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Trump speaks to Qatar emir on Gulf unity, terrorism fight - White House
September 8, 2017 / 1:09 PM / a month ago

Trump speaks to Qatar emir on Gulf unity, terrorism fight - White House

A still image taken from a video shows Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as he delivers a televised speech in Doha, Qatar, July 21, 2017. Qatar News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump stressed to the emir of Qatar the importance of unity in fighting terrorism, the White House said on Friday, a day after the U.S. president offered to mediate the Gulf country’s dispute with its Arab neighbours.

In a telephone call Thursday with the emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, “The President underscored the importance of all countries following through on commitments from the Riyadh Summit to maintain unity while defeating terrorism, cutting off funding for terrorist groups, and combating extremist ideology,” the White House said. They also discussed the continued threat Iran poses to regional stability, it said.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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