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

Trump said it his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and meeting with 50 other Muslim leaders was ‘already paying off’. (Reuters)

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.

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