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president will stand up say there is a crisis of islamic extremism. >> a speech we've been waiting for, for a long time, now we toss it over to maria bartiromo. >> good morning we're waiting markey moment of president trump's visit to saudi arabia, to call to nations to unite, destroy terrorism. good morning, i am maria bartiromo. this "sunday morning futures," you are looking right now at live pictures in riyadh, saudi arabia. saudi king hosting leaders from 50 muslim majority countries, president to speak any minute now. we'll take you there live. the speech is to focus on condemning violent in the name of religion. express america's shared values
in the world to finding a path to peace. joining me now director james wolsey . >> this is afternoo important p, speech, it marks a high point in beginning to turn the sunni world away from terrorism and indirect support of it. and also begins to mark our moving to working closely with the sunnis and not what president obama had embarked upon, which was essentially a partnership with iran. maria: white house hopes this is the beginning of a new chapter between the middle east and u.s., can president trump's message resonate given if has not in last nate years? >> i think -- last 8 years? >> i think it will, if he plays it straight, and does not veer off. he has an excellent team to help
him with this. i think it could go well. i am optimistic about it, for the first time in a long time. maria: the speech is expected to try to rid the region and the world of terrorism. bringing it u muslim countries o execute that. who is important in that? >> this is a conflict between saudi and sunnis, over simplifies it. and iran and shia on the other side. not all shia have signed on to helping iran. but iran is the core of the sponsor ship of terrorism. the major terrorist state in the world. i think that we have a chance now of seeing some change back to the world before 1979 that we had in saudi arabia. where we got along really quite well with them. the seizure of the great mosque
in mecca in '79 and the over throw of the shaw, created a situation where the saudis and other sunnis were worried about a shiite domination and power. that is starting to look like we might be able to begin to work back from it. it would be wonderful to have this counterterrorism center for example, co-chaired by the saudis and us in riyadh.
maria: the nations of the region have a vital interest in confronting terrorism, whether it be isis, hezbollah, al qaeda, this danger threatens all civilized people across the world it feels like this president and king of saudi arabia, have already developed a repore. what is your take on that. they are getting along well, key thing forget along well with king successor, whoever it may be. i think there is also, really a
change in attitude. la puentlap it was like visitinn there was casual with respect to glass of wine, and music and so >> that changed in 1978. and with what had was happening, not only in with the shaw saw, but also takeover of the great mosque in mecca with saudis had to turn to the french to save the great mosque, that was humiliating for them. they forged an alliance with the
wahhabis. and hard-line side of the sunni islam. and it has been there. each year there is a little more flectbility. now we'll see some of the fundamental changes takin taking place, not real fast. but i think you will see a different saudi arabia in a decade or two. maria: interesting to see president trump delivering a speech on muslim terrorism. here, there is a release, we'll make decisions based on real world outcomes, guided by lessons of experience, and not the confines of rigid thinking, where ever possible we'll we
gradual reform. >> he also said this is a contest between good and evil. that puts it right up front. this a struggle involving, in one way or another, three of the world's great rel religions. people's beliefs are heavily influenced in the muslim world by their religious views. i hope from those of us from outside to see fundamental changes in the violent side of islam, does not mean all are violent. all catholics were not part of the. >> if the wahhabi connection is
beginning to be broken and the the saudis are turning to a sense of moderation and balance, it changes a lot. maria: what do the saudis want, they are treating president trump with royalty and a lot of pomp and circumstance. they are upset about the u.s.'s deal with iran, number one. >> they should be, it is the worst deal that united states ever sought in international affairs, i don't think there is a chance it will keep iranians from getting nuclear weapons. probably soon. the saudis are right on this. and obama administration i think was dead wrong. maria: which is why they are happy to have president trump there with perhaps a different outlook on the middle east, and in particular, with iran. >> yes, i think it could begin
to change all of that. 50 countries here, this is not through o 3 or 4, that is important. and positive development. maria: president is sitting down now. with the president of saudi arabia, in royal court in riyadh, we're awaiting the president to begin his remarks, white house has released portions of the speech. this is a speech in hoping to empower the gcc, gulf cooperation countries, to be part of the effort to stomp out terrorism. president with much of the cabinet there, rex tillerson, wilbur roth, jared kushner and irivanka trump, as president was to deliver his remarks.
