Qatar emir again urges dialogue, Trump says dispute to be resolved quickly

Qatar emir again urges dialogue, Trump says dispute to be resolved quickly

Qatar emir again urges dialogue, Trump says dispute to be resolved quickly

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an "unjust" blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to "terrorism".

Trump and Sheikh Tamim later held a meeting in which the emir was careful to emphasize the strong Qatar-U.S. relationship after Trump appeared to be more sympathetic to the Saudi position at the start of the crisis.

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY, where both delivered speeches.

He said that Qatar News Agency QNA was hacked for political purposes, which were followed by political dictations that have an impact on sovereignty. Qatar hosts Al Udeid air base, the largest USA military facility in the Middle East.

The US President said he expects that the dispute in the Gulf region would be resolved quickly. "And I'm sure that with your interference hopefully we can find a solution to this problem".

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It's been more than 100 days since the Arab quartet's boycott against Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting and funding terrorist groups.

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar, accusing Doha of financing terrorism and extremism.

However, after getting word of this possibility, Trump allegedly called the two leaders and urged them to exercise restraint.

"We have refused to yield to dictations by pressure and siege", he said at the United Nations podium.

When asked if he had warned Saudi Arabia and the UAE against invading Qatar, Trump responded, "No".

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