Trump returns to White House after first international trip

In her book, "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East", author and speaker Caroline Glick explains why the two-state plan is neither practical nor doable. "He accomplished the return of a strong America to worldwide affairs, rallied civilised nations of the world against terrorism, took real steps towards peace in the Middle East, and renewed our alliances on the basis of both shared interest and shared burdens", he said on Trump's meeting with almost 100 foreign leaders. "Very bad for U.S. This will change".

While in Saudi Arabia, Trump partook in a ceremonial sword dance.

Wisdom dictates that the U.S. should build on the Iran deal, and work with Iran to help bring an end to the horrifying civil war in Syria and stop the senseless proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Yemen and Iraq, from which neither side can emerge victorious.

But how is that feasible when Saudi Arabia's repressive regime, ideology and wealth have helped create the environment in which Islamist extremism thrives?

Donald Trump's first foreign trip as president was to Riyadh last week.

To give a new impetus to relations with the U.S., the King of Saudi Arabia, in turn, appointed his son Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz as Ambassador to the U.S. The fact that the new ambassador used to be a pilot in the Saudi Arabian Air Force and participated in operations against the Daesh terrorist group also speaks about the direction of the development of bilateral relations.

Trump's short time in Saudi Arabia left the central contradiction of his approach unexplored.

The hard-line supreme leader went on to warn that Saudi Arabia's rulers are facing a "certain downfall" for aligning themselves with the US. Trump knows better, and if the Palestinians want his support, they may be realizing they need to take responsibility for preventing peace on their end, rather than blaming Israel at every turn.

Iran's leader also reminded his audience on the experience of the Iranian nation's victory over the eight-year imposed war; adding that the Iranian nation triumphed during the eight-year war as the 'underdog'. Trump made his mark in the Middle East by delivering promises loyalty and proudness, and not by having America apologize for its actions. As a result, appeals for leaving the region became more frequent in the U.S.

Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and Shiite-majority Iran are on opposing sides in a number of regional conflicts, including in Syria and Yemen. Instead of blaming Muslim countries for their lack of initiative in weeding out terrorism, US should first refrain from invading Middle Eastern countries and arming rebel groups.

Regarding the concern over the Iranian threat, Trump said nothing that was not known before: "There is a growing realization among your [Israel] Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran, and it is indeed a threat, there's no question about that".

Ghasemi then criticized the recent arms deal between Saudi Arabia and USA, adding "Trump clearly said that he has sold billions worth of arms to create jobs for American youth, which basically means millions of people have to be killed in the region so that some Americans may get jobs".

  • Leroy Wright