Trump Asks Muslim Nations To Help Wipe Out Extremism


Trump Asks Muslim Nations To Help Wipe Out Extremism

He said the United States and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promoted "peace, good neighbourliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism".

Speaking at the Arab-Islamic-US summit, without naming Pakistan, Trump asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil. The regime that is responsible for so much instability in that region.

Aside from the huge spelling error, people are also taking issue with this for being yet another stance that Donald Trump has gone back on.

While their choice isn't breaking the law and is perfectly justified, with female Western figures from Hillary Clinton to Angela Merkel opting to go without on their visits, people are calling this particular case hypocritical due to Trump's previous outspoken opinion on the subject.

Trump said the USA will ensure that its "Saudi friends" get a good deal from "our great American defense companies, the greatest anywhere in the world". "The citizens of Israel will receive you with open arms", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

President Trump is also expected to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas while in the region. Yet Trump may still need to engage in some delicate diplomacy following revelations that he disclosed highly classified intelligence Israel obtained about the Islamic State group with top Russian officials, without Israel's permission.

While Israeli officials cheered Trump's election, some are now wary of the tougher line he has taken on settlements: urging restraint but not calling for a full halt to construction.

While his message is likely to be welcomed by both Riyadh and Tel Aviv, where he arrives on Monday, Mr Trump has so far failed to follow through on his promise to renegotiate the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

Trump's two day visit in Israel follows two days in in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites, where Trump brokered the arms contract while also trying to strengthen relations with other Arab nations. During a meeting of more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders, he sought to chart a new course for America's role in the region, one aimed squarely on rooting out terrorism, with less focus on promoting human rights and democratic reforms.

Iran's foreign minister accused Trump of using foreign policy as an excuse for selling billions of dollars' worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, its longtime foe.