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Saudi, UAE pledge $100 mln to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

During a 2014 trip to Riyadh, Obama met with a Saudi woman who spread awareness of domestic violence in her country and presented her with the State Department's International Women of Courage award.

The House of Saud chafed under pressure from the Obama administration to respect human rights. It has nothing to do with country. 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.

Trump on Saturday attended a signing ceremony Saturday to cement a number of defense and business deals between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that United States and Saudi officials said were "in excess of $380 billion".

"Iran - fresh from real elections - attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation".

However, Melania and Ivanka are not the only women, who did not cover their hair upon arrival in the conservative Islamic kingdom, as former US state secretary Hillary Clinton, former first lady Laura Bush, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had also not covered their hair in Saudi Arabia.

The tweet is the first reaction from Iranian side on President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia and comes after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected to a second term on Saturday.

When women from Western nations visit Saudi Arabia, they typically forgo a head covering.

"That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds", he said in his speech.

"There is still much work to be done".

The advance excerpts of the speech had him saying "Islamist extremism".

He appealed to Muslim nations to ensure that "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil" and announced an agreement with Gulf countries to fight financing for extremists.

"Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship".

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"Nothing helps you learn and understand people better than coming to their homes, where they live and seeing them face to face, seeing their families, and seeing their communities", Tillerson said.

Indeed, Mr Trump and Mr Salman were in agreement on the threat Iran poses to the region when they addressed their fellow leaders: Mr Trump accused Iran of "destruction and chaos" and the king said its rival "has been the spearhead of global terrorism". The groups the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001, attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims, and enemies of Iran.

The normally austere kingdom has put on a major display for the visit, with the streets of Riyadh lined with US and Saudi flags and billboards featuring Trump and King Salman.

Washington is leading a coalition battling IS, a Sunni Muslim jihadist organisation, in Syria and Iraq, and Trump said he would hold a press conference "in about two weeks" on how the United States is faring in the battle.

In some ways, Trump delivered a conventional speech for an American politician.

Trump is the first USA president to choose a Muslim-majority nation for his first stop overseas, and his aides have said the decision was meant to rebut notions that Trump is anti-Muslim.

Trump received a warm welcome from Arab leaders, who set aside his campaign rhetoric and focused on his desire to crack down on Iran's influence in the region, a commitment they found wanting in Obama.

First Lady Melania Trump has visited an worldwide school in Saudia Arabia, spending time with young students.

Trump signed deals worth almost $400 billion.

Among the agreements was an arms deal worth nearly $110 billion with Saudi Arabia, described as the largest in U.S. history.

Before the speech, Trump held individual meetings with leaders of several nations, including Egypt and Qatar.

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