President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed efforts by the leader of Kuwait, a staunch American ally, to mediate a festering diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and its Arab neighbors that could have implications for the USA military presence in the region.
The Saudi-led Arab countries, also close US allies, have presented Qatar with a list of 13 demands to restore relations, which the Qataris have so far rejected.
HH the Emir welcomed the proposal of his brother HRH the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia during the call to assign two envoys to resolve controversial issues in a way that does not affect the sovereignty of States.
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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced on June 5 they had cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, accusing it of having ties with Shiite Iran and fundamentalist Islamist groups.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before the visit that it was aimed at getting Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations in the region to stand in "unity" with Israel and confront Iran. Although Qatar has rejected some of them out of hand, Sheikh Sabah said he believed negotiations were possible.
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"And there may be no solution, but it's one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on", Kushner said. "Any dialogue on meeting their demands should not be preceded by any prior conditions", they said in a statement that was an unusual, personal rebuke in the clubby world of Gulf Arab states.
Trump also warned that while he would prefer "not going the route of the military", military action against Pyongyang was something that "certainly could happen", agencies reported.
Donald Trump appeared to enjoy his recent visit with Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, calling him a "good partner" and a "very special person".
"The Palestinians and Israelis, we are discussing, we are working".
He has said that the Emir of Kuwait is now helping America in the Gulf and that "things are going well". Today, Kuwait hosts some 13,500 American troops, many at Camp Arifjan south of Kuwait City, which also is home to the forward command of U.S. Army Central.