Donald Trump receives a gold necklace from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, May 2017

I joined Austria’s Radio FM4 on Thursday to explain why the Trump Administration hid intelligence from Congress on Saudi Arabia’s construction of a base — apparently with Chinese advice and technology — for advanced ballistic missiles which could carry nuclear weapons.

I talk with Riem Higazi about the ties between the Administration and Riyadh, including Donald Trump’s “national emergency” to sell $8.1 billion of weapons to Saudi Arabia, its ally the UAE, and Jordan. And we look at the significance of China-Russia contacts in the shifting economic and political situation in Asia and around the world.

Listen at 12:48

See also TrumpWatch, Day 867: Administration Hid Intelligence That Saudis Building Missiles With China’s Help