DC Daily: Trump on terrorists: 'Drive them out,' NKorea launches another missile

Posted at 8:41 AM, May 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 12:07:22-04

Here's what's going on today in the world of politics:

President Trump on terrorists: 'Drive them out'

-- President Donald Trump made his first international speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit Sunday where he urged cooperation to drive out terrorists in a battle between "good and evil." 

He said the 'battle' was not between different faiths or civilizations but "between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil." 

Trump added that Middle Eastern countries "cannot wait for American power," according to CNN, but must "decide what kind of future they want for themselves." 

"Drive them out," Trump said. "Drive them out of your places of worship... drive them out of your holy land. Drive them out of the earth." 

Trump also announced the creation of a center to target terrorist financing, co-chaired by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and joined by all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. 

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North Korea fires yet another missile 

-- North Korea fired a medium-range missile on Sunday, the latest test in line with the country's development of nuclear weapons and missiles, Associated Press reported. 

The ballistics test was fired from Pukchang in South Phyongan Province and flew eastward about 300 miles. 

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on "Fox News Sunday" it was too early to know whether economic and diplomatic pressures against the North Korean government were having an impact. 

"We're early in the stages of applying economic pressure as well as diplomatic pressure to the regime in North Korea," Tillerson said. "Hopefully they will get the message that the path of continuing their nuclear arms program is not a pathway to security or certainly prosperity. The ongoing testing is disappointing, it's disturbing. We ask that they cease that testing, clearly they have not changed their view." 

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