Trump Offers to Mediate Talks on Qatar Crisis

Kuwait Emir to hold talks with Trump

In an Oval Office meeting with congressional Democrats on Thursday, President Donald Trump reportedly complained that Air Force One is smaller than the plane flown by the emir of Kuwait, who visited the White House this week.

The Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah said he was confident that feuding Arab countries would overcome their differences as Qatar was ready to negotiate 13 demands set forth by the three Gulf countries and Egypt.

Trump's comments come months after an inflammatory speech in Saudi Arabia, his accusations that Qatar funds terrorism, and after apparently taking credit for encouraging the blockade in a series of Twitter posts.

Saudi Arabia as well as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of bankrolling Islamist extremist groups.

Trump says he will discuss the diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and its Arab neighbors. It recently restored full diplomatic ties to Iran, with which it shares a massive offshore natural gas field that makes its citizens among the world's wealthiest.

Kuwait Emir to hold talks with Trump
Donald Trump calls for 'united GCC', offers to mediate

"The United States and Kuwait both recognize the importance of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) unity, to meet the challenges of the region that we all face together", Tillerson said.

The Quartet added that the preconditions set by the minister confirm Qatar's lack of seriousness about holding a dialogue, combating and putting an end to financing terrorism and interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, they said. "The hope has not ended yet". "But it is something that could happen", Trump said.

"I think we have a chance of doing it", he said.

In response to a reporter's question, Trump briefly spoke about his administration's efforts to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

"We support his efforts to help bring about a settlement", Tillerson said of the Kuwaiti leader.

Chelsea beat Leicester City in EPL
Islam Slimani had a big chance to open the scoring 60 seconds before Morata's strike but was denied by Thibaut Courtois. The England striker converted from the spot to provide Leicester some hope going into the final half hour of the match.

Related News:

  • Kurdish-led SDF launch operation against IS in Deir al-Zor

    Kurdish-led SDF launch operation against IS in Deir al-Zor

    The SDF is still battling to eliminate Isis from the final areas it controls in Raqqa, northwest of Deir Ezzor . The commander of the US-led coalition, Lieutenant General Paul Funk, welcomed the start of the SDF operation.
    Wolf: USC quarterback Sam Darnold erases everyone else's mistakes

    Wolf: USC quarterback Sam Darnold erases everyone else's mistakes

    But Shaw cautioned that doesn't illustrate the entire picture, recounting conversations from when he recruited Love to Palo Alto. Like Stanford's Love, USC has a reliable tailback in Ronald Jones II who rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns last weekend.
    Cubs' Blowout Loss to Brewers One of Worst in Rivalry's History

    Cubs' Blowout Loss to Brewers One of Worst in Rivalry's History

    In Garza's defense, the Brewer hitters didn't show up again. They were unable to find that big clutch hit though. At times this season, he was productive.
  • Manchester United and Liverpool pundits disagree over Sadio Mane

    Manchester United and Liverpool pundits disagree over Sadio Mane

    Of course, it was going to end up this way with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men for about 53 minutes. Prior to the goal, the Reds had looked threatening but never came close to putting the ball into the back of the net.
    Everything we expect to see at Apple's big iPhone 8 reveal

    Everything we expect to see at Apple's big iPhone 8 reveal

    The first discovery is a stunning set of new wallpapers coming with iOS 11 and the first look at the LTE Apple Watch . It looks like Apple will make use of another physical button - the power switch - for multifunctional use.
    Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma

    Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma

    The most recent briefing on Hurricane Irma was published by the National Weather Service at 5 p.m. Thursday and describes moderate-to-high confidence in impact for the central part of the state.
  • Don Williams, 'Gentle Giant' of country music, dies aged 78

    Don Williams, 'Gentle Giant' of country music, dies aged 78

    The Texas native won his first talent contest at the tender age of three and formed a band with his friends as a teenager. Country's " Gentle Giant " was 78. "Tulsa Time", "I Believe in You" and "It Must Be Love", and "Good Ole Boys Like Me".
    Stop ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

    Stop ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

    The 20-year-old, who is about to begin studying at Oxford University, said: 'Every time I see the news, my heart breaks. Atiqur Rahman. "People were squeezing into whatever space they could find on the rickety boats".
    Up to 300000 Rohingya could flee Myanmar

    Up to 300000 Rohingya could flee Myanmar

    Highlighting the poor conditions of the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, Erdoğan revealed Turkey's plans to improve the situation. He maintained that the Rohingyas were illegal immigrants who needed to be deported "as per the law".
  • How serious was the Mexican earthquake?

    How serious was the Mexican earthquake?

    Many people sustained injuries in the 7.3 quake that hit the country just hours after the one in Mexico . A three-foot tsunami was confirmed in Mexico but officials warned of waves as tall as 10 feet.
    Katia makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast, weakens to tropical storm

    Katia makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast, weakens to tropical storm

    Forecasters warned that Hurricane Katia could strengthen as it moves toward the coast of Mexico early Friday. Forecasters said Hurricane Katia could have "major" strength when it makes landfall in Mexico.
    Hurricane Irma forces evacuation of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

    Hurricane Irma forces evacuation of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

    Trump has repeatedly returned to his Mar-a-Lago property since becoming president, both to relax and to conduct state business. Instead, it will be a storm surge, which he said could sea levels rising 8 feet in a worst-case scenario.


Most liked

Unruly flyers to face life ban
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation ( DGCA ) will maintain the record of all such blacklisted passengers. The passenger will face a minimum of two years of ban for " life threatening behaviour", assaults and damage to the aircraft.

Local PG&E workers fly to Florida to help after Hurricane Irma strikes
The NHC forecast Irma would hit northern Florida at 8 a.m. He said that more shelters would be opened on Saturday. It has not made an announcement about its St.

Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross misses Manchester United clash with back injury
But he admitted that Stoke , for whom former United player Darren Ferguson was excellent in midfield, probably deserved the point. After a touchline row during the 2-2 draw, Mourinho snubbed Hughes when he tried to shake his hand at the final whistle.