Donald Trump acknowledges India as 'victim of terrorism' at Riyadh summit

Yet Mr 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.

President Donald Trump sought to rally leaders from around the Muslim world on Sunday in a renewed campaign against extremism.

She is accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump on his first worldwide visit since taking office in January, and told 200 female employees she tried to find balance between her role of First Lady and mother.

Tens of thousands of our citizens and thousands of our security personnel have been martyred, or injured in terrorist attacks; while billions have been lost in terms of economic cost, the Prime Minister further said. The New York Times reported the latter was a last-minute addition to the shopping list, after Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, intervened.

Salman was speaking at a gathering of the leaders of more than 50 majority-Muslim countries attending the summit.

The president made no mention of human rights during his visit, and in the speech insisted: "We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live".

Saudi Arabia's leaders soured on Obama, and King Salman did not greet him at the airport during his final visit to the kingdom.

The president also called for a unified front to combat Iran, which supplies weapons and training to terrorists and spreads destruction and chaos across the region.

"America is prepared to stand with you in pursuit of shared interests and common security, but the nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them". Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg; Trump has at times encouraged Boeing and Lockheed to compete for pricey U.S. defense contacts.

Trump's ties to Saudi Arabia run deep.

That's been Trump's way too, and he's done business here in the desert through his family.

A White House official later said the president did raise women's rights in his private meetings with Saudi officials, and noted that administration officials broached the topic in their talks in the lead-up to the trip.

The phrase became a rallying cry for many Trump supporters, along with his pledge to keep open the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba for terror detainees and his travel ban on people from various Muslim-majority countries, a list that does not include Saudi Arabia.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh.

Zarif has publicly criticised and questioned the US before, including posting a map of the world last month highlighting the distance between the two countries and questioning why the US Navy was operating in the Persian Gulf "7500 miles from home".

"We thought it was a fantastic idea", Kim said. 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.

Reports have also emerged that Mr Trump called Mr Comey "a nut job" and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified a senior White House official as a "significant person of interest" in its probe of Russian meddling.

  • Larry Hoffman