Qatar row: Trump claims credit for isolation

Source: BBC News

US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for the pressure being placed on Qatar by Gulf neighbours who accuse it of supporting terrorism in the region.

He said his recent visit to Saudi Arabia was “already paying off” and the development might mark” beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism”.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Yemen, Libya’s eastern-based government and the Maldives have all cut diplomatic and other ties with Qatar.

Qatar strongly denies the allegations.

Analysts say the timing of the move, two weeks after the visit to Saudi Arabia by Mr Trump, is crucial.

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