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Saudi King Salman, U.S President Trump vowed cooperation to halt extremism and terrorism

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(Riyadh-AlummahWorld-Sha'ban27,1438H) Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and US President Donald Trump during key address at the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh on Sunday urged cooperation between the Muslim world and the US in order to halt terrorism and extremism in the world.

“We will cooperate in ending terrorism and extremism in all its shapes and forms,” the Saudi King said, “Islam was and will continue to be a religion of tolerance and peace.”

Trump said he was “honored to be received by such gracious hosts, King Salman, continuing King Abdulaziz’s legacy.” 

“I bring the message of love from the US - that is why I chose Saudi Arabia for the first foreign trip. US vision is one of peace, security and prosperity in the Middle East region and throughout the world.”

“This special gathering may be the beginning of peace in the Middle East and maybe all over the world. We are not here to lecture. We are here to offer partnership, to pursue a better future for us all.”

“Most of the world has suffered from horrific terrorist attacks, but not more than the Arab world. This isn't a battle between different faiths, sects, or civilizations... but with barbaric criminals.”

"Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes – not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms – not sudden intervention, Trump said. 

Trump said that the “Iranian regime is responsible for so much instability in the region,” and that it “funds arms, trains militias that spread destruction and chaos.”

The Saudi King announced a historic agreement with the US to track and target sources of terrorist financing.

King Salman also spoke of how “the Iranian regime has spearheaded terrorism since Khomenei’s revolution.”

Iran’s ruling powers represent the “tip of the spear” of global terrorism, Saudi King Salman said in a speech on Sunday during a visit of US President Donald Trump to the kingdom.

“Our responsibility before God and our people and the whole world is to stand united to fight the forces of evil and extremism wherever they are ... The Iranian regime represents the tip of the spear of global terrorism.”

The king also said in a televised speech that Saudi Arabia would not be lenient in trying anyone who finances terrorism.

“We will never be lenient in trying anyone who finances terrorism, in any way or means, to the full force of the law.”

Trump called on all countries to work together to isolate Iran, accusing the Islamic republic of fueling “the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.”

“Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate it,” he said.

“Iran is responsible for so much instability in the region; it funds arms, trains militias that spread destruction and chaos.”

The Arab-Islamic-American Summit started in the Saudi capital Riyadh with more than with 50 leaders from the Muslim world participating.

King Salman on Sunday tweeted that the upcoming Arab-Islamic-American Summit hosting Trump would cement a global anti-terror alliance.

“I welcome my brethren and friends to the Arab-Islamic-American Summit, which will bring positive horizons for our region and the world, we will cement our alliance against extremism and terrorism,” the king tweeted following a meeting between Trump and Gulf leaders which aimed at addressing security and defense issues.