Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump’s scolding of Qatar

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcomed on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for Qatar to stop helping terrorism, however did not reply to a U.S. Division of State name for them to ease force on the Gulf state.

After severing ties with Qatar on Monday, Saudi Arabia said it used to be committed to “decisive and swift action to cut off all funding sources for terrorism” in a statement carried through state information company SPA, attributed to “an official source”.

And in a separate observation issued on Friday, the United Arab Emirates praised Trump’s “leadership in difficult Qatar’s troubling beef up for extremism”.

Trump accused Qatar of being a “excessive degree” funder of terrorism on Friday, even as the Pentagon and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson advised against the defense force, business and humanitarian results of a blockade imposed by Arab states and others.

A separate SPA File on Saturday acknowledged Tillerson’s call for Qatar to curtail support for terrorism, but didn’t point out his remarks that the obstacle was once hurting bizarre Qataris, impairing trade dealings and harming the U.S. struggle towards the Islamic State militant workforce.

Saudi Arabia said its action followed the conclusions of last month’s Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, the place Trump delivered a speech about Islamic extremism.

Trump said he helped plan the move in opposition to Qatar, despite the fact that a senior administration professional informed Reuters previous this week that the U.S. had no indication from the Saudis or Emiratis all over the seek advice from that they’d sever ties with Qatar.

(Reporting with the aid of Katie Paul; editing by Alexander Smith)

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