Arab states refuse U.S. economic plan for Middle East

WNM | Jun 23, 2019 at 1:02 PM

Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East $50 billion economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.

Trump wants to bring peace to Middle East with ‘economy first’ plan

WNM | Jun 22, 2019 at 4:39 PM

The Trump administration’s $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza, according to U.S. officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.