President Donald Trump speaks to Qatar’s emir

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President Donald Trump spoke to Qatar's emir on Wednesday, and aides stressed the need to “working together to prevent the financing of terrorism.”

Also "he President offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary," the White House said.

Trump spoke to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani as Qatar faces an economic and diplomatic blockade from Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The call came a day after Trump appeared to back Saudi Arabia strong-arming the emirate, which is home to 10,000 US troops.

Trump aides stressed the need for Qatar and "all countries in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology."

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