the president will get an introduction from kin king salm. >> i think the thing to watch for is whether the king or any of the saudis address this least in part in a moral dimension. the president by saying this is a contest between good and evil has put this up as a moral question. not just a tactical question of how best to fight terrorism. if you see any reflection of that coming from the saudi side, it is big. maria: bring in new york republican congressman peter king, he is joining us now. to further preview the president. we'll take you there live as soon as king salman introduces
the president, peter, how important is this speech? >> it is vital, this is important to show the world that president trump is a world leader. he started out last month with key abdullah of jordan, and al sisi of egypt. to have these countries here coming together today to listen to him, stand united against islamist radicalism terrorism. this will turn so much of wrong possiblies of obama administration. i am you sure jim agrees. president obama divided us from jordan and egypt. with president trump now we'll stan united. he is going into israel. he is being vilified by american media here. he is uniting large segments of the muslim world, against isis,
which president obama called the jv just a few years ago. this is a major moment. maria: jim wolsey said that the iran deal is perhaps worst deal that united states has done. that i is an issue that middle eastern country, had that problem with president obama that deal. >> the deal itself and the signal that the president was sending that he was bringing iran into this community of nations, treating them more equally than our allies. it was that sent shockwaves to middle east, this goes to syria, the way that president backed away from the red line commitment. basically inviting the russians to the middle east, you have
sunni nations and the israelis you know president trump is forging an alliance, this is unique this many sunni nations with the president, then president going to israel without skipping a beat, a tremendous show of diplomacy, i believe by the president. whether he gets acknowledged here in american media is a different story. maria: quite extraordinary. >> yes, the trip to israel, immediately hereafter, i wish he was going to move the capitol. maria: this senses a message from saudi arabia to israel. >> it helps. what he will say, will help. and his general popularity with israeli leadership, and much of the political system, i think
helps. it's a striking time, a lot going on, a lot. maria: the think is of the muslim brotherhood many people wounder if muslim brotherhood should be called out as a terrorist organization? >> i think we can wait on that. it is -- our elements of muslim brotherhood that we may be able to deal with. i would let that stand. but we can't be kidding ourselves, many aspects of the muslim brotherhood are terroristic. i leave that with secretary of state, and i would not rule it out. >> i bring it up, because, a lot of people wonder why the muslim brotherhood has such influence in washington. >> like communist in early part of 20th country. some are submersive and others
violent revolutionaries. that was found out in different ways as the century went on. but one can't just let the muslim brotherhood get by with saying, i'm not true violent so leave me alone. there is no than one way to support terrible things happen in u.s. so i agree with congressman king, this is a complicated problem. not black and white. it is more complicated. i do think this we we have to be on the alert. there are a number of steps we should take to deal with muslim brotherhood even today. maria: i believe you are saying this is the beginning. >> a start, it is a new
beginning. this is a new beginning for american policy in the middle east. united states and sunni allies and israelis and muslim antiterror forces standing as well. for the president called antimuslim and everything else, this is a wonderful moment. maria: we'll take a pause for a moment to let our fox stations join us. this is knock fus fox news covef president trump's overseas trip, i am maria bartiromo in new york. president's second day in saudi arabia, it may be one of the most important of the presidency so far, mr. trump to set a speech on fighting terrorism. white house has released some parts of the speech already, we're told that president will
try to paint this as a battle between good and evil, king salman of saudi arabia is now introducing the president. >> also signifies that our arab and muslim countries are gathering today. and whose number is 55, and population exceeds one and a half billion people, our important partners in fighting the forces of extremism and terrorism, and achieving world stability and peace. his excellency has many hopes for cooperation with the arab and muslim worlds as. as we thank his excellency, appreciate his attending and participating at the summit. we will fight to confirm our
pleasure and appreciation for his choosing the country, kingdom of saudi arabia, and the summit for your first foreign trip, expressing interest. at the same time, we confirm that we share with his excellencey noble feelings of cooperation, to reject extremism, fighting all forms of terrorism, financing, propagation, dry up its sources in confrontin confronting this t poses a danger to all of humanity. we are gathering here today had at the summit.
