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USA: Trump pledges $25 million at summit to end religious persecution

0 23.09.2019 Инфо

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W/S US President Donald Trump, US Vice-President Mike Pence and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arriving at summit, Washington DC
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhist, Hindus, Sikhs, Yazidis and many other people of faith are being jailed sanctioned, tortured and even murdered. Often at the hands of their own governments, simply for expressing their deeply held religious beliefs. So hard to believe. Today with one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution."
M/S Trump, Pence and Guterres at summit *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Today the Trump administration will dedicate an additional twenty-five million dollars to protect religious freedom and religious sites and relics."
SOT, Mike Pence, US Vice-President: "As we gather here at the United Nations, more than 80 percent of the world's population live in nations where religious freedom is threatened or banned."
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "We're also urging every nation to increase the prosecution and punishment of crime against religious communities, there can be no greater crime than that."
W/S Trump talking at summit *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "The United States is forming a coalition of US businesses for the protection of religious freedom, this is the first time this has been done. This initiative will encourage the private sector to protect people of all faiths in the work place."
W/S Trump talking at summit *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government, they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our declaration of independence and enshrined in the first amendment to our constitution's bill of rights."
SOT, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General: "It is totally unacceptable for people in the twenty first century for people to face discrimination and intimidation for their beliefs and the persecution of religious minorities is utterly intolerable. The full scope of their human rights is guaranteed and states have an obligation to implement policies that ensure their identities are respected and that they feel fully part of the society as a whole."
W/S End of summit
SCRIPT
US President Donald Trump pledged $25 million (€22.75 million) towards defending religious freedom and urged world leaders to end the oppression of people of faith during a United Nation's summit on religious freedom in Washington DC on Monday.
"Today the Trump administration will dedicate an additional twenty-five million dollars to protect religious freedom and religious sites and relics," Trump vowed at the summit.
The US president also delivered a message to the global community stating that "with one clear voice the United States calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution."
"The United States is forming a coalition of US businesses for the protection of religious freedom, this is the first time this has been done. This initiative will encourage the private sector to protect people of all faiths in the work place," Trump added.
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was also in attendance and delivered a clear message on religious freedom.
"It is totally unacceptable for people in the twenty first century to face discrimination and intimidation for their beliefs and the persecution of religious minorities is utterly intolerable. The full scope of their human rights is guaranteed, and states have an obligation to implement policies that ensure their identities are respected and that they feel fully part of the society as a whole," he said.
US Vice-President Mike Pence, who also attended the summit, stated that "more than 80 percent" of the global population suffer from religious persecution.