Trump and Saudi king discuss dispute with Qatar

Trump and Saudi king discuss dispute with Qatar

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday and urged “all the parties in the Qatar dispute” to find a diplomatic resolution to end a crisis that has embroiled several Gulf countries, the White House said in a statement.

Trump told King Salman in a telephone conversation that a diplomatic resolution would fulfill a commitment to maintain unity while fighting terrorism.

The president and the king also discussed Harvey. King Salman offered condolences to those who lost loved ones, the AP reported.

The diplomatic crisis began in June, when Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut ties to Qatar over allegations that it was funding extremists and was too close to Iran. Qatar has denied funding extremists. Trump has tweeted that Qatar funded terrorism.

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