U.S. President Donald Trump with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh, May 2017.
King Ibn Saud converses with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board the USS Quincy, after the Yalta Conference in 1945.
President Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon with their host, King Saud of Saudi Arabia, at the Mayflower Hotel in 1957
Anthropomorphic stela (4th millennium BC), sandstone, 57x27 cm, from El-Maakir-Qaryat al-Kaafa (National Museum of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh)
King Saud and John Kennedy meet at the king's mansion in Palm Beach, Florida in 1962
King Fahd with U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Ivana and Donald Trump in 1985. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia supplied money and arms to the anti-Soviet fighters in Afghanistan.
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.
U.S. President George W. Bush and Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Crawford, Texas, April 25, 2002
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.
Former Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in the White House.
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
Prince Mohammad bin Salman with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington, D.C., June 13, 2016
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.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his advisor Ahmad Asiri (blamed for Khashoggi's death) meeting U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, July 2016
The Battle of Badr, 13 March 624 CE
Protesters against the U.S.-backed Saudi-led war on Yemen were led away handcuffed by New York police outside the U.S. mission to the UN on December 11, 2017
Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, the founding father and first king of Saudi Arabia
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman, July 2021
Political map of Saudi Arabia
Visa page from Saeed al-Ghamdi's Kingdom of Saudi Arabia passport recovered from the United Airlines Flight 93 crash site
Map of Saudi Arabian administrative regions and roadways
15 out of 19 September 11 terrorists were Saudi Arabia nationals
Map of oil and gas pipelines in the Middle-East
Protest against U.S. involvement in the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, March 2018
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.
Jamal Khashoggi (left) at a 2018 Project on Middle East Democracy forum in Washington, D.C.
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
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, August 25, 2016
Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh with Bogdan Borusewicz in the Polish Senate, 26 May 2014
U.S. Navy has actively participated in the Saudi-led naval blockade of Yemen.
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.
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with King Salman in Riyadh, January 2015
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
U.S. President Donald Trump, King Salman, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, May 2017
U.S. President Barack Obama meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, July 2014
Protest against the war in Yemen in New York City on August 14, 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".
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir with then British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (now Prime Minister) in London, 16 October 2016
Major Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict locations
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.
"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
Saudi soldiers from the First Airborne Brigade.
Deera Square, central Riyadh. It is a former site of public be-headings.
Saudi Arabia topography
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.
A proportional representation of Saudi Arabia exports, 2019
Office of Saudi Aramco, the world's most valuable company and the main source of revenue for the state
The hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims.
King Abdullah Financial Center is one of the largest investment centres in the Middle East, located in Riyadh
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.
Saudi Arabia population density (people per km2)
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

Bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States began in 1933 when full diplomatic relations were established and became formalized in the 1951 Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement.

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Saudi Arabia and the United States are strategic allies, and since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the US has sold $110 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.

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Mohammed bin Salman in 2019

Mohammed bin Salman

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Saudi Arabian politician who is the crown prince, deputy prime minister, and minister of defense of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabian politician who is the crown prince, deputy prime minister, and minister of defense of Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed bin Salman in 2019
Mohammed bin Salman in 2019
Mohammed bin Salman with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Adel al-Jubeir, 13 June 2016
President Donald Trump speaks with bin Salman, Washington, D.C., 14 March 2017
Bin Salman with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at the 2016 G20 Hangzhou summit
Bin Salman with President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Riyadh, May 2017
Bin Salman at the 2019 G20 Osaka summit
Portraits of King Salman and Prince Mohammed at the Jenadriyah festival
Palestinians protest in the Gaza Strip, 9 December 2017
Protest in London against bin Salman's state visit to the UK, 7 March 2018
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis with bin Salman, 22 March 2018
President Donald Trump with bin Salman in June 2019
Bin Salman with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on 16 October 2018
Ahmad Asiri (right) and bin Salman (left) in 2016
Bin Salman with Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France, and Juan Carlos Varela, former President of Panama, at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, 14 June 2018
Bin Salman with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the 2019 G20 Osaka summit
Bin Salman with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia on 14 June 2018
Bin Salman with U.S. President Joe Biden at the GCC+3 summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 16 July 2022

Senator Lindsey Graham said America's relationship with Saudi Arabia "is more of a burden than an asset."

