US Prez Trump calls Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for diplomatic measures to resolve Qatar crisis
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 31-Aug-2017
Washington, August 31: United States of America’s President Donald Trump has called on for diplomatic solution for the crisis between Qatar and its neighbouring countries, urging them to follow their commitment in fighting terrorism.
According to sources from America’s tabloids, Trump made remarks during a telephonic conversation with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday, the White House said in a readout of the conversation between the two leaders. “The President urged that all parties to the Qatar dispute find a diplomatic resolution that follows through on their commitments made at the Riyadh Summit, to maintain unity while fighting terrorism. The two leaders also addressed the threat that Iran poses to the region”, it said.
Trump and King Salman also discussed the need to defeat terrorism, cut of terrorists’ funding and combat extremist ideology. “The President and the King praised the resilience of the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and King Salman offered his condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones’ in the catastrophic storm”, said the White House.
Qatar is facing a boycott by a group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and UAE who had cut off political and trade links with Doha on June 5, initiating the Gulf’s worst political crisis in years. The bloc accuses Qatar of supporting extremism, a charge the Emirate denies.