Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia

Claudine Rigal
Juin 1, 2017

And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms - not sudden intervention. It was just one of a series of inflammatory statements about one of the world's major religions that included a call to surveille mosques and a proposal to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the U.S. I said she doesn't have the stamina. "It's a low bar I guess, but Islam here is included as part of a common civilizational front".

"Saudi Arabia has a key role to play in. defeating IS", Jim Phillips, senior Middle East research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told Xinhua.

There were also no undertones of lecturing that punctuated some of the speeches made by Barack Obama to Arab and Muslim leaders in the past.

Trump's speech marked a departure from his rhetoric on the campaign and in the Oval Office - at least, to a degree. Now, what will his base think about that?

Trump heaped praise on efforts of several Arab countries to combat militant groups and terrorism.

Netanyahu said that U.S.

The couple landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday - and yesterday, she visited a General Electric all-female service centre in the capital, where she stressed the "empowerment of women", The Independent has reported.

But later in his speech, Trump turned to harsh criticism of Iran.

"Islamist", meanwhile, refers to political movements that seek to implement Islamic law and theology, making it less objectionable to Muslims when paired with "terrorism", the idea goes. "Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists", militias and other extremist groups.

Trump's trip, in which he also is visiting Israel and Europe, gives him an opportunity to reset relations with the Muslim world.

Iran accused the US yesterday of spreading "Iranophobia" to encourage Arab states to purchase arms, state TV reported.

This means both American soldiers on the frontlines in Iraq and Syria, and Saudi and Arab Coalition troops in Yemen, are threatened by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's grand ambitions.

"And it will strike a degree of horror into (Shia-dominated) Iran". There was no mention also of civil liberties and human rights violations - and Arab leaders should feel relieved.

"But we need two willing parties", he said then.

But people on internet compared Trump with Lord of The Rings villain Saruman, who uses one of nine glowing orbs known as the Palantiri to communicate with Dark Sauron. Tillerson referred to the visit as "a moment in time" and suggested that the US would take a more active role in the future in brokering a deal if both sides make serious commitments.

The House of Saud chafed under pressure from the Obama administration to respect human rights.

Protesters have been arrested, beaten and killed by the Saudi government simply for expressing their dissent.

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