President Donald Trump spoke with Qatar's leader to affirm the importance of ending the festering, three-month-old dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, the White House said Friday.
"The press has been incredible", Trump reportedly told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a phone call on Thursday morning.
"The crisis also extends to many other countries around the world that have been unable to declare their position because of Qatar's internal penetration in their societies, which made them concerned about possible consequences, especially that Qatar has precedents in supporting coups and in funding terrorism, extremist ideology and hate speech".
Trump immediately expressed staunch support for Saudi Arabia after the Arab states announced sanctions against Qatar, but some other U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, adopted a more measured tone.
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"I think it's something that's going to get solved fairly easily", he said. He suggested a deal would be "worked out very quickly" if he became personally involved. But the dispute has dragged on.
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Trump initially appeared to side with Saudi Arabia, but then he instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to support the Kuwaiti mediation effort. He noted Qatar had been presented with a list of 13 demands by the other countries and was willing to discuss them.
Saudi Arabia and its allies accuse Qatar, the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, of ties to Iran and to terrorist groups.