Donald Trump's Speech in Saudi Arabia is a Stark Departure From Everyt


"Iran-fresh from real elections-attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation".

US President Donald Trump addressed the media on his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, which is his first overseas trip since he was elected to the post.

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri on Sunday refuted the comments by U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson for urging a policy shift in Tehran's conduct during President Hassan Rouhani's second term.

During the president's recent visit, the USA and Saudi Arabia sealed deals of between $280 billion and $380 billion, including an arms deal, which is valued at $110 billion.

"I think Islam hates us", Trump said during a CNN interview in March 2016.

Whether he would use his signature campaign phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" to describe the threat was unclear.

US President Donald Trump has implored Saudi Arabia and other middle eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region.

"A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists", he said. "Drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this earth", he said. "We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship".

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In the same speech where Trump urged the Gulf nations to unite and fight against "terrorist and extremists", he isolated out Iran for fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror".

Ahead of the President's visit, Israel announced new measures to offer building permits to Palestinians in part of the West Bank.

Sitting alongside Mr. Trump, Saudi King Salman declared: "The Iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism".

"This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations".

The excerpts from a leaked version of his speech suggested a softer tone with Trump attempting to bolster support for the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants. And we will be sure to help our Saudi friends to get a good deal from our great American defence companies, the greatest anywhere in the world.

Trump was welcomed warmly in Riyadh, where he and first lady Melania Trump were given an extravagant reception. They are now expected to sign a deal with the U.S. to co-ordinate their efforts aimed at cutting off sources of money for those groups.

Trump brought with him a $110 billion arms package for his hosts, aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements.