Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate spat

GULF-QATAR  FOOD

The United States is encouraging the countries to work out their differences, however, since the announcement of the diplomatic rift, President Trump has tweeted that it is "so good" to see his visit to Saudi Arabia is "already paying off" and applauded the Middle East for "no longer funding Radical Ideology".

Qatar says its foreign minister has spoken to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "The nation of Qatar has unfortunately been funding terrorism, and at a very high level", President Trump said during an appearance alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House. Aircraft that fly out of Qatar - including fighter jets, drones and refueling planes - can be relocated to a number of other bases in the region including in Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait and Bahrain and off aircraft carriers, the officials said.

The airline has suspended operations to and from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt after the countries severed all ties with Qatar on Monday.

His statement came even as the UAE announced on Wednesday that it had ordered Qatar Airways to shut down its offices across the country.

That was enough, it seemed, to persuade Qatar the US wasn't abandoning its strategic partner. He also pointedly asked Saudi Arabia and others to ease their blockade on Qatar.

There were reports he was to head to Qatar after the UAE trip.

Despite Tillerson's plea for "no further escalation", Trump's sharp comments were likely to further embolden Saudi Arabia and the others in their bid to isolate Qatar.

"Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", Tillerson said.

Lewis Hamilton wins third straight Canadian Grand Prix
Having torn his hair out over tyre issues at recent races, Hamilton had all the confidence in the W08 this weekend, and it showed. Though Vettel's recovery made for a great watch, it was a poor result for Ferrari. "It did seem the Ferraris had the upper hand".

Trump waded into the dispute on Tuesday, but seemed to only muddy the waters. Tillerson's carefully crafted statement urges the emir of Qatar to do more to stem terrorist financing but adds that "others must also continue to eliminate factions of support for violent organizations within their own borders".

Al-Udeid, located in the Qatari desert, is home to some 10,000 US troops and is a crucial hub in the fight against Daesh terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

Emirati officials said they perceived Trump's tweets as a sign Qatar shouldn't count on America taking its side despite USA having some 10,000 troops based in the country's al-Udeid Air Base.

Migrant CARE executive director Wahyu Susilo said the crisis would sooner or later make an impact on the presence and safety of Indonesian migrant workers in the region.

"But you have to be able to tell your friend or your brother when they are doing the right thing and when they are doing the wrong thing", Jubeir said in a joint press conference with Gabriel.

Qatar isn't completely isolated.

"In our opinion recent events have the potential to destabilise these nonresident deposits and provoke an outflow", said S&P Global Ratings.

"There are numerous uncertainties regarding Qatar's response, the extent to which these measures will be imposed, and their longevity", said the ratings agency. Turkey and Qatar have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The stated goal is to force Qatar to stop cosying up to Saudi Arabia's rival Iran and bankrolling Islamist groups across the region.

Related News:

  • GOP senators voice concerns on eve of health care bill unveiling

    It's apparently being written by a small handful of staffers for members of the Republican leadership in the Senate. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said it would be "a non-starter" if the developing bill's subsidies are as large as Obama's.
    Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) Continuing to Trade Below Moving Averages

    Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) Continuing to Trade Below Moving Averages

    Moreover, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Mgmt Limited has 0% invested in Provident Financial Services, Inc. The stock's market capitalization is 4.15B, it has a 52-week low of 2125.00 and a 52-week high of 3402.27.
    Qatar Row Reveals Saudi False Pretense of Commanding Unity: Iranian Official

    Qatar Row Reveals Saudi False Pretense of Commanding Unity: Iranian Official

    But the isolation that started on June 5 has forced Qatar to look at new friends to import food and other materials . Sheikh al Thani downplayed the impact on his country's economy - and said the banking sector is not a major concern.
  • Synergy Pharmaceuticals DE (NASDAQ:SGYP)'s Trend Up, Especially After Decreased Shorts

    This change led market cap to move at $960.67M, putting the price -40.56% below the 52-week high and 27.25% above the 52-week low. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGYP) for 177,300 shares.

    How Many Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS)'s Analysts Are Bullish?

    On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". (NYSE:CF) rating on Monday, April 24. Connors Investor Services Inc decreased Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 38,639 shares to 68,423 valued at $4.46M in 2016Q4.

    The Gerdau (GGB) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.31

    The net profit margin for the company is reported at 19.00% while the weekly performance for the same has been recorded at -0.64%. Gerdau S.A. (NYSE: GGB ) now has a trailing P/E of -7.09 while its forward P/E according to Thomson Reuters is 12.05.
  • Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

    Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

    The Coalition forces announced that al-Binal had been killed in an airstrike launched on Mayadin in Syria's Deir Ezzor on May 31. Ramazan Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles hit their targets, citing "local sources" and drone footage.
    Amazon Buying Whole Foods Could Mean Pain for Costco

    Amazon Buying Whole Foods Could Mean Pain for Costco

    I don't know if you know that- they were, like, ranked the number-one most innovative company in the entire world. She likes the idea of getting Whole Foods groceries delivered and is optimistic about the deal.

