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As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror

The Latest: Qatar FM speeks with US Secretary of State Qatar rejects Saudi-led bloc's 'terror' list
Saul Franklin | 15 June, 2017, 02:34

Among the individuals named is Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric considered a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni Islamist group.

Saudi Arabia's closure of Qatar's only land border earlier this week sparked fears of major price hikes and food shortages for its population of 2.7 million people, with long queues forming as some supermarkets began running out of stock.

"Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", Tillerson said. We have to stop the funding of terrorism.

Qatar's ambassador to Washington said on Thursday that his government trusted in Trump's ability to resolve the dispute.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani was in Moscow on Saturday after talks in Germany on Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who initially offered to host a White House meeting to resolve the prevailing Gulf crisis, also attacked Doha, accusing the monarchy of sponsoring terrorism.

Qatar has angered its neighbours for years by supporting the Brotherhood, a decades-old movement that calls for rule based on Islamic principles.

Egypt separately has asked the United Nations Security Council to investigate reports that Qatar "paid up to $1 billion to a terrorist group active in Iraq" to recently free 26 hostages, including members of its ruling family, saying it would violate U.N. sanctions. Barcelona have had Qatar Airways as their shirt sponsor since 2013 and reports now suggest that people who are spotted wearing the club's colours could face a fine of up to £110,000 or 15 years in prison.

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Qatar says its foreign minister has spoken to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for US military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

With supply chains disrupted and concern mounting about economic turbulence, banks and firms in Gulf Arab states were trying to keep business links to Qatar open and avoid a costly firesale of assets.

Qatar dismissed the latest move by its neighbours, saying it "reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact".

"Our position on countering terrorism is stronger than numerous signatories of the joint statement - a fact that has been conveniently ignored by the authors", it said in a statement.

After severing ties with Qatar on Monday, Saudi Arabia said it was committed to "decisive and swift action to cut off all funding sources for terrorism" in a statement carried by state news agency SPA, attributed to "an official source".

Others are prominent Islamist militants who have fought in Libya and Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the other hand, has approved sending troops to an existing Turkish base in Qatar as a sign of support.

Turkey will send warplanes and warships to Qatar after an initial deployment of troops, the mass-circulation Hurriyet newspaper said on its website.

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