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Trump says solution to Qatar crisis should be based on Riyadh Summit pledges

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King Salman and President Trump discussed the need to defeat terrorism, cut off terrorist funding, and combat extremist ideology
King Salman and President Trump discussed the need to defeat terrorism, cut off terrorist funding, and combat extremist ideology

Al Arabiya, 31 August 2017 - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and US President Donald Trump discussed the need to defeat terrorism, cut off terrorist funding, and combat extremist ideology in a phone call on Wednesday.

The US President urged a diplomatic resolution to the Qatar crisis that follows through on their commitments made at the Riyadh Summit, to maintain unity while fighting terrorism.

The two leaders also addressed the threat Iran poses to the region.

King Salman offered his condolences, President Trump after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas and caused a number of casualties.

King Salman and President Trump praised the resilience of the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, the White House said in a statement.