Saudi Arabia King Salman Issues Decree Allowing Women To Drive…

Some people might remember a specific and strategic Trumpian approach toward social reform in Saudi Arabia which was highlighted by Rex Tillerson during his senate confirmation hearings.  WATCH AGAIN (prompted to 06:09 – just hit play):

Secretary Tillerson’s explanation of the Trump administration position was then followed by the respectful administration strategy during their Saudi visit.  First-Lady Melania Trump figured prominently in that strategy during the February delegation visit.

Well, today:

RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom’s repression of women.

The kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, has been widely criticized for being the only country in the world that bans women from driving, despite gradual improvement on some women’s issues in recent years and ambitious government targets to increase their public role, especially in the workforce.

Despite trying to cultivate a more modern image in recent years, the driving ban had been a longstanding stain on Saudi Arabia’s international image.

The royal decree ordered the formation of a ministerial body to give advice within 30 days and then implement the order by June 24, 2018, according to state news agency SPA. (read more)

“Respectful Influence”

This wasn’t T-Rex’s first Sword Dance…

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202 Responses to Saudi Arabia King Salman Issues Decree Allowing Women To Drive…

  1. daughnworks247 says:

    Thank you Ivanka Trump. She had more to do with this that we wil ever know.

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  2. Melania does NOT cover her head when traveling there. (Unlike Leslie Stahl and her fellow propagandists)

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  3. duchess01 says:

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release – September 27, 2017
    Statement by the Press Secretary

    President Donald J. Trump commends the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s decision today to affirm the right of women to drive in the Kingdom. This is a positive step toward promoting the rights and opportunities of women in Saudi Arabia. We will continue to support Saudi Arabia in its to efforts to strengthen Saudi society and the economy through reforms like this and the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030.

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    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/27/statement-press-secretary

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