Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump puts the onus on Muslim world to combat terrorism


Energy minister Khalid al-Falih said deals involving all companies totaled over $200 billion, many of them created to produce things in Saudi Arabia that had previously been imported. Other world leaders to participate in the ritual have included Britain's Prince Charles in 2014, and former US President George W Bush in 2008.

A senior official who was part of the Palestinian delegation said Mr Trump is planning to try to relaunch peace talks, with a goal of reaching an agreement within a year.

Speaking to leaders from around 50 Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia, the President attacked militants as "barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life".

Netanyahu called Trump "a true friend" to Israel and expressed optimism about the president's role in the Middle East peace process.

So far, in Qazi's opinion, President Trump is not off to a great start.

Trump is to travel Tuesday to Bethlehem to visit with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. Yet the absence of any public reference to the kingdom's treatment of women and political opponents during his two-day visit was still jarring, particularly when contrasted with his affectionate embrace of the royal family. He toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. The Trump administration drew the ire of some Israelis this week when officials declined to state that the Western Wall was part of Israel, as has been USA policy. His daughter and wife, Ivanka and Melania Trump, did not wear headscarves during the trip. The president and Kushner visited one side, while the first daughter and first lady visited a portion of the site reserved for women.

The visit raised questions about whether the USA would indicate the site is Israeli territory.

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"The wall is part of Jerusalem", he said, declaring only an undeniable fact accepted by all sides.

"Doing more of the past failed policies will not bring different results", Ayloush said. -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific" while attempting to dismiss concerns that the incident violated a confidentiality agreement.

"Trump's first overseas trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel is, therefore, not primarily about fighting terrorism but part of his plan to reinvigorate the U.S. position in the Middle East, which is still the crux of USA foreign policy, particularly as it is a potential choke point for China's Belt and Road Initiative".

Soon after Trump embarked on his trip on Friday, he was hit with more accusations that, with Comey's firing on May 9, he was trying to squelch a federal investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation past year.

The President also hit out at Iran, accusing Tehran of "fuelling the fires of sectarian conflict". He has taken a tougher line on settlements than Israeli officials had expected, urging restraint though not calling for a full halt to construction.

"Trump, in his address at the Riyadh Summit, repeatedly slammed Iran claiming that it funds arms, trains militias that spread destruction and chaos" and pointed to Iran's support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad as he committed "unspeakable crimes".

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