Macron tells Qatar Emir important to preserve stability in Gulf

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Jordan hopes for overcoming this unfortunate stage, he said.

Noteworthy that Qatar is an ally of the United States and hosts a USA military base in its territory, now the question is what happens to that, when the relationship with Qatar strains following this isolation and Trump's backing it.

Trump said the leaders he met on a Middle East trip had warned him that Qatar was funding "radical ideology" after he had demanded they take action to stop financing militant groups.

U.S. officials had said on Monday that the USA would quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, arguing that the small Gulf state was too important to U.S. military and diplomatic interests to be isolated.

"There has been no impact on our operations either in Qatar or with regards to airspace permission around it and we don't anticipate there will be", Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said.

With the same argument that Qatar provided support and shelter to leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group outlawed in Egypt and considered a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, those governments then withdrew their respective ambassadors from Doha. They said they would take a hard line on funding...

French President Emmanuel Macron told Qatar's emir it was important to preserve stability in the Gulf and that he supported all initiatives to appease tensions that have erupted between Qatar and its Arab neighbours.

The ban on Qatari flights, imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies, took effect yesterday as efforts were made to resolve the biggest feud to trouble the Gulf Cooperative Council in its history, according to AFP.

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- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. He also called the suspension of ties with Qatar "the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!"

In a call with Sheikh Sabah on Monday, Qatari leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani had agreed to put off a speech to the nation in order to give mediation a chance. The Al Udeid Air Base, southwest of Doha, is home to about 11,000 USA military personnel and serves as a base for US military flights to over 20 countries, including Iraq and Syria.

A senior government official said that all country investments in Egypt are secured by the law-including those of Qatar, despite Egypt cutting relations with the country. Its energy industry requires the construction material, as does Qatar's preparations for hosting the 2022 World Cup global tournament.

But Qatar has also always been accused by its Gulf neighbours and Egypt of supporting extremist groups.

Trump during his visit reportedly denounced Shi'ite Iran's interventions in Arab's affair.

Qatar and the other Arab states fell out over Doha's alleged support for Islamist militants and Shi'ite Iran.

The ransom, which Iraqi officials said was in the "hundreds of millions of dollars", was believed to have been paid to militias with close ties to Tehran.

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