The US travel ban has led enemies and rivals to ask why the Saudis were not included on the list of the seven countries which Donald Trump banned their citizens from entering the US. This question was not answered by Saudi diplomats or security institutions but by US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly who said: “The issue is places like Saudi Arabia do have very, very good police forces, intelligence forces, so we know when someone comes from Saudi Arabia who they are and what they've been up to.”
The countries which were banned are different from Saudi Arabia as they have fragmented regimes and are somehow linked to terrorist groups or embrace them. Iran for example has become a safe haven for terrorist groups and it seals deals with them by turning a blind eye to their activities and securing their passage in exchange for not attacking the country. This has been confirmed and well-documented in statements made by late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and current leader Ayman al-Zwahiri’s, in which they were directing their groups not to attack Iran.
The reason Saudi Arabia was excluded from Trump’s travel ban is that the kingdom actually fights terrorist groups and is not a failed stateTurki Aldakhil