Saudi Arabia had issued an extradition request and Interpol notices to bring back Saad Al Jabri, who was the US anti-terrorism contact in the Middle East and was staying in Canada since 2018.

Jamal Khashoggi in March 2018

Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

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Assassinated by agents of the Saudi government at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Assassinated by agents of the Saudi government at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jamal Khashoggi in March 2018
4 June 2009 − after his speech A New Beginning at Cairo University, U.S. President Obama participates in a roundtable interview with, among others, Jamal Khashoggi, Bambang Harymurti, and Nahum Barnea.
Saudi Arabian activist Ghanem al-Dosari at a protest outside the Natural History Museum, London, 11 October 2018, after the disappearance of Jamal Kashoggi. The Saudi embassy was holding a Saudi National Day celebration at the museum.
The Saudi consulate in Istanbul, 16 October 2018, after Khashoggi's disappearance.
Police cordon, in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, after Khashoggi's disappearance.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with King Salman on 16 October 2018.
Ahmad Asiri (right) and Mohammed bin Salman (left) in 2016
Protest in front of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi fled the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in June 2017 and went into self-imposed exile in the US.

However, in February 2021, the Biden administration declassified a brief report that blamed Mohammed bin Salman as having approved the assassination, thereby implying that the administration planned to adjust U.S.–Saudi relations.

Official portrait, 2017

Jim Mattis

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Retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as the 26th US secretary of defense from January 2017 to January 2019.

Retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as the 26th US secretary of defense from January 2017 to January 2019.

Official portrait, 2017
Mattis addressing Marines at Camp Commando, Kuwait during Operation Enduring Freedom in February 2003.
Official portrait as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
Letter written by Mattis on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, addressed to members of the 1st Marine Division
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and General Mattis in Baghdad, Iraq, September 2010
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.
Mattis with President Trump and Vice President Pence
Mattis with Finnish president Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki, Finland, in November 2017
Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli at NATO headquarters in Brussels, February 2018
Mattis with Indonesian president Joko Widodo during a visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, in January 2018.
Mattis and Australian Minister for Defense Marise Payne visiting Victoria Barracks in Sydney, Australia, June 2017.
Mattis and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in April 2017
Mattis with Saudi Arabia's prince Mohammad in March 2017
Mattis and Tillerson with Chinese General Fang Fenghui and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, June 2017
Mattis receiving the Distinguished Military Leadership Award from Michael Mullen at the annual Atlantic Council Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

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".

Code Pink protesting senators supporting Saudi arms deal, December 2017

2017 United States–Saudi Arabia arms deal

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Code Pink protesting senators supporting Saudi arms deal, December 2017

On May 20, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signed a series of letters of intent for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to purchase arms from the United States totaling US$110 billion immediately, and $350 billion over 10 years.

The transfer was widely seen as a counterbalance against the influence of Iran in the region and a "significant" and "historic" expansion of United States relations with Saudi Arabia.

Official portrait, 2018

Mike Pompeo

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American politician, diplomat, and businessman who served under President Donald Trump as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2017 to 2018 and as the 70th United States secretary of state from 2018 to 2021.

American politician, diplomat, and businessman who served under President Donald Trump as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 2017 to 2018 and as the 70th United States secretary of state from 2018 to 2021.

