Loading articles...

Trump seeks "coalition of nations" in Middle East

Last Updated May 21, 2017 at 8:43 am PDT

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NEWS 1130) – President Donald Trump says the US seeks a “coalition of nations” in the Middle East with the aim of “stamping out extremism.”

In his address to the Arab-Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Trump is vowing to “strengthen America’s oldest friendships, and to seek new partners in pursuit of peace.”

Trump promised “that America will not seek to impose our way of life on others, but to outstretch our hands in the spirit cooperation and trust.”

He says the fight against terrorism is not a battle between different faiths, but between “good and evil”.

King Salman of Saudi Arabia says he is committed to stamping out the Islamic State group and other terrorist organizations.

Salman was speaking at a gathering of the leaders of more than 50 majority-Muslim countries attending the summit.

He says that “we all, peoples and countries, reject in every language and in every form damaging the relations of Muslim countries with friendly countries and profiling countries based on a religious or sectarian basis.”

He’s also railing against Iran, calling the country “the spearhead of global terrorism.”