Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

Tillerson is calling on Saudi Arabia Egypt the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to immediately ease their blo

The biggest concentration of United States military personnel in the Middle East is at Qatar's Al Udeid Air Base. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this holy month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately", Tillerson said.

"I have never seen Qatar supporting terrorism, the accusations are not true".

Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours. Al Udeid Air Base is the busiest USAF installation in the Middle East, and it serves as the launching point and command center for the air campaign against Islamic State.

Four Arab countries which cut ties with Qatar this week over its alleged support of terrorism on Friday designated dozens of people with alleged links to Qatar as terrorists, intensifying a row that threatens the region's stability.

During a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President Trump stressed the "importance of maintaining unity among Arab countries", according to the White House.

Gabriel said it was important to prevent any "further escalation" and that Germany was willing to help with any negotiations, noting that other diplomatic efforts were already being made by the U.S., Kuwait and others, and that he was "optimistic" they would be able to organize talks.

A source at pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera, which is backed by Doha, said on Thursday the network was combating a large-scale cyber attack but remained operational.

Other regional players have come out in support of Qatar.

It said the list shows that Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organisations on the other hand".

Turkey has also promised to send food and water supplies to Qatar, if needed. The move is a sign of support for the Gulf state in its dispute with its regional neighbors.

More than a third of the world's liquefied natural gas trade comes from Qatar, making it the world's largest producer and exporter of LNG.

But he also warned the response - Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties on Monday and are trying to blockade Qatar by air and sea - could be counterproductive.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump has accused Qatar of funding terrorism, and urged it to stop.

The U.S. also has multiple bases in Saudi Arabia and in Bahrain, a small island nation that serves as the home of the U.S. Fifth Fleet.

Trump said "Nations came together and spoke to me about confronting Qatar over its behavior".

"The Government of the State of Qatar strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms".

"We are of the view that all parties should resolve their differences through a process of constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations based on well-established global principles of mutual respect, sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries", it said.

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