A report on Jim MattisDonald Trump and Saudi Arabia

Official portrait, 2017
Official portrait, 2017
Mattis addressing Marines at Camp Commando, Kuwait during Operation Enduring Freedom in February 2003.
Trump at the New York Military Academy in 1964
Official portrait as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
Trump (far right) and wife Ivana in the receiving line of a state dinner for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia in 1985, with U.S. president Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan
Letter written by Mattis on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, addressed to members of the 1st Marine Division
Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan
Anthropomorphic stela (4th millennium BC), sandstone, 57x27 cm, from El-Maakir-Qaryat al-Kaafa (National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh)
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and General Mattis in Baghdad, Iraq, September 2010
Entrance of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
General Lloyd Austin and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Allen greet Mattis as he arrives in Baghdad for the end-of-mission ceremony in December 2011.
Trump and New Jersey Generals quarterback Doug Flutie at a 1985 press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower
The "Worshipping Servant" statue (2500 BC), above 1 m in height, is much taller than any possible Mesopotamian or Harappan models. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of Korea.
Mattis with President Trump and Vice President Pence
Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Qaṣr Al-Farīd, the largest of the 131 rock-cut monumental tombs built from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD, with their elaborately ornamented façades, at the extensive ancient Nabatean archaeological site of Hegra located in the area of Al-'Ula within Al Madinah Region in the Hejaz. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
Mattis with Finnish president Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki, Finland, in November 2017
Trump at a New York Mets baseball game in 2009
Colossal statue from Al-'Ula in the Hejaz (6th–4th century BC), it followed the standardized artistic sculpting of the Lihyanite kingdom, the original statue was painted with white
Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli at NATO headquarters in Brussels, February 2018
Trump and President Bill Clinton in June 2000
At its greatest extent, the Umayyad Caliphate (661–750) covered 11100000 km2 and 62 million people (29 per cent of the world's population), making it one of the largest empires in history in both area and proportion of the world's population. It was also larger than any previous empire in history.
Mattis with Indonesian president Joko Widodo during a visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, in January 2018.
Trump speaking at CPAC 2011
The Battle of Badr, 13 March 624 CE
Mattis and Australian Minister for Defense Marise Payne visiting Victoria Barracks in Sydney, Australia, June 2017.
Trump campaigning in Arizona, March 2016.
Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, the founding father and first king of Saudi Arabia
Mattis and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in April 2017
2016 electoral vote results. Trump won 304–227
Political map of Saudi Arabia
Mattis with Saudi Arabia's prince Mohammad in March 2017
Women's March in Washington on January 21, 2017
Map of Saudi Arabian administrative regions and roadways
Mattis and Tillerson with Chinese General Fang Fenghui and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, June 2017
Trump is sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts
Map of oil and gas pipelines in the Middle-East
Mattis receiving the Distinguished Military Leadership Award from Michael Mullen at the annual Atlantic Council Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.
Trump speaks to automobile workers in Michigan, March 2017
King Fahd with US President Ronald Reagan and future US President Donald Trump in 1985. The US and Saudi Arabia supplied money and arms to the anti-Soviet mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan.
Trump and group of officials and advisors on the way from White House complex to St. John's Church
As many as 500 princes, government ministers, and business people, including Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, were arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities as part of the 2017 Saudi Arabian purge
Trump examines border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa, California.
Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh with Bogdan Borusewicz in the Polish Senate, 26 May 2014
Trump with the other G7 leaders at the 45th summit in France, 2019
Verses from the Quran. The Quran is the official constitution of the country and a primary source of law. Saudi Arabia is unique in enshrining a religious text as a political document.
Trump and Xi Jinping at 2018 G20 Summit.
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, 21 May 2017
Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the 2017 Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia
U.S. President Barack Obama meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, July 2014
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with Taliban delegation in Qatar in September 2020
Faisal Mosque in Islamabad is named after a Saudi king. The kingdom is a strong ally of Pakistan. WikiLeaks claimed that Saudis are "long accustomed to having a significant role in Pakistan's affairs".
