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Israeli Minister Expresses Concern Over US-Saudi Arms Deal

Israeli Minister Expresses Concern Over US-Saudi Arms Deal

President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran.

For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.

In his anticipated speech, he urged nations to engage in a fight between "good and evil", and to "drive them [terrorists] out", but also expressed hope that his speech could be the start of peace in the Middle East.

"However, the president should have demanded that Muslim leaders and religious leaders should likewise condemn and delegitimize these terrorist groups by name".

It was the second time in a week that the 35-year-old had stepped in to replace the President, after leading a White House meeting on human trafficking with members of Congress while her father was giving a commencement address for the US Coast Guard Academy.

In his words, it is not accidental that on the very day of Iran's election US president paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, one of Iran's enemy states.

The $110 billion USA arms deal inked with the Saudis, and Trump's eagerness to lock the Arabs and Israelis in a reciprocal counter terrorism embrace, has set off alarms. "I think they'll just tell us where to stand". "I mean, quite frankly, we're saving a lot of money by using this aircraft, which also flies faster, allows me to be more efficient, and we're going to destinations that, by and large, the media outlets have significant presence already, so we're not hiding from any coverage of what we're doing", he said. While agreement has eluded a series of administrations for decades, Trump declared it a task that would be "not as hard as people have thought over the years".

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Trump is seeking to ease concerns that his policies won't be as beneficial to Israel as once believed.

It would also include Patriot missiles and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which was recently deployed by the US in South Korea. Trump was referenced in both deal announcements.

Trump and his entourage touch down in Israel on Monday.

Saudi Arabia also routinely carries out executions by beheading, including some in public. Even the White House press corps making the trip on a separate plan from Riyadh to Tel Aviv had to make a technical stop in Cyprus before proceeding to Israel. Wearing black skull cap, he became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the most holy site at which Jews can pray. A senior administration official told Reuters last week that Trump remained committed to his campaign pledge to ultimately relocate the embassy but did not plan to announce such a move while on his trip.

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Boeing said that President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Arabian leaders took part in a signing ceremony that included Boeing products and services.

Palestinians, who viewed Trump's victory with some trepidation, are said to have been pleasantly surprised by Trump's openness during a recent meeting with Abbas in Washington. "The Iranian regime represents the tip of the spear of global terrorism", the king said.


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