King Salman: Trump's Visit to Saudi Arabia a 'Turning Point'
May 27 2017 by Joanne Wise
Social media users mused that the image, in which Trump touches a globe with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, resembled a scene where villains enact their master plan. President Trump also sought to make it clear that the U.S.is not at war with Islam.
The view from Iran - captured in one way or another in all of the country's main news media on Monday - is that President Trump was in Saudi Arabia primarily as a sales representative for American arms manufacturers.
"The U.S. leaders should know that whenever we need a missile test because of a technical aspect, we will test", he said.
Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE's ambassador to the USA, said the financial pledge from his country reflects "our commitment to empowering women in our region and builds on the progress we have made in our country, where women play a role in every segment of society".
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"There is still much work to be done", Trump said.
Trump's visit Monday was laden with religious symbolism.
U.S. President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will attempt a reset on Sunday with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on the campaign trail past year and trying to ban many from the United States.
Trump also called for isolation of Iran for funding terrorists, drawing sharp criticism from Tehran.
Over two days, Trump is to meet separately with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and visit holy sites. The demonstrations are meant to draw attention to a month-long hunger strike by hundreds of prisoners being held by Israel and to protest what many Palestinians say is unfair US support for Israel.
Mr Netanyahu and his wife Sara, as well as President Reuven Rivlin and members of the Israeli cabinet, were at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport to greet Mr Trump and first lady Melania in a red carpet ceremony after what is believed to have been the first direct flight from Riyadh to Israel. "Nice seeing an American President standing strong on the world stage rather than apologizing for us", he said in a tweet.