VIDEO: Donald Trump urges Muslim countries to deal with extremism

US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia.

Mr Trump also singled out Iran for being responsible for instability in the region, saying it should be “isolated”.

Meanwhile, the US and six Gulf states were expected to sign a deal to co-ordinate their efforts aimed at cutting off sources of money for extremist groups, including ISIS. The countries involved are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

In a separate development on Saturday, the US signed trade deals of $350bn (£270bn) with Saudi Arabia. This included the largest arms deal ever made in US history, according to the White House. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said it was aimed at countering the “malign” influence of Iran.

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