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Saudi Arabia's King Salman in January 2016 at Diriyah Farm in Riyadh

U.S. National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster told reporters at a news briefing this weekend that President Donald Trump is going to gear his trip to the Middle East towards building unity with America’s allies, but would also have a strong message to deliver as well.

“He will lead the first steps toward a stronger, more capable and more robust security partnership with our Gulf, Arab and Muslim partners,” said McMaster.


“He will develop a strong, respectful message that the United States and the entire civilized world expects our Muslim allies to take a strong stance against radical Islamist ideology – an ideology that uses a perverted interpretation of religion to justify crimes against all humanity.

“He will call for Muslim leaders to promote a peaceful vision of Islam.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.