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Trump says perhaps isolating Qatar ‘beginning of end of terrorism’

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United President Donald Trump has said Middle East leaders pointed the finger toward Qatar when probed on who was responsible for terrorist financing in the region.

In a series of tweets posted on Tuesday, Trump said it his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and meeting with 50 other Muslim leaders was “already paying off” after a head line on funding of extremist groups in the region was agreed upon.

“They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!” Trump said.

As a response to Qatar’s continued aggressive policies in the region, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain all severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move on Monday. Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives joined later and transport links were shut down.