Saudi king agrees in call with Trump to support Syria, Yemen safe zones: White House https://t.co/qF9SAsMC5P— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 29, 2017
[…] A senior Saudi source told Reuters the two leaders spoke for over an hour by telephone and agreed to step up counter-terrorism and military cooperation and enhance economic cooperation. But the source had no word on whether the two leaders discussed Trump’s order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily ban travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries.
The source said Saudi Arabia would enhance its participation in the U.S.-led coalition fighting to oust Islamic State from its strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
NEW: White House says King Salman of Saudi Arabia agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen during call with Pres. Trump. pic.twitter.com/6R1vhNwsZd— ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2017
Did President Trump just solve the migrant crisis with a single phone call? pic.twitter.com/eIu2BlakLx— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) January 30, 2017
So finally refugees will have sanctuary in the Middle East. Why didn't the last American President negotiate this? https://t.co/H4lr5RjP7y— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 30, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in a phone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said.
Trump, during his presidential campaign last year, had called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect Syrian refugees.
A statement after the phone call said the two leaders agreed on the importance of strengthening joint efforts to fight the spread of Islamic State militants.
“The president requested and the King agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts,” the statement said.
So, instead of dealing with the symptom (Syrian refugees), Trump addresses the root of the issue https://t.co/XGIxD5HxE9 and still MSM mad.— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 30, 2017
Rep: King Salman, why are you building safe zones in Syria and Yemen?— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 30, 2017
Salman: Because Trump asked us to
Rep: Why now?
Salman: Just now asked pic.twitter.com/Gqvqv9lOSa