Trump's anti-Qatar tweets muddle view of US stance on GCC crisis

The White House says President Donald Trump has held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab countries.

by

    The White House says President Donald Trump has held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab countries.

    In a phone call, the president stressed the need for unity in the region. But earlier on Tuesday, he appeared to support the isolation of Qatar in a series of tweets.

    Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Adel al Jubeir said Doha must stop supporting "extremist" groups and change its policies. Qatar has firmly rejected the accusations against it.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett has reaction from Washington, DC.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.