Iran funds terrorists: Trump calls for its worldwide isolation in Saudi speech

"Foreign Policy or simply milking KSA of $480B?" "We stand in absolute solidarity with people of the United Kingdom". "Instead, we are here to offer partnership - based on shared interests and values", Trump said.

She is accompanying US 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.

While the president vowed support to the Middle East in fighting terrorism, he asserted countries in the region should take responsibility in removing extremists. "This is a battle between good and evil", he added.

"Drive them out", Trump told the Arab Islamic American Summit. Drive out the extremists. Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities.

Saudi Arabia is Mr Trump's first stop on a nine-day tour that includes Israel, Italy and Belgium.

Melania and Ivanka are accompanying Trump on his first worldwide trip as president, arriving in Riyadh on Saturday, the first stop on a journey that will take him to Israel, The Vatican and to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily, respectively.

"Obama always tied in some element of Muslim Americans, about how Muslims in our country are part of our social fabric". The regime that is responsible for so much instability in that region.

"I am speaking of course of Iran", Trump said.

"For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror", he said.

Iran - which was not invited to the summit - is a Shi'ite Muslim country, while Saudi Arabia and many of is Gulf neighbours are Sunni majority.

Last year, however, Donald Trump bashed the Clinton Foundation for accepting money from countries with human rights issues, implying the move was in direct contrast to the help the foundation was established to provide.

"[Abbas] assures me he is ready to work towards that goal in good faith and Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same", said Trump, standing next to Abbas at the Presidential Palace.

Trump made no mention of the United States' 3.3 million Muslimsduring his 30-minute speech in Riyadh, an omission that disturbed some observers.

During his speech today in Saudi Arabia, Trump spoke about the need for peace and cooperation with Middle Eastern nations in order to stomp out terrorism.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Twitter, posting a seemingly sarcastic tweet that read " Iran-fresh from real elections-attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation" Saudi Arabia. "I won't call them (attackers) monsters, because they would like that term. That's what we hope he does".

He praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, telling him: "You have done a tremendous job under trying circumstances". Earlier on Sunday morning, Trump sat for one-on-one meetings with Sisi, Kuwait's Emir Jaber Al-Ahmad al-Sabah, and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.

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