Melania Trump praised the "empowerment of women" during Saudi visit

Melania Trump praised the

Melania Trump praised the "empowerment of women" during Saudi visit

During a speech in Riyadh on Sunday in which he urged Arab and Islamic leaders to do their share to defeat Islamist militants, Trump referred to "Islamic extremism", although advance excerpts had him saying "Islamist extremism".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that President Trump will not apologize to Israeli officials for sharing highly classified intelligence about ISIS to the Russians.

The idea of a fund providing microfinance to women in underdeveloped countries was floated by president Donald Trump's daughter and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a conference in Berlin last month. 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.

"This is really a stunning achievement". USA officials in recent years have said that they believe the Gulf states have cracked down and virtually eliminated money coming from governments in the region. But obstacles have emerged that may complicate the relationship between the White House and the Israel.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus joined for some of the meetings, while Jason Greenblatt, who advises Trump on Israel and is a former executive at the Trump Organization, joined the president in his meeting with Sissi. "It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room".

Trump is then going to spend a little over a day in the country, and visit sites such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepluchre and the Yad Vashem Museum. "American officials should know that whenever we need to technically test a missile, we will do so and will not wait for their permission", Rouhani said, repeating Iran's commonly expressed stance on the programme.

Iran's economy has slowly recovered since the lifting of sanctions previous year but deals with Western investors are few and far between as foreign investors are cautious about trading with or investing in Iran, fearing penalties from remaining unilateral United States sanctions. "And for us that means jobs and it also means, frankly, great security back here, which we want".

Trump's address was the centerpiece of his visit to Riyadh, which started on Saturday with the announcement of billions of dollars in trade deals with Saudi Arabia and continued Sunday with the speech and meetings with Arab leaders.

Melania Trump praised the
Melania Trump praised the "empowerment of women" during Saudi visit

"Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran?"

While Israeli officials cheered Mr Trump's election, some are now wary of the tougher line he has taken on settlements: urging restraint but not calling for a full halt to construction. Trump has also retreated from a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, bending to the same diplomatic and security concerns as other presidents who have made similar promises. He did not elaborate and it is not clear how big the plan is.

Another point of contention came when the White House released a video that showed a map of Israel with pre-1967 war borders, excluding the area of the Golan Heights from Israeli territory.

Israel considers the entire city to be its capital.

The controversies around Trump's visit underscore a larger shift in how some Israel officials are viewing the new USA president.

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Gulf Arab states expressed support for the deal, but also fears that the lifting of sanctions would enable Tehran to pursue destabilising policies in the Middle East.

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