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Posted On: 20 September 2017 12:00 am
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LATEST: Trump meets with Emir, believes GCC crisis can be solved quickly

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Cover image credit: @MOFAQatar_en (Twitter) Following the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday, President Trump and HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim met to discuss the ongoing crisis in the GCC.

Trump said he believes that the conflict will be resolved quickly after his meeting with the Emir. Initially Trump’s stance on Qatar supported the Saudi bloc’s allegations that it funded terrorism, which also did not align with the view of other US state officials’ such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who said that the blockade should be lifted.

HH the Emir & @POTUS stress the importance & strength of the Qatar-US partnership. Discussed military, economic & security relations.
— Meshal Hamad AlThani (@Amb_AlThani) September 19, 2017

According to the Emir, Qatar and the US have a strong relationship. With the largest US military base in the Middle East located in Qatar, the ties between the two countries have been positive. The Emir said he also believes that Trump's interference will help resolve the conflict saying, “We have always said that we are open to dialogue and we will always be open to dialogue.”

The Emir also spoke at the UNGA 2017 yesterday, addressing a range of issues from the Gulf dispute to the conditions in war-torn Middle Eastern countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, among others. What are your thoughts on the latest development? Comment below! Don’t forget to give us a like and a share! It keeps us going!