Trump Working With Foreign Leaders to Establish 'Safe Zones' for Refugees

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 2:30 PM
Trump Working With Foreign Leaders to Establish 'Safe Zones' for Refugees

While protesters condemn President Trump's executive order that temporarily bars travelers from Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Somalia as a callous "Muslim ban," they ignore the fact (or just haven't heard from the media) that he is also working on finding alternative locations to harbor those seeking refuge.

Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, via phone in the Oval Office on Sunday, suggesting certain "safe zones" for innocent refugees fleeing terror stricken countries.

In his call with Saudi King Salman, the president “requested, and the king agreed to support, safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts,” the White House said.

The leaders also pledged to work with one another to defeat terrorism, and, perhaps surprisingly, they planned to "rigorously enforce" the Iranian nuclear deal, despite Trump previously promising to rip it up.