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Saudi Arabia welcomes Trump’s call for Qatar to stop financing terrorists

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The Saudi government’s cabinet of ministers have welcomed statements made by US President Donald Trump in which he underlined the necessity for Qatar to stop funding terrorism.

A cabinet meeting of ministers was held at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah on Monday chaired by Saudi King Salman in which he briefed them on the outcome of his talks with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Bahrain’s King Hamad Al Khalifa and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

King Salman also revealed the contents of telephone calls he received from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a statement on Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad said the cabinet welcomed the joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain posting 59 persons and 12 organizations on an embargoed terrorist list, “citing their links with Qatar and service of suspected agendas indicating duplication of the Qatari policy which announces war against terrorism on one hand and offers financing, supporting and harboring terrorist organizations and persons on the other”.