Monday, June 13, 2016


Saudi Press Agency --

Jeddah, Ramadan 07, 1437, June 12, 2016, SPA -- The Royal Court today released a statement saying that upon directions by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and in response to an invitation by the United States government, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, will leave on Monday 8 / 9/1437 H corresponding to 06/13/2016 AD to the United States on an official visit during which he will meet with a number of officials to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries, and discuss issues of mutual interest and regional issues.

Now would certainly be a good time for the White House to ask Prince Salman whether there's anything else the US needs to know about Omar Mateen's Mecca trips (or indeed those of his father).

It would also be a good time for them both to compare notes on whether they think Jordan is being up front about recent terrorism in Jordan, events which have gotten a very distinct Move Along Folks Nothing to See Here reaction from the Jordanian government.

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