Qatar diplomatic row: This is the beginning of the end of horror of terrorism, says Donald Trump

"So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Trump said.

By: Express Web Desk | Washington | Updated: June 6, 2017 9:00 pm
donald trump, qatar crisis, gulf crisis. trump saudi visit, trump middle east, qatar diplomatic row, qatar terrorism, trump on terrorism US President Donald Trump (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo)

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to nod in agreement with the actions of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar.

In a series of tweets, he said, “So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!”

The four countries had moved to cut diplomatic ties and block air, road and maritime connections with Qatar after accusing it of ‘financing, adopting and sheltering extremists.’ The countries also alleged that Qatar supports terror groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood to the Islamic State and Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Qatar has vehemently dismissed the allegations.

The US president had last week visited Saudi Arabia where he addressed leaders of 50 Muslim countries and exhorted them to root out terrorism. Trump’s remarks come at a delicate moment when Kuwait’s leader goes to Riyadh to mediate regarding the biggest split in the GCC in decades. Kuwait and Oman have not joined the rest of the GCC in cutting off ties with Qatar.

It is not clear whether Trump’s meetings with the Arab leaders during his visit to Riyadh had any sort of impact on the severing of ties with Qatar. Qatar hosts 8,000 U.S. military personnel at al Udeid, the largest of the country’s air bases in the Middle East and a staging ground for U.S.-led strikes on the Islamic State militant group that has seized parts of Syria and Iraq.

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App

  1. L
    Lucky Spers
    Jun 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    USA not cannot be friend for anyone. No country should depend or trust on USA as they are Evil. India should trust only on Russia & try to Friendship with Neighbors China & stan. USA is Mother of Evil.
    1. S
      Sujatha Selvam
      Jun 8, 2017 at 1:10 am
      Do not expect BJP will close its relationship with USA. They have their own interests there. The moment India realize UU's real color, it will be too late. USA do not run charity, remember this BJP leaders. Russia is more dependent than USA. In fact USA is a betrayer, one side it extends hands of friendship with India and other side it supplies arms to s t a n. Why cannot our leaders realize their cunning mentality?
    2. L
      Lucky Spers
      Jun 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm
      This is not a horror of terrorism, but it is USA long term policy as Russia & China growing against USA. Roayl Arab Leaders are stupid & fool. They dont have brain to understand USA. Still Arabs not learning from past & present. How can Muslims trust this Fool Arab Leaders..???
      1. B
        Jun 7, 2017 at 5:34 am
        After destroying nation states like Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Syria they are now after tiny city states.
        1. S
          Jun 7, 2017 at 2:32 am
          Trump, with his tiny brain, and even tinier knowledge of the wily politics of the Islamic world, is fal into the trap of anti-Iran rhetoric which can be disastrous for the region. And his compulsion is the Jewish lobby in the USA and Israel. But why are Saudis fal into the trap of short term gain for a long term loss? Qatar with its relatively liberal ruler, should be US's best friend in the region. Historically, Arabs and Persians have differences is well-known, and Qataris will never go to all-out favoring Iranians, duping their Arab partners. But whatever little bridges that Qatar is trying to build with Iran, must be encouraged not condemned. B ing Iran as the hub of world terrorism is just manipulation and witch hunting, nothing more.
          1. T
            Thrinethran T
            Jun 7, 2017 at 12:29 am
            A clear indication that they are out to crush the political Muslim, not the extremist or the terrorist.
            1. A
              Jun 6, 2017 at 11:36 pm
              President Trump is not aware of the fact that Saudi Arabia is the biggest finance of terrorism. Has he forgotten that all the terrorists of 9/11 came from Saudi Arabia. Is he not aware the Wahabism which is responsible for this fanatical Islam has deep roots in Saudi Arabia. Has he no knowledge that Saudi Arabia is the majority financier of the mosques worldwide and most of them preach Wahabism . Is he suc bing to the economic pressure exherted by Saudi Arabia and blinded by the promised multi billion dollar purchases of American military hardware. By supporting Saudi Arabia Trump and other nations are creating a Frankestian Monster.
              1. J
                Jun 7, 2017 at 3:55 am
                fanatical i$lam? As if there is any good i$lam. Wake up man.
              2. A
                Jun 6, 2017 at 11:25 pm
                Perhaps this MF does not know , there are 10000 US soldiers in Qatar ................. so this a hooole is hunting with the hounds and running with the hares .................. if he is so sincere WITHDRAW American Troops, otherwise this is just Drama ................
                1. R
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm
                  What a joke Trump!! You don't seem to realise you are also funding a terrorist state!! Chowbees carat chu.tiya !!!
                  1. Load More Comments