Trump's Saudi speech a good start - now action must follow
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 19:08
While running for the job he now holds, Trump heartily criticized President Barack Obama for not using the term "radical Islamic extremism" and said that refusal indicated that Obama did not understand America's enemy.
"Terrorism has spread all across the world".
Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, was more direct during an entrepreneurship roundtable with Saudi women Sunday morning, telling the participants that in every country, "women and girls continue to face unique systematic, institutional, cultural barriers, which hinder us from fully engaging in and achieving true parody of opportunity within our communities". "A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists". Drive them out of your Holy Land, and drive them out of this Earth. 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. It is simply a "battle between good and evil".
"Of course, there is still much work to be done".
In his speech, Trump called on them to help combat a "crisis of Islamic extremism" emanating from the region. Officials spent the days before Trump's departure dealing with a steady stream of revelations about the federal investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation and the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey. Zarif wrote. POTUS refers to President Of The United States, While KSA are the initials for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Both the original order and a second directive that dropped Iraq from the banned list have been blocked by the courts.
However, Boyle warned that this reversion to traditional United States policy in the region could provoke reactions that might set off a global conflagration.
Trump said the U.S. will ensure that its "Saudi friends" get a good deal from "our great American defense companies, the greatest anywhere in the world".
El-Sissi invited Trump to visit him in Egypt, adding, "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible".
"It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room", he told the gathered Arab and Islamic leaders.
Human rights didn't go completely unnoticed on Trump's trip. A White House official blamed Trump's fatigue for the switch.
Rejecting Donald Trump's continuous attacks on Tehran, Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari said that the U.S. President should rather discuss how to prevent Saudi Arabia from carrying out another 9/11 attack.
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.