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>> We've become very good friends over a fairly short period of time.>> President Trump and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met at the White House Tuesday. It's the first trip for MBS, as he's known, since becoming the heir apparent, and his trip comes at a time of uncharacteristically warm relations between the two countries.
Those warm vibes translating into dollar signs. In the Oval Office, the President touted investment from Saudi Arabia, highlighting billions in arms sales.>> $533 million, $525 million, that's peanuts for you.>> Beyond investments, the two are united in their disdain for the Iran nuclear deal struck under President Obama.
Trump on Tuesday forecast a potential shift in the deal.>> But Iran has not been treating that part of the world or the world itself appropriately. A lot of bad things are happening in Iran. The deal is coming up in one month and you will see what happens.
>> Reuters foreign affairs editor, Yara Bayoumy.>> We've seen over the last few months rhetoric from both Riyadh and Washington that suggests much, much closer ties on Iran. For the United States' part, they will want Saudi Arabia to take the lead in confronting Iran's destabilizing behavior in the region.
What they see is Iran's destabilizing behavior in the region.>> The two also discussed a Saudi led military campaign in Yemen.>> There's no doubt that there is still a massive humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. And that civilian casualties by the Saudi led bombing campaign in Yemen is very, very much an issue of concern.
>> Prince Mohammed is eager to maintain American support, both for his social reforms, but also for recent moves to consolidate power, which has been knocked by critics as too draconian.