Trump welcomes emir of Qatar to White House

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Trump welcomes emir of Qatar to White House

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar on June 5, officially accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region - charges which Qatar strongly denies. "We're making sure that terrorism funding is stopped in the countries we are really related to".

Al Thani told reporters in the Oval Office, "We do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism".

After initially siding strongly with the Saudis and its allies, Mr. Trump has tried to steer a more middle course in recognition of Qatar's strategic value as host to the leading USA military base in the region.

Al Thani has noted earlier, that the US-Qatar economic trade has reached more than $125 billion and said the goal is to double the amount in the coming years.

The leaders are set to carry a gathering and dealing lunch that the White Home mentioned would concentrate on strengthening ties, together with safety and financial points.

Three weeks Past, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was sponsored in the White House and then toured the United States; he also headed residence this past weekend, after a reunion with Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush.

"He even extended this sabotage to his neighbors, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Emirates", said Mr. Mossaad, echoing the views of the Arab leaders who submitted a list of 13 security and political demands to Qatar on June 22 that included closing the USA air base in Qatar. Trump as soon as accused the tiny gas-rich nation of funding terrorism at a "excessive stage".

Qatar has denied any wrongdoing and has taken steps to address the US concerns, including allowing Treasury Department officials into its central bank to improve accountability for controls to prevent terror funding.

The forward deployed headquarters of U.S. Central Command is located in Qatar. He mentioned Qatar had traditionally supported terror teams at a "excessive stage". Qatar denies that charge but has taken steps to address US concerns.

In a telephone name final week, Trump credited the emir with working to counter terror financing and extremism. The White House says they also discussed concerns about Iran and the need to resolve the Gulf crisis.

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