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Trump hosts second iftar dinner at White House

IANS  |  Washington 

US has hosted his second annual dinner at the and said it's "been a very rough time" for Muslims around the world.

The dinner, which breaks the daily fast of for Muslims around the world, on Monday night was attended by and members of the diplomatic corps representing Muslim-majority nations, reports ABC News.

Trump cited the devastating attacks on Muslims killed in New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and

"In their blessed memory, we resolve to defeat the evils of terrorism," he said.

Trump's speech emphasised world peace. "We thank god that is a place founded on beliefs that citizens of all faiths can live together in safety and live together in freedom."

He ended his address with a Muslim blessing: "Wish all the people around the world Kareem."

The dinners have been regularly held at the since the former



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 10:08 IST