US President urges Egypt to resolve Arab-Qatar dispute

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, July 6, 2017

United States President Donald Trump has spoken with his Egyptian counterpart about the ongoing dispute between Qatar and four Arab countries.

The president called Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi from Air Force One on Wednesday, while en route to Poland. He called on “all parties to negotiate constructively to resolve the dispute” with Qatar and to “stop terrorist financing and discredit extremist ideology.”

Foreign ministers from four Arab nations seeking to isolate Qatar over its alleged support for extremist groups met in Cairo on Wednesday to address the diplomatic crisis roiling the Persian Gulf.

Trump also raised the issue of North Korea in his call to al-Sisi, following Pyonyang’s ballistic missile test this week. He stressed the need to stop hosting North Korean guest workers, and economic or military benefits to North Korea

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