Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 0:53
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged US$100 million to a women's business fund supported by Ivanka Trump, daughter of the United States president, who yesterday wound up a visit to Riyadh. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday blast, which also left 59 people wounded, though a top American intelligence official said the claim could not be verified.
"The Americans do not know our region, that's what the catch is", Rouhani said in response to a question from The Associated Press.
Second, Iran is too big and too important to ignore, they argue, especially because the easing of sanctions and Rouhani's reelection means it is reengaging with the outside world.
According to an observer of Middle Eastern Eastern customs, Melania Trump received fawning coverage during her Saudi Arabia visit because she represents their idea oh the female ideal: she is quiet, defers to her husband continually and is attractive.
"What's happened with Iran has brought numerous parts of the Middle East toward Israel", he said at a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin.
He said the summit in Saudi Arabia "had no political value, and will bear no results".
"The issue of terrorism can not be solved through giving money to superpowers", Rouhani said, adding that his nation would "uproot terrorism" and bring stability to the region.
It is to be seen what this presages for the limited cooperation against the Islamic State between the U.S. and Russian Federation in the Syria-Iraq theatre, where Iran is influential against ISIS.
"But is Iran the source of all evil in the region? No".
As the Israeli politicians waited for Trump to enter the museum's small auditorium, decked with an Israeli and U.S. flag, they spoke with reporters about the high and low points of Trump's two-day trip.
Of the 19 hijackers of planes used that day, 15 came from Saudi Arabia, also the birthplace of Al-Qaeda founder and attack mastermind Osama bin Laden. "They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis".
However, in Riyadh, Trump abandoned any pretense of following up on his repeated rhetoric during the U.S. presidential election previous year to hold the Saudi leaders accountable for their decades of financial and other support for Islamic extremists, Giraldi pointed out. The elections remain tightly controlled, however, and many candidates are excluded during a pre-election vetting process.
"There is still much work to be done", the president said. Saudi Arabia immediately cut diplomatic ties and other Sunni Arab countries in the Gulf have taken a harder line on Iran since. In practice, it mostly boiled down to a declaration of (proxy) war against Iran.
Trump has threatened to try to renegotiate the deal, which saw Iran accept curbs on its contested nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of some global economic sanctions.
Trump on Tuesday wrapped up the Middle East leg of his first foreign trip as president.
Iran's newly re-elected President, Hassan Rouhani said regional stability could not be achieved without Iranian help, and accused Washington of supporting terrorism with its backing for rebels in Syria.
"That man is all of us everyday", Corden said of Dermer.
"Iran should be grateful to the United States", Trump said sarcastically in Jerusalem. More than 20 people were killed by an apparent suicide bomber.
"But we need two willing parties", he said then. "They couldn't do this without the weapons we are selling them".