President Trump calls for unity against terrorism

The reception marked a contrast from his difficulties at home where he is struggling to contain a mushrooming scandal after his firing of former FBI Director James Comey almost two weeks ago.

Trump will have visited significant homes of three major religions by his trip's end, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, a point that his senior aides say is important in bolstering his argument that the Islamist militancy is a battle between "good and evil".

"There is still much work to be done".

Trump said that he stands before the Arab-American Islamic Summit as a representative of the American people to convey a message of love, friendship and hope.

However, obstacles have emerged that may complicate the relationship between the White House and Israel.

"It is about finding the balance", she told the women, who took pictures of her with their smartphones.

(CNN) If there's one thing we've learned about Donald Trump, it is that he has no qualms about contradicting himself to get what he wants.

As a candidate, Trump proposed temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States. Instead, he proclaims the Arab leaders to be defenders of the people's freedom. "We must stop what they are doing to inspire, because they do nothing to inspire but kill, and we are having a very profound effect if you look at what has happened recently", Trump said. Now they have Best Friend Trump, who sees in the Saudis an opportunity to make money and buy peace in the region.

Something seems amiss. As The Independent noted, "he blamed Iran - rather than (Islamic State) - for "fuelling sectarian violence", pitied the Iranian people for their "despair" a day after they had freely elected a liberal reformer as their president".

Arriving directly from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump expressed his hope for cooperation among US allies in the Middle East.

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

Launching a scathing attack on United States President Donald Trump for his comments on Iran during an Arab-Islamic-American Summit in riyadh on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the USA might be "milking" Saudi Arabia of $480 billion after the two sides signed major deals.

President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi open the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017. "They don't worship God".

Criticising the Iranian regime and its policies, Trump said, "Iran's main victims are its own citizens, who suffer from the regime's policies". The two countries have reportedly developed covert ties based on their shared concerns over Iran's growing regional influence.

Most of the 19 terrorists who killed almost 3,000 people in New York Twin Towers in 2001 (9/11) were Saudi citizens and there have been repeated accusations that members of the Saudi hierarchy were involved in the attack.

In his address, Trump had lumped Hamas along with Islamic State and Al Qaeda as terrorist groups.

Trump also criticized Iran for providing "safe harbor, financial backing, social standing for recruitment".

Trump's welcome in the region was put on display during a series of individual meetings with Arab leaders. "Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes", he said. The Middle East is rich with natural beauty, lively cultures, and massive amounts of historic treasures. Its Sunni Muslim royal family rules over a majority Shiah population and was occasionally rebuked by the Obama administration for harsh treatment of opponents.

The speech came as Trump tried to escape the fallout from his May 9 firing of former FBI Director James Comey amid accusations he was trying to stop a federal investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation past year.

  • Zachary Reyes