taking steps to realize a true partnership with the friendly united states. in a way that serves our common interest, and contributes to achieving security, peace and development for all of humanity. this is what your confirms. our responsibility to god, our peoples, and towards the world is to stand united to fight the forces of evil and extremism, whatever their sources are. and response to the dictates of our religion, islam was and will always bees religion of mercy, tolerance and coexistance as conformed by a brilliant person.
among followers of religions and cultures, however we see today that some presume muslims seek to present a distorted picture that seeks to contemplate the great religion with violen viol. everywhere, that one of the most important goals of summit is protects life, and that there is no honor in committing murder, islam is the religion of peace and tolerance, and urges its followers -- considers killing an innocent soul tantamount to
killing all of humanity, our ways to achieve the goals, and lasting life in heaven on is promote which are based on peace, moderation and refraining from destroying and corrupting earth. we all reject and every language and denounce in every form damaging the religions of country and profiling people and countries on religious or sectarian basis. the products of attempts to t et islam as a cover for political purposes to blame hatred, extremism, and terrorism.
and as iranian regime and groups and organizations try to do such as hi his -- hezbollah and hout. the iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism since the revolution until now. we've been in this country for 300 years and known no terrorism or extremism until the revolution began in 1979. iran has turned down all will go neighborly ness initiative, offered by our nation with goodwill, it responded with criminal practices interference of other country violating principles of national
law. iranian regime thought our silence was weakness, and your wisdom was retreat until we had enough of its practices and interference as witnessed in yemen and other countries in the region, we assert, the report and appreciation for the iranian people, we do not hold people responsibility responsible for the reacts of their regime. saudi arabia has long suffered from terrorism and been target for it. and forral muslims, terrorist ideology seeks to achieve.
we have succeeded in confronting terrorist action, foiling many terrorist attempts, we have also helped our brothers and friends around the world to avoid plots targeting their security and stability, dear brothers and friends, in our continued efforts in confronting terrorism, the gcc states conclude today historic agreement with the united states of america to adopt measures to target financing terrorism by establishing a center in riyadh, to target terrorism financing. we look forward to more country joining the center in the future as it agreement will be a model
to follow based on our existing efforts in this regard. i confirm on behalf of my brothers, the attending leaders that we will be firm in prosecuting anyone who finances or supports terrorism in any shape or form and bring him to justice. mr. president, dear brothers and friends, and our continued war on terrorism we confirm our resolve to eradicate dash and other terrorist organizations. that was the reasons we all formed the islamic military alliance to fight terrorism,
which was a pioneering step to curb te terrorism. terrorism and the result of extremism, in light of the need to confront terrorism we declare today launching a global center for combatting extremist ideology that aims too terminate the principles of tolerance, and attempts to deceive the young. and refute the frail claims of terrorists by cooperating with peace loves nations and international organizations. is the success. this is what saudi visions
embodied in all its aspects. enabling women, diversifies the economy, and improving the education. kingdom of saudi arabia supports and encourages every effort at aims at accomplishing sustainable developments. we emphasis that achieving peace between the palestinians and the israelis is a just and crucial demand that requires shared sacrifice, and determination for the benefit of all. the international community should intent fi its efforts to resolve the syrian crisis. but shield coff sovereignty. the hope ofs our people are hu
huge. but the resolve, and care, will enable us to face the duties with will and purpose and we're committed to development as a strategy calls to confront extremism. and terrorism and provide a prosperous life, may god help us achieve what is good for our people. god bless you . >> of the united states of
