Time: 9:16 p.m. CEST
The United States President Donald Trump send his messages to the Middle Eats leaders to find a way to fight religious extremism, beginning of their homelands. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump talked in the Arab Islamic American Summit and pledged that the United Stated does not want “to impose our way of life on others, “but called “Muslim majority countries to take a lead in combating radicalization.”
President Trump, who opened his first foreign trip with a visit to Middle East, said that it should not be a place from which “refugees flee, but a place for commerce.” Middle East has its own share in the fight against terrorism, which Trump explained as a battle between “good and evil,” when “we see the scenes of destruction in the wake of terror, we see no signs those murdered are Jewish, or Christians, Shia, or Sunni.”
Trump, who was outspoken in the campaign, toned down his rhetoric, but asked countries represented in the forum that, “your nation drive out the terrorism, and drive out the extremism.” In the wake of the continuation of the anti-Islamic State group policy, Trump called Arab countries, but even those who participated in the summit, “drive them out of your places of worship, drive them out of your communities.”
In his speech that lasted 34 minutes, Trump slammed Iran, even though the nation re-elected its president, perceived as a moderate one. Ruling royal family welcomed enthusiastically Trump, aside his comments on Iran. Trump praised Muslim’s world history. The United States president participated on the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, which will work on preventing terrorism.
As Trump talked about importance of Middle East, in the United States new administration looks for ways to fight travel ban, which considers immigrants or refugees from six countries, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Federal government is appealing decisions of the courts that blocked the ban.
In the next week, Trump will visit Israel and Vatican that he mentioned together with Middle Eats as places, which can bring peace to the world. Trump will attend NATO Summit in Brussels and will attend the G7 meeting in Italy.