US President Donald Trump spoke separately late Sunday with King Salman
Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
of Abu Dhabi, the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the
White House announced.
The White House statement said that Trump
addressed during the calls his "concerns about the ongoing dispute
between Qatar and some of its Gulf and Arab neighbors."
He reiterated "the importance of stopping terrorist financing and
discrediting extremist ideology."
The statement added that Trump also underscored "that unity in the
region is critical to accomplishing the Riyadh Summit's goals of
defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability. (end)
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have accepted the Amir
of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's request to extend
the deadline given to Qatar to respond to a list of demands within 48
In a joint a statement last night, the four countries said the
extension decision came after His Highness the Amir of Kuwait's
reception of Qatari confirmations. Doha is expected to submit its
official response to Kuwait on Monday. (end)