america. mr. donald trump. the floor is yours, sir. >> thank you. i would like to thank king salman for his extraordinary words and magnificent king dam of saudkingdom ofsaudi arabia fs summit. i am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. i have always heard about the splendor of our country and kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandure of that remarkable place, and incredible
hospitality you have shown us from the moment we've arrived. you also hosted me in the treasured home of king abdul-aziz. the founder of "the kingdom" who united your great people. working alongside of another beloved leader, american president franklin roosevelt. king abdulla abdul abdul-aziz be partnership between your two countries, king salman, your father would be very, very proud to so that you are continuing his legacy. and just as he opened the first chapter of our partnership, today we begin a new chapter that will bring lasting benefits
to all of our citizens. let me now also extend my deep and heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of the distinguished heads of state who made this journey here today. you greatly honor us with your presence and i send the warmest regards from my country to yours. thank you. i know that our time together will bring many blessings to both your people and to mine. i stan before you as a representative of the american people to deliver a message of friendship and hope and love. that is why i chose to make my first foreign visit a trip to the heart of muslim world.
to the nation that serves as custodians of the two holiest citsites in the islamic faith. in my inaugural address to american people, i pledged to strengthen america's oldest friendship and rebuild new partnerships in pursuit of peace. and that america will not seek to impose our way of life on others, but to out stretch our hands in the spirit of cooperation and trust. our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity. in this region and all throughout the world. our goal is a coalition of nations that share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to god.
and so this historic and unprecedented gathers of leaders, unique in the history of nations, is a symbol to the world of our shares resolve in our military that will protect the safety of our people and enhances security of our wonderful friends and allies. many of whom are here today. bonds of friendship, security, culture, and commerce, for americans, this is a very exciting time. a new spirit of optimism is sweep our country. in just a few months we have created over a million new jobs lifted burdens on american industry, and made record
investments in our military that will protect the safety of our people and enhance the security of our wonderful friends and allies. many of whom are here today. now there is even more blessed news that i am pleased to share with you. my meetings with king salman. the crown prince and deputy crown prince have been filled with great warmth, goodwill and tremendous cooperation. yesterday we signed historic agreements with "the kingdom" that will invest almost $400 billion in our countries and create many hundreds of thousands of jobs in america and sasaudi arabia, this including
announcement of $110 billion saudi-funded defense purchase, we'll be sure to help our saudi friends to get a good deal from our great american defense companies. the greatest anywhere in the world. this agreement will help the saudi military to take a far greater role in security and operations having to do with security. we've also started discussions with many of the countries present today on strengthening partnerships and forming new ones to advance security and sta stability across the middle east and far beyond. later today we'll make history with opening of the new global center for combatting extremist ideology, located right here in
the central part of thetic islac world, this represents a clear declaration that muslim majority countries, must take the lead in combatting radicalization -- i want to expression our attitude to king salman for his strong demonstration and his absolutely incredible and powerful leadership. i have had the pleasure of welcoming several of the leaders present today to the white house. and i look forward to working with all of you. america is a sovereign nation. and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. we're not here to lecture. we're not here to tell other people how to live. what to do. who to be. or how to worship.
instead we're here to offer partnership based to shared interest and values, to pursue. here in this summit. above all, we must be united in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other considering to meet mystery as great test, to concur extremism, to vanquish the forces that ter terrorism brings with it. young muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up free from fear, safe from violence and innocent of hatred. when young muslim men and women should haves chance to build a new era of prosperity for themselves, it has to be done.
