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Shannon Vavra May 15, 2017
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Trump welcomes Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Associated Press

President Trump welcomed a United Arab Emirates leader, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the White House Monday. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he thinks the Crown Prince loves the U.S., which he said was important.

Get smarter: The Crown Prince-Trump meeting comes ahead of a meeting with Saudi Arabia that could serve as a reset for U.S.-Middle East cooperation ever since Obama's decision to not follow through on the red-line Obama set on Syria's chemical weapons, per Fox Business News. Plus, the OPEC meeting is coming up as America's shale oil is flooding the market and checking OPEC's influence — read Axios' Ben Geman's preview of the OPEC meeting here.

Trump heads to Saudi Arabia to kick off his first foreign trip at the end of this month.