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Sun May 21, 2017, 09:26 AM

As Trump prepared for Riyadh visit, Saudis blocked U.S. on terrorist sanctions


And of course Trump did not raise the issue, I am sure.




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As Trump prepared for Riyadh visit, Saudis blocked U.S. on terrorist sanctions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/as-trump-prepared-for-riyadh-visit-saudis-blocked-us-on-terrorist-sanctions/2017/05/19/3a91eedc-3cd4-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop&utm_term=.558990de0e9c



By Joby Warrick May 20 at 3:42 PM

Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich kingdom touted by President Trump as a key ally in the fight against the Islamic State, has helped block a Trump administration proposal to impose sanctions against a Saudi branch of the terrorist group, documents show.

The plan to add the Islamic State’s Saudi affiliate to a U.N. list of terrorist groups was quietly killed two weeks ago in a bureaucratic maneuver at the U.N. Security Council, records show. U.S. officials familiar with the move said the Saudis objected to the public acknowledgment of the existence of a separate Saudi offshoot of the terrorist group inside the kingdom.

[Read the letters blocking the U.N. proposal to add ISIS in Saudi Arabia to the terror list]

“They don’t want to admit they have an issue in their back yard,” said a U.S official familiar with the events, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomacy...............................................

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Sun May 21, 2017, 10:41 AM

1. So far there is no evidence he said a damn word

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