Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 0:02
"Those who are advising the Americans are unfortunately rulers who deviate America with unsound advice or buy some influence in the US with their money". "It has nothing to do with ethnicity", Tillerson said.
"It was a phenomenal trip, phenomenally successful...history was made, it was the first visit by a president to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as his first trip overseas", the foreign minister said. In that event, Iran will continue to be economically strangulated and Saudi Arabia can push for nuclear parity with Iran.
"Iran - fresh from real elections - attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy and moderation", Zarif tweeted, referring to the U.S. president.
Is that a serious foreign policy, he asked, or is the USA "simply milking" Saudi Arabia for billions of dollars?
On Friday, Iranians re-elected reformist President Hassan Rouhani, choosing him over his hard-line rival.
That's what an unnamed senior White House official told CNN on Monday, claiming that Trump meant to say "Islamist extremism" but said "Islamic extremism" because he was "just an exhausted guy" by the time he delivered the speech. Advance excerpts of the speech had Trump using the term "Islamist terrorism"-an apparent softening in tone-but the president veered off-script in his delivery".
Mr Trump told leaders at the meeting that he brought "a message of friendship and hope and love", and urged Muslim countries to ensure "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil". That its name is similar to Obama's euphemistic "Countering Violent Extremism" program, so named to avoid any hint that Islam might have something to do with terrorism, was not a good sign.
On Sunday night in Riyadh after a long day of events, many of them delayed, he skipped a "tweeps" forum for young people that was to be his last activity of the day, sending daughter Ivanka in his place. "Drive them out of your communities".
The United States and Gulf Arab countries announced an agreement to coordinate efforts against the financing of terrorist groups.
"Terrorism is sponsored through groups like Hizbollah, by Iran, but there are also Sunni Islamic terrorist groups that the Iranians are fighting, not least Islamic State in Syria".
Introducing Trump, Saudi King Salman described their mutual foe Iran as the source of terrorism they must confront together. "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations".
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.
"Trump emollient (relatively) words about Islam will not erase memory of his rabid anti-Muslim remarks", he said.
The deals are seen as attempts by the Saudi government to win over Trump after the president was critical of the country during his campaign. He later signed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth $110 billion dollars, among several other agreements.