'Drive them out': Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Trump, however, called upon the Middle East and Muslim countries to do their bit to defeat terrorism.

"And he could not have been clearer in his description of Hezbollah and Hamas as the terrorist groups they most assuredly are", Harris also said.

In the grand King Abdulaziz Conference Centre, with crystal chandeliers and gold-rimmed side tables laden with snacks and sterling silver pens, the leaders listened to Mr Trump's first official speech to leaders overseas since his inauguration. Drive them out of your communities.

He is still hopeful that President Trump may be able to unify people, but he says there's a dire need to unite religions and cultures right here in the US, and also, Qazi wants to see if Trump can do that in how he implements policies. Trump's speech was touted as a major event - along the lines of a landmark address to the Islamic world by Obama in Cairo in 2009. Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B? "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people, all in the name of religion - people that want to protect life and want to protect their religion. Drive them out of your holy land, and Drive them out of this earth", Trump advised. Trump slammed Iran for spreading "destruction and chaos" throughout the region.

Mr Trump, who had previously suggested that it would be easier than anticipated to solve the conflict that has vexed his predecessors for decades, said that conditions were right in both Israel and the Arab world to strike what he has called "the ultimate deal".

"Drive them out", Mr Trump said. In office he ordered temporary bans on people from certain Muslim-majority countries, which have been blocked by courts that ruled they were discriminatory.

"Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscious must work together to isolate it, deny it funding for terrorism", said Mr. Trump. "I appreciate the efforts of King Salman, President Trump and his administration to support American manufacturers as we seek to grow at home and around the world", he added. He once mused that he thought "Islam hates us" and repeatedly slammed former president Barack Obama for refusing to use the term "radical Islamic extremism".

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

  • Zachary Reyes