While President Trump was speaking in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, his U.N. envoy, Ambassador Nikki Haley, had arrived at one of the largest refugee camps in Jordan, reaffirming Trump’s message to Sunni Muslim states of cooperation.
Haley is traveling to Jordan and Turkey during her first trip overseas since becoming the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
“At Za’atari camp in Jordan, we enjoyed talking to Syrian refugee children about school, their favorite classes and their hopes for the future,” Haley posted on Twitter Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia was aimed at uniting leaders of 50 Muslim-majority nations in the fight against extremism and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It was focused on unity of purpose, as well as bringing peace through military might to the region, avoiding mentions of human rights or democracy.
Mr. Trump’s message was clear: Muslim majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization.
“Drive them out” of the region Mr. Trump said, referring to extremists, while diplomats waited to see what these words would mean for the intra-Arab conflicts in Syria and Yemen.