Arab powers add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists

Arab powers add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists

Arab powers add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists

In the call with the Qatari leader, Mr. Trump said the US wants a "united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism".

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and the Western-recognised governments of Libya and Yemen as well as the Maldives cut ties with Doha on Monday (5 June), accusing it of supporting terror groups, including the Islamic State.

Trump said he spoke with regional leaders in the wake of a recent meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and he had decided it was time to call on Qatar to end its support of terrorist groups.

Tillerson, speaking at the State Department, said the us would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution.

"They said they would take a hard line on funding. extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar".

But Tillerson focused on asking the four nations to ease the blockade, citing humanitarian consequences like food shortages. He added that it hurts US business activities and the USA effort to fight the terror group ISIS.

Federal Bureau of Investigation experts visited Qatar in late May to analyse an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake story with Qatar's state news agency, the U.S. broadcaster said.

Gargash said Qatar "absolutely" should expel members of Hamas, stop its support of terror groups "with Al Qaeda DNA" around the world, and rein in the many media outlets it funds, chief among them the Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera. It added: "We lead the region in attacking the roots of terrorism".

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They said the break was prompted by Qatari support for Islamist militants and Iran, something Doha vehemently denies.

Earlier this week, Trump appeared to tie the blockade to the success of his trip in May to Saudi Arabia and welcomed it as positive news in a series of tweets.

He reportedly "may not have known" Qatar is home to the United States' largest military base in the Middle East.

A senior administration official downplayed any divergence between Trump and Tillerson's remarks in the aftermath, characterizing any perceived difference in their stance on Qatar as a "misperception".

Erdogan said Saudi Arabia, as the dominant Arab state in the Gulf region, should be leading efforts to unite the Arab "fraternity" there rather than dividing it.

"We see Qatar as a brother state, as a partner", he told a joint press conference with German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel, according to the German simultaneous translation.

Saudi Arabia has also closed off Qatar's only land border. The comments from Qatar came a day after Sheikh Mohammed rejected any interference in its foreign policy and said his country would never "surrender".

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