Saudi Arabia

Saudis voice optimism about relations with US under Trump

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says his country expects to have a productive relationship with the Trump administration and is optimistic that U.S.-Saudi cooperation can overcome challenges in the Middle East.

"We look forward to working with the Trump administration on all issues," Adel al-Jubeir said. "We are very very optimistic about our ability to resolve issues in the region."

Jubeir made the comments on Thursday at the top of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is on his first overseas trip as America's top diplomat.

Jubeir did not elaborate but Saudi Arabia has deep concerns about Iran's increasing assertiveness in...

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