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For those who believed Trump would confront Saudi Arabia/Gulf Monarchies: “Secret ‘reassurances’ message from the Trump Administration to Saudi Arabia…”

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On February 2, the electronic Rai al-Youm daily newspaper carried the following report: “Gulf political circles that are very close to Saudi Arabia indicated that Al-Riyadh has obtained “reassurances” from prominent members of the Administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, indicating that the latest controversial JASTA law will not be used by the Administration in a political context against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“According to the same circles, the guarantees obtained by the highest levels of the Saudi ruling family indicate that some civil organizations and individuals might be filing complaints against the Saudi state and they might be asking for compensations; adding that this is a matter that pertains to the judiciary and that the political Administration will not help or promote such attempts.

“Recently, Saudi Arabia seemed less concerned about the implementation of the JASTA and more ready to legally deal with any development on this level following an agreement with prominent lawyers and experts and also in light of the conviction that there is no basis of any kind for requesting compensations from Saudi Arabia because Saudi nationals had taken part in the September 11 incident. Concerned circles indicated that there’s a connection between the Saudi cooperation with Trump’s latest ban and these guarantees as this constitutes an area of cooperation between the two sides.”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

February 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

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