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. And Tillerson suggested there's even more room for Trump to moderate his views as he's exposed to more Muslim leaders.
Washington earns huge profit from fomenting regional insecurity and creates tensions among Muslim countries, Rahim Safavi said.
A senior USA official traveling with Trump said Washington understands what he described as Israel's "completely legitimate" concerns and pledged to help the Jewish state maintain its military advantage.
"A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists", he said.
"But I think it's important that, whatever we call it, we recognize that [extremists] are not religious people", he continued.
"But nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them", Trump told leaders of 55 Muslim majority countries representing more than a billion people.More news: Russian Federation ties not utilitarian, says PM
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Trump referenced the new center in his speech to 50 Middle East leaders Sunday afternoon.
Trump's remarks took place on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh, where Trump attended an Arab-Islamic-American summit.
"This is a battle between good and evil", Trump said. "Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this earth", he said. Saudi state-owned Okaz newspaper said that Saudi Arabia saw "a new path for America-Islamic partnership against the violence" in an edition whose front page read, "Iran - the spearhead of global terrorism".
Melania and Ivanka are accompanying Trump on his first worldwide trip as president, arriving in Riyadh on Saturday, the first stop on a journey that will take him to Israel, The Vatican and to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily, respectively.
The White House and the Saudis have actively worked for rapprochement in order to fight terrorism - with the president vowing to avoid criticism of Saudi Arabia's dismal record on women's rights and other human rights issues.