in the news conference with Tillerson, heaped praise on Trump, saying that the foreign policy novice had the “vision,” “strength” and “decisiveness,” in the estimation of the Saudi leadership, to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The minister went on to borrow one of Trump’s favorite campaign slogans, saying that a new relationship between the United States and the Arab world could “drain the swamps from which extremism and terrorism emanates.”

    Beyond the closed-door meetings, this desert capital was decked out for a celebration. As Riyadh baked in triple-digit heat under a pall of dust, American and Saudi flags flew from light poles. The facade of the Ritz Carlton, the palace-like hotel where Trump is staying, was illuminated with massive photographs of the two leaders and the red, white, blue and green of the two nations’ flags.

    Salman, 81, who ascended to the Saudi throne in early 2015, was brought in a golf cart to the airport red carpet laid out for Trump’s arrival.

    The two exchanged greetings as a military brass band played, distant cannons boomed and seven Saudi jets flew overhead in formation, trailing red, white and blue smoke.

    “I’m very happy to see you,” Salman told Trump, who responded that it was a “great honor” to be visiting the kingdom.

    Trump and the first lady — who had her hair uncovered and wore black long sleeves and flared pants, cinched with a wide, metallic gold belt — were presented bouquets of flowers by three traditionally dressed little girls.

    Salman’s presence at the airport ceremony was a sign of the importance of Trump’s visit to the Saudis. Chatting through an interpreter, the men then walked into the VIP reception terminal at King Khalid International Airport for a cup of coffee. Salman rode with Trump in the president’s armored Cadillac for the drive into the city.

    The only U.S. president to make Saudi Arabia his first foreign visit, Trump was presented with the highest honor for a foreign dignitary, the collar of Abdulaziz al-Saud, named for the kingdom’s founder, which Salman hung on a thick gold chain around Trump’s neck.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/05/21/trumps-bizarre-and-un-american-visit-to-saudi-arabia/
  • What CNN does not get is that in Arab culture Strong personality and leadership is respected. When Obama visited Saudi Arabia the Governor of Riyad met him instead of the King. Je wasn't welcomed like Trump was because in Arab culture the weak don't deserve respect. When Obama met the king he bowed and kissed the kings hand. When Trump was there the king presented him with the highest order the kingdom have. And its the only time the royal guards have carried American flag on the way to the palace. They know what kind of leader Trump is. That's why they went all out. The only US president beside Trump who was shown this courtesy was Franklin Delano Roosevelt and that was in WWII.
  • The difference between Obama/Trump Saudi visit to the Kingdom.

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    Governor of Riyad meeting obama.

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    King and Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince Meeting Trump.

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    Obama bowing and kissing kings hand at the Palace, While Trump shakes his hand at the tarmac.

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    Only time in history Saudi Royal have allowed their Guards to escort A US President in the Kingdom with old glory being carried by the Kings Personal bodyguards. Trumps visit to Saudi Arabia.

    Videos showing the differences between treated with respect and the other with cold shoulder.


  • Trumps Makes History, First Person and first US President to ever fly from Saudi Arabia to Israel.

    The two nations have no diplomatic relations. Travelers can't fly from one country to the other. Planes can't even fly through the other's airspace.

    That's what makes President Trump's itinerary so interesting. He made Saudi Arabia his first stop, which no doubt greatly pleased the Saudi royal family. Then he flew from Riyadh directly to Tel Aviv, which no doubt made them furious.

    In fact, the flight may well have been the first in history from Saudi Arabia to Israel, the Associated Press reported.

    So Trump's already made history. Chances are he'll make a good bit more.
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/16709/nobody-flies-saudi-arabia-israel-nobody-trump-just-joseph-curl
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