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Trump urges Saudi king in call to end Qatar crisis


RIYADH, Sept. 1 — U.S. President Donald Trump urged Saudi King
Salman Wednesday in a call to find a diplomatic resolution to end the Qatar
crisis, local media reported.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt had cut off
diplomatic ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting
terrorism.Other countries including Libya, Yemen and the Maldives have
followed suit.
Qatar strongly denied the charges against it, while rejecting a list of 13
demands put forward by the bloc for resuming diplomatic ties.Kuwait has
been trying to mediate the crisis and several top Western diplomats have
toured the region to try to defuse the row, including U.S. Secretary of
States Rex Tillerson. – XINHUA