Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Trump´s Saudi summit was ´show with no value´: Iranian President


Rouhani also referenced the US government's just-announced $480 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, asking: "Are Americans ready to trade blood they gave in 9/11 in exchange for billions?"

"[Terrorists] do not worship God, they worship death", he told leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority nations.

Leaders of dozens of Muslim nations listen to President Trump speak about peace and driving terrorists out of their countries in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, May 21, 2017. "I think it would be a historic mistake for us to walk away from that".

That's the extent of the good news about the president's hectoring, smug speech, in which he exhorted Muslims to smash the radicals in their midst, to "DRIVE THEM OUT OF YOUR COMMUNITIES" and then, puzzlingly, to also "DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH", something that does not make any literal sense, seems kind of redundant, and presumably must be undertaken in hot pursuit across state borders.

"We welcome President Trump's recognition of Islam as 'one of the world's great faiths, ' but that recognition does not wipe out years of well-documented anti-Islam animus", Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in a statement.

This marked a shift from the position of former US President Barack Obama, who often raised concerns over civil liberties with America's Arab allies.

Pay up the Saudis did, agreeing to funnel $110 billion into the US arms industry, so that future payloads might be directed by the Saudis at Yemeni civilians and perhaps at Iran directly instead of by proxy. He said the country offers "safe harbor" and "financial backing" of terrorist groups.

Israel's chief enemy in the Middle East - must also cease funding, training and supplying weapons to terrorist groups and militias.

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"The Iranian nation has made a decision to be powerful".

President Donald Trump, striking a defiant tone after days of political tumult, denies colluding with Russian Federation during his 2016 campaign.

Trump's comments preceeded his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the first by a sitting US president to one of Judaism's most holy sites.

"It's not that entrepreneurship isn't important, but you need serious political changes so that that the laws that restrict women from functioning in the work place are reversed", Beckerle said. Saudi Arabia immediately cut diplomatic ties and other Sunni Arab countries in the Gulf have taken a harder line on Iran since.

Saudi Arabia's military is leading a campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, and have routinely been accused of indiscriminate targeting by human rights organizations. The U.S. has provided support to the effort by refueling planes and providing intelligence.

A short time ago on CNBC, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared on CNBC to discuss the President's trip to Saudi Arabia. While King Salman appeared happy to greet the visitors, a Trump tweet from 2015 suggested he would be offended.

In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". The deal could potentially be worth more than $300 billion over the next 10 years and was negotiated by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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