War on Terror becomes officially a sectarian war

In the same weekend that the Iranian elections returned Hassan Rouhani with an agenda to reform and negotiate further peace with the West, President Donald Trump goes to Riyadh to sign massive arms deal of $100 billion with Saudi Arabia while lecturing to Sunni leaders of the terrorist threat. In short turning the war on terror officially into a Sunni-Shia sectarian one where the US clearly back the Sunnis.

With his speech blaming the Iranians for causing most of the instability, his intervention spells even more trouble for the Middle East as many of the conflicts increasingly take a sectarian nature. Its as though he has intentionally poured petrol on the fire on this first trip aboard for the US President.