we have to let them do it. we with god's help this summit the mark the beginning of the end for those who practice terror and spread. at the same time we pray the special go ther there gatheringy be remembered as the beginning of peace in the middle east, and maybe all over the world. this future can only be, chiefed through defeating terrorism. few nations have been spared the violent reach of te terrorism, america has suffered repeated barbaric attacks froms atrocities of september 11 to the devastation of the boston bombings, to the horrible chillingkillings and san bernard
orlando. the nations of europe have also endured unspeakable horror, so too have the nations of africa, and south america india, russia, china, and australia, have all been victims. but in sheer numbers, deadliest toll has beeni on innocent peope of arab, muslim and middle eastern nations. they have borne the brunt of the killings. some estimates told more than 95% was the victims of terrorism are themselves muslim. we now face humanitarian and security disaster in this region, that is spreading across the planet. it is a tragedy of epic
proportions. no description of the suffering, can begin to capture its full measure. if you look at what is shaping al qaeda, hezbollah, hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in number of dead, also must be counted in generations of vanished dreams. the middle east is rich with nature rally beauty, vibrant cultures and massive amounts of historic pressures -- treasures. this region should not be a place from from refugees flee but to which ne newcomers
flock. saudi arabia is home to one of the holiest sites to one of the world's great faiths. muslims take part in th in the a jackson. ha. >> hajj, egypt is a thriving center of learning and achievement thousands of years over other parts of the world. the wonders of luxor, and alex andrea are proud monuments to that ancient heritage, all over the world people dream of walking through the ruins of petra in jordan. iraq wassed cradle of civiliation, and the land of natural beauty, and the united
arab emirates has reached incredible heights with glass and steel, and turned earth and water into spectacular works of art. the region is at the center of the key shipping lanes of the suez canal, the red sea and the straights of hormuz. the potential of region has never been greater, 65 percent of its population is under the age of 30, like all young men and women, they seek great futures to build, great national projects to join, and a place for their families, to call home. but this untapped potential. held at bay by bloodshed and
terror, there can be no coexistence with this violence, there can be no tolerating it no accepting it no executing it, and no ignoring it. every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of god, it should be an insult to every person of faith. terrorists do not worship god, they worship death. if we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen, and what will be the end result. terrorism devastation of life, will continue to spread. peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered.
if we do not stand in uniform condep natiocondemnation. we will be judged by god. this is not about a battle between different faiths, sects or civiliation, this say battle between barbaric criminals who seek to be o obliterated human e and decent people all in the name of religion. people that want to protect life and that want to protect their relingon. religion o. this asthis is a battle betweend and evil. we see no signs that those murdered were jewish orzition,
christian, shia or sunni. we cannot see faith or sect or tribe was the victims, we see only they were children of god whose deaths are an insult to all that is holy. we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong. and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden. teterrorism has spread across te world, but the path to peace begins right here on this ancient soil in this sacred land. america is prepared to stand with you. in pursuit of shared interest and common security. but the nations of the middle east cannot wait for the american people to crush to
enemy for them, the nations of middle east have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, their country, and for their families and children. it is a choice between two futures, a choice america cannot make for you, a better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorism and -- extremisms, drive them out of your places of worship, drive them out of your community, drive them out of your holyland, and drive them out of this earth. for our part, america is committed to adjust our strategies to meet evolving threats, we will discard the
strategies that have not worked and apply new approaches informed by experience, talents and judgment. we're adopting a princ principle realism, rooted in shared value, shared interests and common sense. our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. we will make decisions based on real world outcome, not inflectioninnotconfines of rigi, wherever possible we'll seek gradual reforms not sudden intervention, we must seek
partnepatnot perfect to make alf all who sharure goals, above all, america seeks peace not war. us imuslim nations must be wille to take on to defeat terrorism. first task in this joint effort is for your nations to deny all territory to foot soldiers of evil, every country in the region has a duty to ensure that terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil. many of lawyer making significant contributions to regional security. jordanian pilots are crucial partners against isis in syria and iraq. saudi arabia and a regional coalition have taken strong
