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Cotton Statement on President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

May 21, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on President Trump's Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit:

"President Trump's speech was a very fitting capstone to a weekend of diplomatic successes in Saudi Arabia. For eight long years, old friends and partners in the Middle East wondered if America had abandoned them in favor of Iran. No more. President Trump announced that America will once again support our friends and fight our enemies, especially Iran and Islamist terrorists. In front of the leaders of dozens of Muslim nations, President Trump spoke to our shared interests and aspirations for security, prosperity, and a just and stable peace. Our nations have much work ahead of us, and this summit was a good first step."