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Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

11 April 2018

Qatar, which hosts al-Udeid Air Base, home to almost 10,000 American troops, has signed agreements with the United States for sharing information on terrorists and their money supplies.

The State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Advance Precision Kill Weapon Systems to Qatar, including 5,000 high explosive warheads.


Trump said the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others that were previously funding terrorism had stopped such activities.

The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, cut off travel and trade ties with Qatar last June, accusing it of supporting terrorism and their arch-rival Iran. Qatar denies all these prices.

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Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has praised the bilateral relations between Qatar and the United States and pointed out the importance of coordination between the two countries, especially in the field of combating terrorism.

But the United States president has since softened his language against Doha and praised its counter-terrorism efforts. Qatar denies that cost however has taken steps to deal with US considerations.

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Sources with knowledge of the upcoming powwow told the Free Beacon that Qatar's growing alliance with Iran threatens regional stability at a time when the Trump administration is working to counter the Islamic Republic's military intervention in Syria, Yemen, and a host of other countries.

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Broidy's legal representatives recently informed Qatar that they have uncovered forensic evidence tying the Qatari government to a massive hack on Broidy that led to a series of damaging stories in the US press. "We do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism". He says Trump's role "is very vital to end the crisis in the region".

Still, Qatar's neighbors are isolating the country, diplomatically and financially.

The meeting came shortly after Trump greeted Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with pomp and pageantry at the White House last month at the start of the crown prince's marathon tour of the U.S. The de facto leader of another Qatari opponent, the United Arab Emirates, will also soon visit the White House.

Information for this article was contributed by Ken Thomas of The Associated Press.

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Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting