08:25 Trump signs orders to keep ‘Islamic terrorists out of US’: President Donald Trump on Saturday signed an executive order which establishes new vetting measures to limit the flow of refugees and ‘keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States’.
“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. We don’t want them here,” Trump said after he signed the executive order in his first visit to the Pentagon, a week after he was sworn in as the President.
“We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people,” Trump said.
“We will never forget the lessons of 9/11, nor the heroes who lost at the Pentagon. They were the best of us. We will honour them not only with our words, but with our actions, and that’s what we’re doing today,” said Trump flanked with the new Defence Secretary Gen James Mattis (retd) and Vice President Mike Pence.
The executive order ‘Protection of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States’ notes that the steps taken by the US in the aftermath of 9/11 has not been able to deter terrorists from entering the country.
‘Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001, including foreign nationals who entered the US after receiving visitor, student, or employment visas, or who entered through the US refugee resettlement program,’ it said.
00:03 US, Mexico agree not to speak publicly for now on border wall payment: After having a chat for over an hour on the phone, US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have decided that neither parties will speak publicly for now about the payment of the wall proposed to be built by the Trump administration.
The conversation came amid an ongoing dispute over a proposed border wall.
Sources cited by two news agencies said the two leaders spoke less than 24 hours after Pena Nieto cancelled a face-to-face meeting with the US leader.