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Trump, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed discuss efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

Trump spoke with Shiekh Mohammed to discuss the Qatar crisis and find ways to cut off terrorism funding. (Supplied)

US President, Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to discuss efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute with Qatar, the White House said in a statement.

“The President underscored the importance of unity among United States partners in the region and the need for all countries to do more to cut off funding for terrorist groups, discredit extremist ideology, and defeat terrorism,” the White House statement read.

The call comes on 100th day of the Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt quartet demand to Doha to stop the support and finance of terrorism.

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On Tuesday, Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs, Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi, justified the country's relations with Iran at the 148th Arab League Foreign Ministers meeting in Cairo, calling it “an honest country”.

The Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Qattan, warned that Qatar would regret its relations with Iran, recalling the Iranian conspiracy against the other Arabian Gulf states.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri rejected the Qatar representative’s claims and called them unacceptable and that Doha continues to support terrorism and destabilizes countries of the region.

“We all know the Qatari history in supporting terrorism and the provision of weapons and money to extremist elements in Libya, Syria and Yemen, and Egypt which led to the martyrdom of many Egyptians.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 KSA 07:50 - GMT 04:50
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