Trump meets Kim Jong-un at the Singapore summit, June 2018
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir with then British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (now Prime Minister) in London, 16 October 2016
Putin and Trump shaking hands at the G20 Osaka summit, June 2019
Major Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict locations
Trump and his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
Flag of Al-Qaeda, a transnational terrorist group formed by Osama bin Laden, a Saudi Arabian national of Yemeni and Syrian extraction who was stripped of his Saudi passport in 1994.
Trump conducts a COVID-19 press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on March 15, 2020
"The Saudi pilots training in Italy 1935"—a scene from 'Our Eagles', one of four video wall shows made for the Royal Saudi Air Force Museum
Poland's president Andrzej Duda visited the White House on June 24, 2020, the first foreign leader to do so since the start of the pandemic.
Saudi soldiers from the First Airborne Brigade.
Trump boards helicopter for COVID-19 treatment on October 2, 2020
Deera Square, central Riyadh. It is a former site of public be-headings.
Trump discharged on October 5, 2020, from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Saudi Arabia topography
Members of House of Representatives vote on two articles of impeachment, December 18, 2019
Harrat Khaybar seen from the International Space Station. Saudi Arabia is home to more than 2000 dormant volcanoes. Lava fields in Hejaz, known locally by their Arabic name of harrat (the singular is harrah), form one of Earth's largest alkali basalt regions, covering some 180000 km2, an area greater than the state of Missouri.
Trump displaying the front page of The Washington Post reporting his acquittal by the Senate
A proportional representation of Saudi Arabia exports, 2019
Trump at a 2020 campaign rally in Arizona
Office of Saudi Aramco, the world's most valuable company and the main source of revenue for the state
2020 Electoral College results, Trump lost 232–306
The hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signing the second impeachment of Trump
King Abdullah Financial Center is one of the largest investment centres in the Middle East, located in Riyadh
Trump speaks at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix, Arizona, July 2021.
Al-Hasa is known for its palm trees and dates. Al-Hasa has over 30 million palm trees which produce over 100 thousand tons of dates every year.
Trump talking to the press, March 2017
Saudi Arabia population density (people per km2)
Fact-checkers from The Washington Post, the Toronto Star, and CNN compiled data on "false or misleading claims" (orange background), and "false claims" (violet foreground), respectively.
Laboratory buildings at KAUST
The Al-Yamamah Private University in Riyadh
UIS literacy rate Saudi Arabia population, 15 plus, 1990–2015
Historical development of life expectancy in Saudi Arabia
Supplicating pilgrim at Al-Masjid Al-Ḥarām (The Sacred Mosque) in Mecca. The Kaaba is the cubic building in front of the pilgrim.
Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the Islamic holy city of Mecca
Sarah Attar is a track and field athlete who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics as one of the first two female Olympians representing Saudi Arabia.
The Masjid al-Haram is the holiest Islamic site, located in Mecca
The Mosque of the Prophet in Medina containing the tomb of Muhammad
King Abdullah practising falconry, a traditional pursuit in the country
Arabic coffee is a traditional beverage in Arabian cuisine
Uruguay – Saudi Arabia match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
The 3000-year-old ancient historical city of Dumat al-Jandal in Al Jawf Province
The old city of Jeddah
Jabal Sawda ({{convert|3000|m|ft|abbr=on|disp=or}}) located in the 'Asir subrange of the Sarat Mountains
Abha City, located {{convert|2270|m|ft|abbr=on}} above sea level in the 'Asir Region
Beach promenade in Al-Wajh
Dhi 'ain village located in Al Bahah Province
The desert of Al-Rub' Al-Khali (The Empty Quarter)
Saad Khader from left and right Mohammad Al-Ali in 1979

Mattis was nominated as secretary of defense by president-elect Donald Trump, and confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 2017.

- Jim Mattis

In a January 2017 phone call with Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, Mattis "reaffirmed the importance of the US–Saudi Arabia strategic relationship".

- Jim Mattis

On 20 May 2017, President Donald Trump and King Salman signed a series of letters of intent for Saudi Arabia to purchase arms from the United States totalling US$110 billion immediately and $350 billion over 10 years.

- Saudi Arabia

In 2016, Trump said he supported the use of interrogation torture methods such as waterboarding but later appeared to recant this due to the opposition of Defense Secretary James Mattis.

- Donald Trump

In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder in October 2018, the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the US defence secretary Jim Mattis called for a ceasefire in Yemen within 30 days followed by UN-initiated peace talks.

- Saudi Arabia

Trump actively supported the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen against the Houthis and in 2017 signed a $110 billion agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, In 2018, the USA provided limited intelligence and logistical support for the intervention.

- Donald Trump
Official portrait, 2017

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