Trump Tweets 'Interesting Things Are Happening' on Mideast Peace After Talk With Saudi King

In search of 'ultimate deal,' Trump has already talked Israeli-Palestinian peace with Saudis in the past, and Jordan's king even held talks with U.S. officials on the subject this week

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Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi Arabia's King Salman and U.S. President Donald Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017.
Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi Arabia's King Salman and U.S. President Donald Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017.Credit: Uncredited/AP
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U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that "Interesting things are happening" in regards to the peace process in the Middle East, following a conversation he had with Saudi Arabia's king.

"Spoke yesterday with the King of Saudi Arabia about peace in the Middle-East. Interesting things are happening!," Trump tweeted on Monday.

After Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointed him crown prince at the end of June, Trump called Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and congratulated him on his new position.

According to a statement by the White House at the time, the two leaders discussed a number of regional issues, including "efforts to achieve a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians" - an issue that was also discussed when bin Salman met with Trump in Washington earlier this year.

Jordanian King Abdullah visited Washington this week and discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with senior officials in the Trump administration.

Among others, Abdullah met with Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, who has recently returned from a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The king emphasized the long-standing Jordanian view that progress in the peace process could help improve the situation in the region, as he has said in past visits to the U.S. capital.

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