U.S. President Donald Trump has stressed the need for gulf unity in talks with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, amid a crisis that has divided several key us allies in the region.
The two leaders spoke by phone at Riyadh’s initiation after Saudi Arabia broke relations and imposed a blockade on its smaller neighbor Qatar over funding for Islamist Groups and a host of other conflicts.
In a statement the white house said two leaders discussed the critical goals of preventing the financing of terrorist organizations and eliminating the promotion of extremism by any nation in the region.
President Trump underscored that a united gulf cooperation council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability.
Donald Trump earlier appeared to weigh in firmly behind efforts to isolate Qatar, which is home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East.