Right on cue: Trump greets Saudi Crown Prince at White House - in pictures

Relaxed atmosphere as US president greets Mohammed bin Salman and discusses the prospect of US withdrawing from 2015 nuclear accord with Iran

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his 20-day visit to the United States with a three-hour meeting with President Donald Trump.

Both leaders stressed the strength and potential of Saudi-US ties before sitting down for talks with their officials.

Mr Trump displayed cue cards showing Saudi military purchases from the US at more than US$12.5 billion (46bn) as he touted investments and economic co-operation with the Kingdom. “We are bringing back hundreds of millions of dollars into the United States... over 40,000 jobs” he said.

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