Riyadh, June 10: Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Saturday welcomed US President Dold Trump’s warning to Qatar to stop funding terrorism. Trump’s comments came as Washington joined intensifying intertiol efforts to heal the worsening rift between the key Western Gulf allies, which escalated into the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years, the Gulf News reported.
The US President accused Qatar of being a “funder of terrorism at a very high level” at a White House news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday.
After cutting ties with Qatar earlier this week, Saudi Arabia in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency said that “fighting terrorism is no longer a choice, rather a commitment requiring decisive and swift action to cut off all funding sources for terrorism regardless of its fincier”. Saudi Arabia said an immediate change of policy by Qatar was essential. (IANS)