    Fragmentation would weaken central clearing, says Mark Carney

    Last week three out of eight BoE policymakers voted in favor of a rate hike and raised hopes for a near-term tightening. Federal Reserve , which hiked interest rates last week, would tighten policy again in 2017 had energized dollar bulls.
  • LSU knocks Florida State out of CWS

    LSU knocks Florida State out of CWS

    Poche, who got help from a pair of double plays and a shifting wind that kept a couple of well-struck fly balls in the stadium. Jackson Lueck drilled a double just inside the left-field line, and Nieporte lifted a fly ball to left for a sacrifice fly.

    Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over "insulting" chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

    The All Whites are set to take on Mexico in their second match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Thursday morning (NZT). Mexico has been sanctioned over gay slurs by fans in the current World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Queen's speech dominated by European Union exit

    Mr Corbyn also attacked the Government on Brexit, just two days after the formal start of divorce talks in Brussels . Instead, she still hasn't secured a deal with another party to insure that the government can deliver on its agenda.


Most liked

Australians trust Japan more than US
Outside the US , he is also disliked by Australians , while the #Queen excluded his state visit in her Wednesday speech. It surveyed 1,200 Australians adults on a range of topics to create a nationally representative opinion poll.

Will Ingersoll-Rand PLC (IR) Run Out of Steam Soon?
Westpac Banking Corp reported 112,817 shares. 6,950 shares were sold by Cairns Ann, worth $764,500 on Friday, January 20. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Dominion Midstream, 2 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold".

Markelle Fultz "plans on winning right away" when drafted by Sixers
With just 28 wins past year , and just 75 total wins over the last four seasons, there's been little to celebrate for the Sixers . And we felt, once again, that there was a big enough gap between three and one that we moved forward.

Trump, Saudi crown prince, vow to stifle terror financing
Salman was Abdullah's crown prince and had taken on some of the ailing king's responsibilities before his death. He visited President Trump at the White House in March and hosted U.K.

Portugal claim Confederations Cup win over Russia
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the ninth minute when he rose highest to meet Raphael Guererro's cross from the left. Portugal won in front of a crowd of 42,759 in Moscow .

Russia-US deconfliction channel in Syria is working - Pentagon
And two further incidents on Monday look set to heighten tensions between the USA and Russian Federation further. The U.S. -led Combined Joint Task Force said the drone displayed "hostile intent" as it approached the outpost.

Cristiano Ronaldo the difference once again for Portugal
Herculez Gomez and the FC panel look at Mexico's lacklustre win over New Zealand , and the changes that affected their play . And Peralta hit the victor in the 72nd minute when Aquino pulled the ball back for the 33-year-old to find the net.

Saudi Arabia offers apology over minute's silence controversy
Saudi Arabia met Australia for a World Cup qualifier at the Adelaide Oval stadium in South Australia . Australia beat Saudi Arabia 3-2 to share the top spot with Japan in their World Cup qualifying group.

All Whites beaten by Russian Federation
In goal, they have the evergreen Igor Akinfeev and in defense Vasili Berezulski, Sergei Ignasevich and Dimitri Kombasov. Next year's World Cup will take place in 12 stadiums spread across 11 cities, including Moscow , St.

Giovani Dos Santos features in 2-1 MEX-NZL Confederations Cup match
The first half had been all Portugal and had they been a little more clinical, they would have had a fairly comfortable lead. A day after Ronaldo was summoned to court in Spain over allegations relating to a complex tax fraud, his goal was simple.

Rouhani says will not back down from missile program
He also invited the entire Iranian nation to participate in Quds Day demonstrations adding: "The Iranian nation will attend the Quds Day demonstration better than last year".

Immigration rights activists are pleased by Trumps decision to k
This document was meant to protect all immigrant parents of USA citizens as well as other immigrants without necessary papers. Continuation of the DACA program had won widespread praise from critics of Trump's overall approach to immigration.

Will Theresa May become Brexit's scapegoat?
After talks with Irish premier Leo Varadkar, Mrs May insisted any deal with the DUP would not damage the Northern Irish peace process.

Amid Tumult at Uber, Bill Gurley Is Said to Be Leaving Board
It is only when those startups are in a precarious position or are declining that shareholders move to protect their investment. With Kalanick out of the way, Uber could go a long way toward boosting morale by giving employees more liquidity.

Conor McGregor Could Still Defend UFC Title Before End Of 2017
When you talk about a guy like Floyd Mayweather - the lawsuit if that ever happened. you all know how much Conor likes money. He said that even if that happens, it wouldn't damage the UFC or McGregor's credibility. "He's in the prime of his career".