US, Qatar Making Sure Terrorism Financing in Middle East Stopped

Marsha Scott
April 12, 2018

Qatar, which hosts al-Udeid Air Base, home to almost 10,000 American troops, has signed agreements with the United States for sharing information on terrorists and their money supplies.

On the sidelines of the event, Sheikh Hamad al-Thani also said that "Qatar Taxi will pursue several strategic partnerships with ministries and authorities in addition to launching a wide range of offers to meet the needs of the society".

Last summer, Trump took the side of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries in their ongoing diplomatic crisis with Qatar. "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!" he said last June.

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have led an economic blockade of Qatar for its alleged support of terror and cozy relations with Iran.

"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology".

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Trump seems to have moderated his stance in recent months and during the meeting eased tensions by mentioning Saudi Arabia and the UAE as other past sponsors of terrorism.

President Donald Trump is hosting the ruling emir of Qatar, the tiny gas-rich nation he once accused of funding terrorism.

"He's been very helpful, he's been supporting us during this blockade and I would also like to thank the American people for being very supportive". We can not tolerate a war criminal, we can not tolerate someone who killed half a million of his own people.

"We have a gentleman on my right who buys a lot of equipment from us, a lot of purchases in the United States and a lot of military airplanes, missiles, lots of different things", Trump said. The Qatari emir held talks with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday. The day before the emir's visit, the administration told Congress that it plans to approve a deal to sell $300 million in "Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems" to Qatar, including 5,000 high-explosive warheads and the same number of rocket motors.

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