Trump, Saudi King discuss Qatar dispute

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 15 Jul 2017, 17:23:17 | Updated : 15 Jul 2017, 17:26:06
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Trump, Saudi King discuss Qatar dispute

Trump, Saudi King discuss Qatar dispute
US President Donald Trump spoke by phone with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on Friday to discuss efforts to resolve the month-long dispute between Qatar and four Gulf Arab states, the White House said, according to Khaleej Times.

The phone call followed a visit to the region by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states cut ties with Qatar over allegations it funds extremist groups and is allying with their arch-foe Iran. Qatar denies this.

During the call, King Salman also congratulated the US president Donald Trump on the quick defeat of Daesh in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The King also expressed appreciation to the US role in leading the coalition to fight such a terrorist organisation, praising the great achievements in combatting terrorism early in Trump's presidency, report said.

(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)

 
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