Their targets included foreign civilians— Westerners affiliated with its oil-based economy—as well as Saudi Arabian civilians and security forces.Anti-Western attacks have occurred in Saudi Arabia dating back to 1995.
Ivanka Trump has praised the progress of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia after the country and the United Arab Emirates pledged to donate 0 million to the first World Bank's global project for women entrepreneurs.
Saudi Arabia itself has been accused of funding terrorism in other countries, The US military sent forces to Saudi Arabia in 1990 after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. presence, as it violated a Muslim tradition of excluding non-Muslim from permanent residence in the Arabian peninsula.
After the US-led coalition won the 1991 Gulf War, it led to bases elsewhere but several thousand service members, mostly associated with Operation Southern Watch, remained. It is believed this is one of, if not the main reason Osama bin Laden called for jihad against the United States.
“The need to empower and engage women transcends borders and cultures.
Whether in the United States or in Saudi Arabia, women play a critical role in a movement that unites us all,” she said.