US President Trump discussed in a phone conversation with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan necessary steps to overcome diplomatic crisis in Qatar، Sputnik News Agency reported.
US President Donald Trump in a phone conversation with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan spoke about steps to sort out continuing crisis، the White House said in a press release.
"Trump spoke today with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute with Qatar،" the release stated on Tuesday.
During the conversation، Trump emphasized the critical importance of integration between the US allies in the Middle East، the release said.
The US president also reiterated his earlier statements about the need for all countries to do more to stop financial support for extremist groups and combat global terrorism.
On Tuesday، Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs، Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi، justified the country's relations with Iran at the 148th Arab League Foreign Ministers meeting in Cairo، calling it “an honest country”.
The Saudi ambassador to Egypt، Ahmed Qattan، warned that Qatar would regret its relations with Iran، recalling the Iranian conspiracy against the other Arabian Gulf states.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri rejected the Qatar representative’s claims and called them unacceptable and that Doha continues to support terrorism and destabilizes countries of the region.
“We all know the Qatari history in supporting terrorism and the provision of weapons and money to extremist elements in Libya، Syria and Yemen، and Egypt which led to the martyrdom of many Egyptians.”
In early June، Bahrain، Egypt، Saudi Arabia، the United Arab Emirates cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar، accusing the latter of supporting extremism in the Middle East and interfering in their internal affairs.