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Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

The kingdom also approved 23 foreign investment export licenses with USA companies, bringing the total amount of investments to $350 billion over 10 years. The White House badly bungled the president's stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the federal investigation into possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

"Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs- I would like to thank all of the people of Saudi Arabia", said President Trump. He will then travel to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, after that he will meet with allies at a NATO Summit in Brussels and then Sicily for the G7 summit. The medal is considered to be one of the nation's highest honors.

According to the White House, this deal will bolster security "in the face of Iranian threats" and the "package demonstrates the US' commitment to partnership with Saudi Arabia, while also expanding opportunities for American companies in the region".

The $55 billion in agreements announced separately from the behemoth arms deal includes a $6 billion deal for Lockheed Martin to build 150 Blackhawk helicopters in Saudi Arabia, helping the kingdom develop its defense industry, which is a key component of the country's 2030 Vision plan.

Accompanying her husband on his first worldwide trip, U.S. first lady Melania Trump stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and trousers to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens. A military brass band played, and a fighter jet flew overhead, highlighting the importance of the visit.

GE also reached a $15 billion deal to work with the Saudi kingdom on a range of projects aimed at improving the country's power grid and energy capabilities.




The president was trailed on the trip by a large number of advisers, including Tillerson, chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Kushner, the husband of Trump's daughter, Ivanka, also a White House staffer, are part of the US delegation.

The Saudis' warn welcome appeared to lift the spirits of Trump's beleaguered staff, ensnared in a seemingly endless cycle of negative stories involving Comey's firing and the intensifying Russian Federation investigations.

The traditional men's sword dance is known as the "ardah".

The Arab Islamic American summit will be held at King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre on Sunday in Riyadh.

Trump will also travel to Israel, have an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, and attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and the Group of 7 meeting in Sicily. The president was to give the signature speech of his trip, an address that aides view as counter to Obama's 2009 speech in Egypt to the Muslim world.

It also abandons some of the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric that defined Trump's presidential campaign and does not contain the words "radical Islamic terror", a phrase Trump repeatedly criticized Hillary Clinton for not using during last year's campaign.


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