"So we had a decision to make: Do we take the easy road or do we finally take a hard but necessary action?" "They have been definitely playing footsie with a lot of terrorist organizations, but we have a big air base there".
He added that the emir of Qatar has made progress in halting financial support and expelling terrorist elements from his country, but he must do more, and he must do it more quickly.
Previously, the US had insisted the Qatar crisis wouldn't affect USA military efforts in the Middle East.
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. "We are in favour of resolving any disagreements through. dialogue", Lavrov said. He also encouraged the other countries involved to mend the rift, citing reported humanitarian hardship in Qatar. He says the USA asks that there be "no further escalation". He called on Qatar "to be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors".
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have cut ties with Qatar, accusing their former Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ally of supporting extremist groups. "No more funding", Trump said.
In its latest Country Reports on Terrorism, the US State Department said Qatar in 2015 froze assets and imposed travel bans on Ka'bi and Kawari, both of whom are Qatari citizens.
"We call on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar", he said in Washington.
Trump said he'd told the kings, presidents and prime ministers that funding "Radical Ideology" can't be tolerated, and "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!"
Still, the Pentagon has been developing contingency plans in case there's any interruption, defense officials said. They warned, however, that their ability to make longer-term plans was being affected. Home to some 10,000 troops, it is central to the US-led fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
He said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al Udeid air base, a launching pad for USA military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. "Others must also continue to eliminate factions of support for violent organisations within their own borders". "We know you're stronger together". He said families were being separated, children removed from school and Qataris forced to deal with food shortages.
"We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy month of Ramadan", Tillerson said, referring to the most important holiday on the Muslim calendar.
The nations also said they planned to cut air and sea traffic.
A separate SPA report on Saturday acknowledged Tillerson's call for Qatar to curtail support for terrorism, but did not mention his remarks that the crisis was hurting ordinary Qataris, impairing business dealings and harming the US fight against the Islamic State militant group. CNN is reporting that USA investigators believe Russian hackers may have been behind the effort, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been sent to Qatar to help probe.
The president's sharp critique of Qatar pulled the USA directly into a conflict that American diplomats had wanted the bickering parties to resolve among themselves.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani spoke to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and also met his counterpart in Germany and was due in Moscow Saturday for further talks.
Trump has taken a starkly different tack, initially praising the move by Gulf nations to sever diplomatic relations with Doha before reversing course on Wednesday.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman happened to arrive in North Korea for his fifth trip to the rogue state the same day Warmbier left. His release brings the number of US citizens known to be in detention in the hermetic communist dictatorship down to three.
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Portugal won 2-1 the only time it faced Mexico in an official match, in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Russian Federation is the eight team to qualify, as they are hosts and automatically do so.
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To be fair to McIlroy, he's returning from injury and hasn't played as much golf as he would have liked to this year. Their departure raised the prospect of this US Open producing a seventh consecutive first-time victor at the Majors.
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All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze
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GOP offers 'compromise' state budget with familiar reforms
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Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever
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Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation
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Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation
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Five members of El-Wahabi family died in Grenfell Tower fire
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Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon
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