Trump, Saudi King Discuss Regional Dispute Over Qatar


Washington(August 31, 2017): The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about a regional dispute over Qatar.

Trump spoke by telephone to the Saudi king, telling him a diplomatic resolution to the dispute would fulfill a commitment made when Trump visited the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to maintain a united front against terrorism.

In June, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar over allegations it was funding extremists, a charge Qatar denies.

The United States is urging the countries involved to reach a diplomatic resolution to the dispute.

The two leaders also reportedly discussed Iran. Both countries agree Iran poses a threat to its region.

Trump told King Salman that a diplomatic resolution would fulfill a commitment – made when Trump visited Riyadh – to maintain unity while fighting terrorism.

The president and the king also discussed Hurricane Harvey. King Salman offered condolences to those who lost loved ones.

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