US president Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged India as “victim of terrorism” during Arab-Islamic-US Summit at Riyadh. Trump was speaking before leaders of Islamic nations including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The US president vowed that he would work with all nations as the US to India and Australia to Russia-have been “victim of terrorism and have witnessed several barbaric attacks.”
Without citing the name of Pakistan, Trump urged leaders of the Middle East and Islamic countries to fight against the Islamic extremism which is being emanated from the region.
US President Donald Trump urges Muslim countries not to shelter extremists: AFP pic.twitter.com/2sTKOi2jbh— ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2017
The speech is seen as a reset in Trump’s tone after his harsh campaign rhetoric on Muslims stirred concern in the Islamic world.
“We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship, instead, we are here to offer partnership - based on shared interests and values - to pursue a better future for us all,” said Trump.
Speaking in Riyad Trump said, "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.