US President Donald Trump welcomes Qatari Emir in from the cold

11 April, 2018, 17:35 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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Drawing a line under a spat that called into question the future of a key U.S. air base in the Gulf State, Trump hosted Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office. He said Qatar had historically supported terror groups at a "high level".

Trump hasn't recently repeated the charge about Qatari funding for extremism, and US officials have credited Qatar with making progress in cracking down and improving transparency. "Enhanced features will be upgraded from time-to-time after receiving the feedback from industry veterans".

"We're making sure terrorism funding is stopped in the countries that we are really related to", said Mr. Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday.

Mr. Trump made the remarks while hosting the emir of Qatar at the White House on Tuesday for meetings as he continues his US tour.

"They also discussed the Gulf Cooperation Council and the importance of de-escalating tensions so all US partners in the region can work together to ensure regional security and stability", White said.

Despite the past tensions, there were signs that Trump was warming to the Qataris. "If the president is going to exit the JCPOA [Iranian nuclear deal] and bring back America's toughest sanctions, Qatar needs to choose a side-and it better not be Iran's".

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Qatar's neighbors had also been infuriated by its willingness to host dissidents from across the Gulf and to allow broadcasts critical of them by Doha-based Al Jazeera. Qatar denies that cost however has taken steps to deal with US considerations.

Trump cast Qatar's military purchases as part of an economy-juicing opportunity for the U.S. White House officials say they'll discuss strengthening ties, including security and economic issues. "That's not the way friends act".

As Qatar's ruling emir visited the White House on Tuesday, the fruits of that labor began to show.

The emir said, "We do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism".

"In the meantime, as the Emir visits the White House, the Trump administration should use its extraordinary leverage to insist that Qatar uses its influence with Hamas to, at a minimum, secure the immediate and unconditional return of the remains of Israeli soldiers for proper burial", Halber said.

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