USA agrees guided missiles for Qatar before Trump talks

USA agrees guided missiles for Qatar before Trump talks

USA agrees guided missiles for Qatar before Trump talks

Last June, Trump backed Saudi Arabia and the UAE's hard-line rhetoric against neighbour Qatar in a tweet.

A year ago, Trump joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in adopting a hard line against Qatar, maintaining the country needed to weaken relations with Iran and stop funding terrorism.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will be meeting with Trump on April 10.

The two leaders agreed in a telephone call that members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council "can and should do more to increase coordination with each other and with the United States", the White House said in a statement. Qatar denies the allegations.

Drawing a line under a spat that called into question the future of a key USA air base in the Gulf State, Trump hosted Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office.

Trump hasn't recently repeated the charge about Qatari funding for extremism, and US officials have credited Qatar with making progress in cracking down and improving transparency. Qatar denies that cost however has taken steps to deal with USA considerations.

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"We are working on unity in that part of the Middle East and I think it's working out very well; there are lot of good things happening", the U.S. president said. That put him at odds with Rex W. Tillerson, then his secretary of state, who sympathized with Qatar as it endured the Saudi-led boycott.

There have been other signs that Trump is warming to the Qataris.

"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology".

The whirlwind PR tour of the United States by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has put a bright spotlight on the Kingdom's spat with Qatar.

Information for this article was contributed by Ken Thomas of The Associated Press.

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