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He also seemed to suggest that Trump would not be using the phrase during his speech.

The White House said in a statement earlier the defense deals will create new opportunities for US companies in the Middle East region and support "tens of thousands" of new jobs in the USA defense industry.

Saudi Arabia's leaders soured on Obama, and King Salman did not greet him at the airport during his final visit to the kingdom. This president is a hardcore realist: He just doesn't care. The traditional men dance in Saudi is called "Ardah". Apparently, the savings were enough to sway the Saudis. "This agreement will help the Saudi military to take a far greater role in security and operations having to do with security".

Those listening to the President's speech on Sunday will also have to contend with the rhetoric of Trump's campaign, which experts say hasexacerbated anti-Muslim sentiment.

"Many of us sitting on the table are overseeing substantial investments in the United States", Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said.

US delegation members travelling with Trump, including Kushner, were in high spirits leading up to the signing ceremony.

Indeed, the Obama administration offered the Saudis more than $115 billion worth of arms during their eight years in the White House - nearly $5 billion more than the deal that Trump inked Saturday - according to a Reuters report last year.

The two were overheard discussing natural resources and arms, with King Salman bemoaning the destruction caused by Syria's civil war.

"Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs". "$110 billion in weapons will exacerbate, not ameliorate, those imperfections".

His words shocked many Americans, with Trump detractors noting that the US Constitution prohibits religious discrimination.

Saudi Arabia is home to the Islamic world's most sacred sites, notably Mecca, where Muslims are duty bound to perform a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Saudi Arabia had been accused by the Obama administration of proselytising an extreme Wahhabi view of Islam elsewhere in the Muslim world.

"We did not know terrorism and extremism until the Khomeini revolution reared its head", he said.

The State Department said the wide-ranging deal would cover five specific areas, including border security and counterterrorism, maritime and coastal security, air force modernization, air and missile defense, and cybersecurity and communications upgrades. The total value of those deals is estimated to be between $300-$380 billion over 10 years.

"A White House official told AFP: "[Trump will] talk about what unites us in uplifting terms.

Though Cohn did not divulge details about the deals, he did disclose they were related to "a bunch of infrastructure related-things.A lot of money".

After leaving Saudi Arabia, Trump will arrive in Israel for a May 22 meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a visit to the Western Wall and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

Aides have said the speech, given in the cradle of Islam, will be "uplifting" but also "blunt" in its call for leaders of Muslim countries to take a stand against violent fundamentalism.