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Saudi King’s Golden Escalator breaks down in Russia during state visit

Saudi Arabia King Salman golden escalator Russia visit  

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud suffered an embarrassing arrival in Russia when his golden escalator broke down.

The King who rarely travels had a state visit to  Vladmir Putin and had his escalator broken down, the 81 year old Monarch was forced to walk down, the King who was on his first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia, King Salman met with President Vladimir Putin and signed a number of deals including arms and energy deals.

Putin was quoted as saying “This is the first visit by a Saudi Arabian monarch in the history of our relations and that in itself is a landmark event,”

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Russia

“I’m sure your visit will boost the ties between our countries.”

The Saudi king responded: “We aim to strengthen our relations in the interests of peace and security, in the interests of developing the world economy.”

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir added that “relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia have reached a historic moment”.

 

Michelle Obama doesn’t look happy to her Saudi trip

 

President Obama and Michelle

michelle obama

 

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were in Saudi Arabia to pay their condolence to the new King of Saudi Arabia over the death of their former King. Apart from the fact the First Lady didn’t cover her hair in the  core Islamic nation, she was looking not too pleased about her visit, with the King’s entourage not shaking her hands except for one.

Mrs Obama got a taste of the patriarchy when she stepped out of Air Force One in Riyadh on Tuesday and was greeted by the new King Salman and an all-male group of delegates.

When the group lined up to greet the president and his wife, some of the Saudis shook the First Lady’s hand while others just nodded their head.

Reporters who were travelling with the president and First Lady told reporters that Mrs Obama bowed to cultural differences and stood slightly behind her husband during the greeting line.

If one of the men would offer to shake her hand, the First Lady would oblige but mostly stood back and smiled while they passed.

She was also criticized by Saudis and the Muslim world at large on social media for not covering her hair.

Mrs Obama

Michelle Obama

The palace guards stood at attention for the American guests during the brief Tuesday visit