Donald Trump Jokes About Shared Media 'Problems' with Amir of Kuwait

Posted September 12, 2017

"We will be most successful with a united GCC".

"The crisis with Qatar is not a dispute confined to the Gulf, but in fact it extends to numerous Arab and Islamic countries that have declared their stance regarding Qatar's interference in domestic affairs and support for terrorism", the Quartet said. He urged the parties to the dispute - Qatar on one side and Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on the other - to embrace the emir's initiative.

"If I can help mediate between Qatar and, in particular, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, I would be willing to do so, and I think you would have a deal worked out very quickly", Trump told reporters at a joint press conference on Thursday at the White House in Washington, DC, with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

Doha denies the claims and accuses the other countries of an attack on its sovereignty. "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!"

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"A great part of them will be resolved", he said. "The hope has not ended yet".

The US has given mixed signals on its policy to the Gulf crisis.

On Friday, talks about Qatar continued as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met senior Kuwaiti officials at the State Department to discuss regional security and Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah's mediation bid.

The White House released its readout of the call after Qatar's ambassador to the US said the country would donate $30 million to help Texans recover from Harvey.

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Mr Trump boasted about increased counter-terrorism and intelligence-sharing operations between the two countries, and praised the "tremendous investments" he said Kuwait had made in the US.

"Clearly, he didn't make single negative statement in this press conference, unlike previous conferences, which means he is either restraining himself under pressure from the Kuwaitis, or he has actually been convinced otherwise that they all need to sit down and figure it out because, at the end of the day, this is a political problem that requires a political solution". "I think we have a chance of doing it".

But I do believe that we'll solve it.

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