Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

"The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries and for their children", he said.

"It's a choice between two futures and its a choice America can not make for you". During Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia, he accused Iran of funding terrorism. Drive them out of your communities. "We must practice tolerance and respect for each other once again-and make this region a place where every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope", he said.

"For many centuries the Middle East has been home to Christians, Muslims and Jews living side-by-side". "The efforts will be an effective partnership between the Islamic world and the West in general to combat terrorism". "But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land", Trump said.

"This landmark agreement includes the announcement of a $110 billion Saudi-funded defence purchase". At the same time, the U.S. Treasury Department on Sunday announced the creation of a Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), chaired by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

Trump's stance was later underlined by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a joint news conference with his Saudi counterpart.

In his speech, the president also put the blame on Iran for the "instability" happening in the region.

The king lauded the relationship and said it had led to "great stability in the region and prosperity". And, most importantly to the delight of Arab leaders, as the White House itself pointed out, Mr Trump was not soft on Iran.

"I also applaud Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees".

He highlighted that "in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll" of terrorist attacks "has been exacted on Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations".

While Trump promised that he was "not here to lecture" the Muslim world, his speech went beyond outreach.

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council posed for a photo with Trump before they walked into their meeting. However, during Sunday's speech, he criticized "Islamic extremism", "Islamists", and "Islamic terror", but stayed away from using his signature term.

Saudi Arabia formed the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in December 2015 headed by Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi King Salman on Monday described US President Donald Trump's visit to the Muslim kingdom in the Gulf as a "turning point" in relations between the two countries.

Related news:

Hot News

Oil languishes after OPEC fails to deepen supply cuts, Asia stocks retreat
Jun 04, 2017 - 06:25
In general, the oil supply remains high which has, and will, offset OPEC's output cut effort to an extent. US oil production C-OUT-T-EIA has risen more than 10 percent since mid-2016 to more than 9.3 million bpd.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marlins' Volquez throwing no-hitter through 7 versus Arizona
Jun 04, 2017 - 06:17
So was Yordano Ventura , the Kansas City pitcher who was killed in a vehicle crash in the Dominican Republic in January. Volquez needed just 98 pitches to complete his masterpiece, which is the first in major league baseball this season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill
Jun 03, 2017 - 05:35
Stefanik also tried to claim that Medicaid funding wasn't being cut; it was just being restructured. The House passed the AHCA with a 217-213 vote.

All so hard for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open
Jun 03, 2017 - 05:34
The world No. 6 will meet either Grigor Dimitrov or Pablo Carreno Busta for a spot in the quarterfinals. Basilashvili , 25, hit just five winners and committed 34 unforced errors in his 90-minute horror show.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US job growth slows; unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent
Jun 03, 2017 - 05:33
Job gains have averaged 121,000 over the last three months, a deceleration from an average of 181,000 over the last 12 months. A 0.2 per cent raise in the average hourly earnings was estimated for the month of May compared to 0.3 per cent in April.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Theresa May slammed for no-show in noisy and ill-tempered election debate
Jun 03, 2017 - 05:33
Mr Corbyn responded that Mrs May and other senior Conservatives had voted against anti-terror laws in 2005. She might be out there sizing up your house to pay for your social care.

Huma Abedin Files for Divorce
Jun 02, 2017 - 02:14
The divorce action, labeled "anonymous versus anonymous", was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Associated Press reported. Abedin, a top aide to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton , was not present at Friday's hearing.

US might return Eastern Shore compound to Russians
Jun 02, 2017 - 02:08
It's an open assumption that they use Capitol Hill and its public office buildings as a farming ground for potential recruits.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Clayton out at ESPN, but staying on Seattle radio
Jun 01, 2017 - 01:16
The Sporting News report notes that KIRO is owned by Bonneville International, and licenses the ESPN name. Credit to the Hall of Fame writer, as he went out thanking his former co-workers on his way out the door.

N.Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system
May 31, 2017 - 06:36
North Korea has attempted seven missile tests in 2017, including two recent tests in one week alone, keeping the world on edge. US President Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea showed "great disrespect" for longtime ally China with the test.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach National Basketball Association finals again
May 31, 2017 - 06:33
By the second half, about the only suspense laid in when James would break Michael Jordan's record for playoff points at 5,987. Love sees a confident team that is the defending National Basketball Association champions, as he told Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PS Plus June 2017 Lineup Reportedly Leaked By PlayStation Turkey
May 30, 2017 - 06:31
Now, Sony has announced that the 500GB PlayStation 3 , the last remaining model left in production , will cease in Japan. All the PlayStation Vita fans can still have access to Laser Disco Defenders and Type: Rider via the Cross-buy feature.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan for most playoff points in National Basketball Association history
May 30, 2017 - 06:25
According to ESPN Stats & Information, James will enter the Finals as an underdog for the sixth time in eight career appearances. Much more of that sort of that will likely follow over the next week, filling time before Golden State plays host to Game 1.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gujarat Board SSC Class 10th Result 2017
May 30, 2017 - 06:23
In 2016, almost 7,91,672 students appeared for Gujarat SSC Exam, out of which 5,27,113 students were able to qualify the exam. Click on the link and enter your details (roll number, d.o.b. etc) and enter, your results/marks will be displayed on screen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brush fire burning in Mandeville Canyon
May 29, 2017 - 09:07
Mandeville Canyon is located just northwest of the Getty Center, but it was unclear if the facility or any homes were threatened. The canyon was shut down at Sunset Boulevard to accommodate firefighting operations, LAFD officials said.