Trump to Macron: Saudi Arabia cornerstone of stability in region

Both President have met today in the Elysee Palace in Paris, ahead of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice, ending World War I. (AFP)

A French presidential source revealed on Saturday that US President Donald Trump assured French President Emmanuel Macron that Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of stability in the region.

Both President have met on Saturday in the Elysee Palace in Paris, ahead of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice, ending World War I.

The French presidential source further said that president Trump confirmed to president Macron during their meeting, his refusal to endanger Saudi Arabia’s stability.

The source explained, according to Al Arabiya news channel’s correspondent that Trump’s position on Saudi Arabia is very firm and clear as he said that “this country (Saudi Arabia) is the cornerstone of the region and a partner of America and should not be subjected to any instability.”

As for the US re-imposed sanctions on Iran, the French source revealed that president Trump assured his French counterpart of the effectiveness of these sanctions.

The source also said that president Trump has called for a new agreement to ensure that Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons.

As for the Yemeni crisis, the French Presidential source said that both presidents will push to lay the foundations for a political solution in Yemen.

Trump accompanied by his wife Melania arrived in Paris on Friday to attend the commemorations ending World War I.

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