Trump, Saudi king discuss dispute with Qatar

01 September, 2017, 01:53 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Doha Qatar

Qatar has long denied funding extremists and just recently returned its ambassador back to Tehran, 20 months after breaking ties.

Abdulrahman Al-Thani voiced Qatar's readiness for dialogue with the siege countries, noting that the State of Qatar has presented an official request to Kuwait stating its readiness for dialogue but it has not yet been answered by the siege countries.

Russia's foreign minister is in Kuwait for the first leg in a three-nation tour of Gulf Arab states over the ongoing Qatar diplomatic crisis. It is Russia's interest, noted the visitor, that the Gulf Cooperation Council be united and strong.

A 104-year-old woman Hajj pilgrim from Indonesia is now the guest of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud along with two of her neighbours. Both countries agree Iran poses a threat to its region.

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According to a report from White House, Trump discussed the issue Wednesday in a telephone conversation with Saudi's King Salman, with Trump telling Salman that a diplomatic resolution would fulfill a commitment - made when Trump visited Riyadh - to maintain unity while fighting terrorism.

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Qatar is facing a boycott by a group of countries led by Saudi-Arabia and United Arab Emirates who had cut off political and trade links with Doha on June 5.

Lavrov added that the crisis could not be ended "by dictates or by submitting a list of demands that undermine Qatar's sovereignty or the global law which the siege countries claim to respect".



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