"We are making sure that terrorism funding is stopped in the countries that we are really related to because I feel related", Trump said before a meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. In a phone call last week, Mr. Trump credited the emir with working to counter terror financing and extremism. "We do not and we will not tolerate with people who fund terrorism".
"Qatar is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Persian Gulf region", the agency said. A lot of countries were funding terrorism and were stopping it.
Trump hasn't repeated that cost lately and Qatar has since taken steps to deal with USA considerations.
Nor was it clear what gave the president any reason to be optimistic the Gulf crisis will end any time soon. 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. As a key example of Qatar's efforts on counterterrorism, the State Department pointed out that in March, Qatar added roughly two dozen people and entities on its terror blacklist.
Despite the past tensions, there were signs that Trump was warming to the Qataris. The day before the emir's visit, the administration told Congress that it plans to approve a deal to sell $300 million in "Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems" to Qatar, including 5,000 high-explosive warheads and the same number of rocket motors. We can not tolerate a war criminal, we can not tolerate someone who killed half a million of his own people.
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"... Waxaan rabaa inaan u mahadnaqo Madaxweyne Trump si shaqsiyan isugu mashquuliyey xalinta khilaafka dalalka GCC (Khaliijka), wuxuuna sidoo kale gacan nasiiyey xiligii xayiraada nala saaray, waxaana sidoo kale u mahadnaqayaa shacabka Maraykanka taageerada ay nasiiyeen..." ayuu yiri Amiirka Qatar oo la hadlayey warbaahinta xiligii uu la kulmayey Trump.
The leaders are set to carry a gathering and dealing lunch that the White Home mentioned would concentrate on strengthening ties, together with safety and financial points.
Trump went on to note Qatar's purchases of U.S. weaponry, saying they buy "a lot of equipment from us, a lot of military airplanes, missiles".
He also praised the Qatari emir for strongly advocating against extremism in the Middle East.
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