US State Department: Washington has no intention to host Qatar crisis summit

The United States Department of State said Washington has no intention to hold a summit on Qatar. (Shutterstock)

The United States Department of State has announced on Thursday that there was no intention to hold a summit in Washington to resolve the crisis between Qatar and its Gulf and Arab neighbors.

In a series of tweets earlier this week, US President Donald Trump criticized Qatar's support for terrorism. Referring to the need to stop financing terrorism, the US president said: “You see what is going on in Qatar”.

Trump visited Saudi Arabia in May during his first foreign trip since his inauguration on January 20. Arab and Islamic leaders met in Riyadh where Trump stressed during the need to stop the financing of terrorism across the region.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain collectively designated 59 individuals and 12 institutions last week that have financed terrorist organizations and received support from Qatar.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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