Official portrait, 2018
U.S. congressional delegation at the Halifax International Security Forum in 2014
Official portrait of Mike Pompeo as CIA Director
World War II veterans being honored at Bastille Day celebrations on July 13, 2017
Pompeo with Kim Jong-un
Pompeo with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, April 29, 2018
Pompeo with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on October 18, 2018
Pompeo with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Pompeo and Vladimir Putin met in Sochi on May 14, 2019.
Pompeo with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, in Khartoum, Sudan, on August 25, 2020
Pompeo with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in Kyiv, January 31, 2020
Pompeo with General Austin S. Miller in Kabul on June 25, 2019
Pompeo departs the Department of State on January 20, 2021
President Trump, joined by Pompeo and Netanyahu behind, signs the proclamation recognizing Israel's 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights, March 25, 2019.
Pompeo and Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping
Pompeo at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Pompeo at FreedomWorks New Fair Deal rally outside the U.S. Capitol, April 2013
Mike Pompeo (center) with wife Susan and son Nicholas in 2018

In February 2017, Pompeo traveled to Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

It was the first reaffirmation of Saudi Arabia–United States relations since Trump took office in January 2017.

Official portrait, 2012

Barack Obama

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American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Official portrait, 2012
Stanley Armour Dunham, Ann Dunham, Maya Soetoro and Barack Obama, (L to R) mid-1970s in Honolulu
Barack Obama's school record in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School. Obama was enrolled as "Barry Soetoro" (no. 1), and was wrongly recorded as an Indonesian citizen (no. 3) and a Muslim (no. 4).
Obama poses in the Green Room of the White House with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia, 2009
Obama playing in a pickup game on the White House basketball court, 2009
The Obamas worship at African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., January 2013
State Senator Obama and others celebrate the naming of a street in Chicago after ShoreBank co-founder Milton Davis in 1998
Results of the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois; Obama won the counties in blue.
Official portrait of Obama as a member of the United States Senate
Obama and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) visit a Russian facility for dismantling mobile missiles (August 2005)
Obama on stage with wife and daughters just before announcing presidential candidacy in Springfield, Illinois, February 10, 2007
2008 electoral vote results. Obama won 365–173.
2012 electoral vote results. Obama won 332–206.
Obama takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at the Capitol, January 20, 2009
Obama delivers a speech at joint session of Congress with Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on February 24, 2009.
Obama visits an Aurora shooting victim at University of Colorado Hospital, 2012.
The White House was illuminated in rainbow colors on the evening of the Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, June 26, 2015.
Deficit and debt increases, 2001–2016
US employment statistics (unemployment rate and monthly changes in net employment) during Obama's tenure as U.S. president
Obama at a 2010 briefing on the BP oil spill at the Coast Guard Station Venice in Venice, Louisiana
Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House, March 23, 2010.
Maximum Out-of-Pocket Premium as Percentage of Family Income and federal poverty level, under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, starting in 2014 (Source: CRS)
Percentage of Individuals in the United States without Health Insurance, 1963–2015 (Source: JAMA)
June 4, 2009 − after his speech A New Beginning at Cairo University, U.S. President Obama participates in a roundtable interview in 2009 with among others Jamal Khashoggi, Bambang Harymurti and Nahum Barnea.
Obama with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, January 2015.
Obama meets with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House, October 2016.
Meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron during the 2010 G20 Toronto summit
Obama after a trilateral meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (right), White House Cabinet Room, May 2009
Obama meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in the Oval Office, May 2009
President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Syria and ISIS, September 29, 2015.
Obama and members of the national security team receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear in the White House Situation Room, May 1, 2011. See also: Situation Room
Obama talks with Benjamin Netanyahu, March 2013.
President Obama meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro in Panama, April 2015
Obama meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in September 2015.
Presidential approval ratings
G8 leaders watching the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final
Obama with his then-new successor Donald Trump and his later successor Joe Biden, at the former's inauguration on January 20, 2017
Obama playing golf with the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, October 2017
Obama and his wife Michelle at the inauguration of Joe Biden
Job growth during the presidency of Obama compared to other presidents, as measured as a cumulative percentage change from month after inauguration to end of his term
First official portrait of Barack Obama as President of the United States, 2009
Obama meets with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, February 19, 2009.
Obama and Donald Trump, January 20, 2017

In 2016, the Obama administration proposed a series of arms deals with Saudi Arabia worth $115billion.

Obama halted the sale of guided munition technology to Saudi Arabia after Saudi warplanes targeted a funeral in Yemen's capital Sanaa, killing more than 140 people.