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Saudi King Salman, Trump, discuss Qatar dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) and his delegation, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (3rd L), sit down to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Saudi delegation at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd L) and his delegation, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (3rd L), sit down to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Saudi delegation at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

15 July 2017
US President Donald Trump on Friday discussed with Saudi King Salman efforts to resolve the month-long dispute between Qatar and four Arab states, the White House said.

Speaking from Air Force One by phone, Trump emphasized the need to cut all funding for terrorism and discredit extremist ideology.

The two leaders underscored the importance of following through on commitments from the Riyadh Summit, according to a readout from the White House.

The Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) — comprising Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain — cut ties with Qatar over allegations it funds extremist groups and is allying with Iran. Qatar denies this.

King Salman congratulated Trump on the victory over Daesh in Mosul.

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