By Arab News
President Donald Trump has called on all countries involved in the Qatar crisis to resolve the dispute through constructive negotiations.
Speaking from onboard Air Force One via telephone to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Trump reiterated the need for all countries to follow through on their commitments made at the Riyadh Summit to “stop terrorist funding and discredit extremist ideology.”
The two leaders also discussed the threat posed by North Korea, following the missile test that took place on July 4 — America’s Independence Day.
The White House statement added: President Trump stressed the need for all countries to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea, stop hosting North Korean guest workers, and stop providing economic or military benefits to North Korea.”
The White House statement came as foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt met at Al-Tahrir palace to discuss Qatar’s reaction to the 13 demands the four countries made after accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and being ally of regional foe Iran, which Doha denies.