In a recent interview with CNBC, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister said that President Donald Trump “is a friend to everybody”.
Although Mr Trump signed an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, of which Saudi Arabia was not included, Adel al-Jubeir said he believed the US president could be a friend to the Arab world.
“I believe Donald Trump is a friend to everybody potentially,” he told CNBC at the Munich Security Conference last weekend.
The former Saudi ambassador to the US added: “I have no basis to question his motives.
“I believe that he wants to do what is best for America and this is what every leader should do for his country.”
This interview footage is originally credited to CNBC and cross-posted from The Independent.