Trump Weighs In On Gulf Diplomatic Rift

Trump Weighs In On Gulf Diplomatic Rift

They accused the tiny Gulf state of harbouring extremist groups and suggested Qatari support for the agenda of Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival Iran.

US security agencies believe Russian hackers helped stoke the current crisis in Qatar, planting a fake news story that led to four Arab nations cutting off diplomatic relations, according to a new report.

President Donald Trump - who just returned from a trip to the Middle East and meetings with leaders from numerous countries involved with this - thrust himself into the chaos by seeming to take some credit for what happened to Qatar on Twitter. "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" he continued later.

Jordan has also made a decision to revoke the license of Al Jazeera channel in the country, Minister of State for Media Affairs and the Government Spokesman Mohammad Momani said on Tuesday.

Qatar vehemently denies the accusations.

President Trump is eager to show progress against the Islamic State and Iran - and likely does not want to impede the arms sale. The statement also said that Trump "underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability". Numerous airlines have halted air traffic to and from Qatar and its in other countries have been directed to leave within two weeks.

"Efforts to isolate Qatar. will not solve any problem", he said, praising Doha's "cool-headedness" and "constructive approach".

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US officials who monitor terrorist funding have said that Persian Gulf governments have made significant strides in ending official support for terrorist groups, although some money still flows from individuals, primarily in Kuwait and to a lesser extent from Qatar.

US President Donald Trump, wading into a deep rift among Arab states, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was "already paying off", as governments there took a hard new line in accusing Qatar of funding militant groups.

"Our general stance as a nation has been that these things ebb and flow and they come up from time to time, but we've worked with all the countries", Corker said.

"We will make a change, those who fly with Qatar, will be transferred to Emirates and Etihad".

French President Emmanuel Macron said he was ready to back "all initiatives to encourage calm".

It's significant to note that nations in the Middle East and beyond believe that Qatar or individuals who live there financially support terrorism.

Al Qassemi also warned Qatar should not rely on hosting some 10,000 American troops at its Al-Udeid Air Base as protection against the Arab nations lined up against it.

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Businesses sector say it is too early to gauge the impact from the Arab break-up with on Qatar. Yemen's internationally backed government also severed relations with Qatar, as did the government in eastern Libya and the Maldives.

Qatar is also a major regional diplomatic player and global investor and is set to host the World Cup, football's biggest tournament, in 2022.

The split among the Sunni states erupted last month after the summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, where Trump denounced Shi'ite Iran's "destabilising interventions" in Arab lands, where Tehran is locked in a tussle with Riyadh for influence.

Qatar has dismissed the Saudi charges as baseless, and said the Saudis are seeking to dominate the region.

Gulf countries previously recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in 2014, ostensibly over its support for the Brotherhood, but Monday's moves go much further.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani and President Donald Trump hold talks May 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during Trump's Middle East trip. "W".

But on Tuesday morning, Trump applauded Qatar's neighbours and even took partial credit for their assertiveness.

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The fallout includes the UAE banning the port and docking area of Fujairah from being used by Qatari oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers for refuelling.

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