Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives
Saudi Arabia counting down the seconds until Trump arrives
Donald Trump to call for unity in fight against radicalism on first foreign trip
18 May, 2017, 22:55
Saudi Arabia was accused of producing the terrorists who flew into Manhattan's Twin Towers in 2001 and killed close to 3,000 people, but it was not on the list of seven Muslim-majority countries affected by the President's immigration and refugee suspension.
National security advisor H. R. McMaster, said in a press briefing that Trump "will deliver an inspiring yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology" and that he would share his hopes for a "peaceful vision of Islam".
Gulf Arab states are optimistic about Trump whom they see as a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran.
While he's in Saudi Arabia this weekend, Trump intends to unveil his ideas for what White House officials are calling an "Arab NATO" that would help lead a fight against terrorism, according to The Washington Post.
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Trump will meet with Israel President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem and plans to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem, a Holocaust memorial. Saudi officials close to the king say Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been invited to an upcoming summit in the Saudi capital with President Donald Trump and world leaders from across the Muslim world. Traditional Wahhabi doctrine is ultra-conservative, imposing a strict version of Islamic law and urging resumption of early Muslim practices. Both support an aggressive war against the Islamic State and al-Qaida.
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However, there were reports that Ministry of External Affairs had opposed it and the visit was postponed. To allay India's fears, the Chinese foreign ministry put out a statement today.
At the same time, Saudi Arabia, is hosting a business forum with CEOs from companies including GE and Dow Chemical, AP reported.
"The Saudis are rolling out the red carpet for President Trump", said Saudi analyst Gregory Gause, a professor at Texas A & M University, where he's head of the global affairs department at the Bush School of Government.
"Instead of fighting the triad of evil and its Daesh terrorist branch", he said, referring to Israel, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, "they [Muslim states] are fighting each other and focusing their aggression on their own people".
Then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining USA interests".
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Since taking office, Trump has called for restraint in settlement construction and signalled he is no hurry to move the embassy. The row erupted a few days before the first official visit of US President Donald Trump to the region, Xinhua reported .
Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince William and Kate will be in attendance, as well as their children. The days are counting down to Pippa Middleton's wedding on 20 May and the rumours just keep rolling in.
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