He remarked that Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia was necessary because it patched up relations that had been damaged during the Barack Obama presidency, while Obama was seeking the nuclear deal with Iran.
McCain continued: “I think that the Sunni-Arab world, particularly our traditional friends there, are encouraged because of the very strained, if not estranged, relations between the previous administrations. And so I think it’s successful, I think it’s important.”
So far during his first foreign visit, Trump has given a speech at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh on the importance of fighting extremism.
Excerpts from the speech include: “Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism… we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong… Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land… If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned.”
Also during his speech, Trump highlighted that the Iranian Regime’s biggest victims are the Iranian people, who are in constant fear of arrest, torture, or even death, for speaking out about the Regime.
While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said that if Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (who was‘re-elected’ to serve a second term on Friday) wished to have a better relationship with the rest of the world, he should start by dismantling the terrorist networks within his country.
However, it is unlikely that Rouhani will do this, given his recent praise for the Iranian terror squad, the Revolutionary Guards or IRGC. Also, Tillerson should note that the Iranian President has no power, he is a mere puppet of the true ruler, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Human rights activist, Heshmat Alavi, wrote: “Rouhani, and the post of the presidency in Iran, are nothing but a marionette with strings controlled by the Supreme Leader. There are no moderates in Iran, but the mullahs are pragmatists always seeking their interests.”
During his inaugural trip, Trump will also visit Israel and the Vatican City.