Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

Qatar Sanctions Saudi's Riding for a Free Fall Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar
Lance Thomas | 12 June, 2017, 00:29

"I decided. the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding", he said.

A senior administration official downplayed any divergence between Trump and Tillerson's remarks in the aftermath, characterizing any perceived difference in their stance on Qatar as a "misperception".

Saudi's allies also welcomed "President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism".

Turkey's president also called on Saudi Arabia to work on uniting the Arab Gulf States.

Separate bills by Assemblymen Chris Brown and Vince Mazzeo seek to do essentially the same t... "But they can be addressed immediately".

Western diplomats are also saying that Qatar's government is allowing or even encouraging the funding of extremists, such as Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria.

On Friday, they released a joint statement listing as many as 18 individuals, including members of Qatar's royal family and a former minister as involved in "terrorist" activities.

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During the call, the White House said that Trump "emphasized the importance of all counties in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology".

We support the emir of Kuwait's efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to this agreement and progress toward eliminating all forms of support for terrorism - military, financial, moral, or ideological. The current crisis is an eruption of simmering tensions fomented in the 2011 Arab Spring when Qatar and the Saudi Kingdom backed rival proxies.

Qatar has maintained its diplomatic clout in part by being the home of U.S. Central Command and the U.S's largest air base in the region and hosting branches of prestigious Western universities.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump refused Friday to say whether his private conversations ...

"There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade", Tillerson urged.

Less than an hour later, Trump singled out Qatar as a supporter of terrorism, an accusation the Gulf country has repeatedly denied.

Tillerson says the blockade is hindering US military efforts and the campaign against the Islamic State group. It is clear to me, based on these conversations, that the elements of a solution are available.

Riyadh, Cairo and their allies accuse Qatar, the world's richest country per capita, of supporting militant Islamist movements across the region.

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