Qatar crisis: Trump claims credit for pressure upon the country, states isolating Qatar ‘beginning of end of terrorism’

June 6, 2017, 8:40 pm
Qatar crisis: Trump claims credit for pressure upon the country, states isolating Qatar ‘beginning of end of terrorism’
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Qatar crisis: Trump claims credit for pressure upon the country, states isolating Qatar ‘beginning of end of terrorism’

Qatar crisis: Trump claims credit for pressure upon the country, states isolating Qatar ‘beginning of end of terrorism’

As the diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its neighbouring Gulf countries worsens, US President Donald Trump sided with the Saudi faction on Tuesday.

The US President, in a series of tweets, stated that he was told during his recent visit to the Saudi Arabia that Qatar was the source of radical Islam.

Claiming credit for pressure being placed on the small country, Trump said he was told Qatar was funding "radical ideology".

He also added that his visit was "already paying off".

Earlier, political analysts across the globe have opined that there had been a huge pressure from the US on Saudi and other countries to act strongly on Iran and Qatar.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Yemen, Libya and the Maldives have on Monday cut diplomatic and other ties with Qatar.

During his last month visit to Riyadh, Trump had blamed Iran for ongoing instability in the Middle East. He had also urged Muslim countries to take stern actions against radicalisation.

Just one week after Trump's speech in Riyadh, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE blocked all news websites from Qatari, including the most popular Arabic channel al-Jazeera.

"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!"Trump tweeted on Tuesday.

"So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding... extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!"

Amid the escalating tensions, Kuwait, which refrained from severing its ties with Qatar, made it clear that the diplomatic disputes should be solved through bilateral talks.

It also announced its readiness to act as a mediator between the countries.