Traveling in the Middle East on his first overseas trip as president, Trump unequivocally stated, “Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon – never ever.”
He added, “And must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias. And it must cease immediately.”
Acknowledging the “unbreakable bond” between Israel and the US., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Trump after he landed in Tel Aviv today.
Upon his arrival in the Jewish state, Trump addressed the welcoming crowd, announcing, “On my first trip overseas as president, I have come to this sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the state of Israel. We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace. But we can only get there working together. There is no other way.”
He acknowledged the small country’s immeasurable contributions to the world. “Israel has built one of the world’s great civilizations, a strong, resilient, determined and prosperous nation,” he stated. “It is also a nation forged in the commitment that we will never allow the horrors and atrocities of the last century to be repeated. Now we must work together to build a future where the nations of the region are at peace and all of our children can grow, grow up strong, and grow up free from terrorism and violence.”
In their efforts to keep the American president and his entourage safe, Israeli police have approximately 10,000 officers on security detail, which includes putting Jerusalem’s ancient Old City on lock-down because Trump plans to visit there later in the day.
Trump’s stating that Iran is a breeding ground for global terror has incensed Iranian officials who have accused the American president of using the Middle East visit to “milk” billions out of Saudi Arabia.
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