action against militants in yemen. the lebanese army is hunting isis operatives try to to infiltrate their territory. and troops are supporting our afghan partners, and supporting them strongly. in mosul, american troops are supporting kurds, sunnis, and shias fighting together for their homeland. qatar which hosts u.s. central command is a crucial strategic partner. our longstanding partnership witkuwait and bahrain continue o enhance security in region. our courageous afghan soldiers,
fights again taliban. as we deny terrorist organization control of territory and population we must also strip them of their access to funds. we must cut off the financial channels that lettuc let, isis l oil, let extremist pay their fighters, and terrorists smuggle their reinforcement. i am proud to announce that i am proud to announce that nations here today will be signing an agreement to prevent the financing of terrorist, called financial terrorist targeting center. coy chaired by united states and saudi arabia. and joined by every member of the gulf cooperation counsel. it and i historic stip in a day that will be long remembered, i also applaud the gulf
cooperation council for blocking funders from using their countries as a financial base for terror. and for designating hezbollah as a terrorist ong oanization saudi arabia also joined thus week in placing sanctions on one of the most senior leaders of hezbollah. there is still much work to be done. that means confronting the crisis of islamic extremism and islamic terror of all kinds. we must stop what they are doing to inspire. they do nothing to inspire but kill. and we are having a very profound affect if you look at what is happened w happen emplod
recently, it means standing it against persecution of jews and caughter of christians, religion leaders must make this clear. ba.if you choose the paths of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief. and your soul will be fully condemned. and political leaders must speak out to aut many nations here today have taken important steps to raise up there message. saudi arabia's vision for 2030 is an important and encourages
statement of tolerance, respect, empowering women and economic development. the usunited arab emirate has ed in battle for heart and soul, countering on-line spread of hate. bahrain is working tocounndermie recruitment and radicalism. i also applaud jordan, turkey and lebanon for their role in hosting refugees. the surge of migrants and refugees living and just living so poorlhoo that they are forced to leave the middle east. depletes and economies. instead of depriving this region of so much human potential, middle eastern countries have give young people hope for a brighter future in their home
nations and regions. that means, promoting. the aspirations and dreams of all citizens who seek a better life, including women, children and followers of all faiths. numerous arab and i camic scholars have ang oued that protecting equality strengthens arab an muslim communities. lives side by side, we must practice tolerance and respect for each other. make should region a place where every man and woman no matter their faith, or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope. in that spirit, after concluding
that we're at today, riyadh, which i have gotten to know so well in so short a time. i will travel to je jerusalem,,f they can join in top cooperation, then peace in this wo. the d is possible, incationsding peace between israelis and palestinians. i will be meeting with both israeli prime minister netanfthu and palestinian president abbas. starving terrorists of their territorhoo of their funding, ad false allure of the craven ideology will be the basis for
easily defeating them. but no discussion of stamping out this threat would be cot iflete without mentioning te government that gives terrorists safe harbor, financial backing and social standing needed for recruitment. a regime that is responsible for so much instability in that region. i am speaking of iran. from lebanon to iraq to yemen. iran funds arms, and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction across the region. for decades iran has fueled fires of sectorrian conflict and terror, i goverstament that spes openly of mass murder, vowing
the destrndition of ice iael, dh to america, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this very room. among iran's most tragic and destabilizing interventions, have you seen it in syria. bolstered by iran assad has committed unspeak able crimes, and united states los angeles hn response withcounse of banned chemical weapon by the assad regime. launching 59 missiles, at the derian airbase, from where that attack originated,. responsible nations must work together to end the humanitarian crisis in syria. eradicate isis and restore stability to the region, as quickly as possible.
the iranian reje regime longest suut people. the people of iran have endured heart ship and despair through their leaders reckless pursuit of conflict and terror. until the regime is willing to be a partner are in peace, all nations of must work to isolate, delead it. funding for terrorism, cannot do it. and pray for the day when the iranian pumple have the just and righteous government they so richly deserve. the decisions we make will affect countless lives. king salman, i thank you for the creation of this great moment in history. and for your massive investments in ameri