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Trump support Qatar isolation, Kuwait offer to mediate
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United States President, Donald Trump had expressed his support and had praised the action of Saudi Arabia and its allies in cutting ties and isolating Qatar who had been accused of supporting terrorism and extremism.

 

Trump had wrote on Twitter that his recent trip to the Middle East when he visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month with the King and 50 countries was already paying off.

 

He said that they had said they would deal with the funding of extremism firmly and all the references was pointing to Qatar. He added that maybe this will be the beginning of the end of the horror of terrorism.

 

Trump tweet is a contrast to comment from US official on Monday who had stated that US would try to calm the rifts between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Qatar plays too important a role in US military and diplomatic interests to be isolated.

 

The White House spokesman, Sean Spicer had said that US is communicating with all parties in Middle East to resolve issues and restore cooperation in regards to the Qatar dispute.

 

He also added that US wants to see the issue de escalating and resolved quickly consistent with the principles laid by Trump to defeat terror financing and terrorism.

 

Meanwhile, Kuwait had offered to mediate talks between Qatar and the Middle East nations after they had ended ties with Qatar.

 

Qatar had been accused of destabilising the region with their support of terrorism. Diplomatic relations had been severed and air, sea and land links with Qatar had been closed. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates had ordered an expulsion of Qataris from their countries. Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Maldives had severed ties with Qatar too.

 

Kuwait ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah had flew to Saudi Arabia to resolve the worst diplomatic crisis that had ever hit Arab region in years with King Salman. No details of the discussions had been released but the Saudi Press Agency had reported that the emir has left the kingdom.

 

Turkey President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced criticism over the sanctions and had promised to maintain and develop ties with Doha.

 

Qatar has stated that it is open to talk but the Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir said that Qatar must change their policies and stop their support of extremist groups.

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