Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) walks into the State Dinning Room to have lunch with Mohammed bin Salman (C), Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump’s gift of a free hand to America’s foreign partners enabled, among other things, accelerating Israeli colonization of the West Bank and Jerusalem; a Turkish-backed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia; and an escalated Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen that killed thousands of civilians. Feeling little need to compromise, regimes on good terms with Trump pressed their advantages to the fullest.

Source: Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump

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