Trump has attacked Qatar

Trump has attacked Qatar

Qatar has “historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level,” Trump said during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.

“I decided, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, our great generals and military people, the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding ‒ they have to end that funding ‒ and its extremist ideology.”

“For Qatar, we want you back among the unity of responsible nations,” Trump said, calling on the Gulf nation to stop funding terrorism and teaching hate. “We ask Qatar and other nations in the region to do more, and do it faster… Hopefully it will be the beginning of the end of funding terrorism.”

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of backing terrorist groups. Qatar has called the move a “campaign of incitement” which is “based on lies.”

The United Arab Emirates said Qatar should provide a “guaranteed roadmap” before it would consider mending ties with Doha.

“We need a guaranteed roadmap to rebuild confidence after our covenants were broken,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted.

Unless Qatar stops its “decades-long practice of supporting terrorism” and negotiates with Arab states for the “greater stability” of the region, it will face increased isolation, UAE’s Minister for Federal National Council Affairs told RT in an exclusive interview.

On Monday, several countries, including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, abruptly cut off relations with Qatar, sparking a regional diplomatic crisis that is threatening stability in the region. Qatar’s Gulf neighbors and other Arab states accuse Doha of sponsoring terrorism.

“The red line crossed by the Qatar authorities is obvious. This is support for terrorism, support for terrorist groups and the stationing of radical groups on Qatari territory… In relations, with us, Qatar pursues a policy that contradicts the positions that our states maintain,” Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi told RT Arabic.

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