US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman Bin Abdel Aziz are planning to announce the forming of a new Arab-Muslim alliance that will include over 17 Muslim and Arab countries, as reported by Debka.
This alliance will include the leaders of of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, Jordan’s King Abdullah, the Moroccan King Muhammed, the presidents of Algeria and Tunisia and the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
It is not clear whether the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will be handed an invitation during his ongoing visits to the White House.
Observers in the Gulf said that the summit is designed to mark the expansion of defense relations between the US and moderate Arab and Muslim nations for a combined war against ISIS.
Tehran fears from US and Saudi leaders as they will not only fight ISIS but the Iran's Shiite proxies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.
Iran’s Tabnak News Agency has warned that President Trump’s planned trip to Riyadh and his meeting with Saudi and other Arab leaders will set the stage for a Sunni Arab-US alliance to counter Iran’s influence in the region.