WASHINGTON D.C., 9th June, 2017 (WAM) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Qatar to stop funding terrorism.
"The nation of Qatar unfortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level," Trump said in a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the While House.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar on Monday over fomenting instability in the region and supporting extremism.
"We had a decision to make, do we take the easy road or do we finally take a hard but necessary action? We have to stop the funding of terrorism. I decided, along with secretary of state Rex Tillerson, our great generals and military people, the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding, they have to end that funding and its extremist ideology," Trump said.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain on Friday put dozens of figures and entities with links to Qatar on terrorism blacklists