Washington, Jan 31: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday delivered his first State of the Union address before a joint session of the Congress, where he urged Americans to move beyond the partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans. In his address, Trump once again vowed to eliminate Islamic State or ISIS ‘from the face of the earth’. The US President also spoke on Afghanistan war, Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and US’ nuclear deal with Iran. Here are key highlights from Donald Trump’s State of The Union Address: Also Read - US Announces $150 Million For H-1B Workforce Training Programme
Donald Trump on unity between Republicans and Democrats: Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve. Also Read - 'If We Can Help, Would Love to Help', Trump Reiterates Offer to Mediate Between India And China
Trump on ISIS: I also pledged that we would work with our allies to extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth. 1 year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated very close to 10 per cent. of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and Syria……We will continue our fight until ISIS is defeated Also Read - North Korean Soldiers Killed Southern Defector, Burnt His Body, Claims Seoul
President Donald Trump on Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: Last month, I also took an action endorsed unanimously by the US Senate just months before: I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
President Trump on Afghanistan: Our warriors in Afghanistan also have new rules of engagement. Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans.
Trump on North Korea: No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea. North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland
President Trump on Iran and US’ nuclear deal with Iran: When the people of Iran rose up against the crimes of their corrupt dictatorship, I did not stay silent. America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom. I am asking the Congress to address the fundamental flaws in the terrible Iran nuclear deal.