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Trump once accused the tiny gas-rich nation of funding terrorism at a "high level".

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis welcomed Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, to the Pentagon to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the US and Qatar.

A top fundraiser for Trump also filed a lawsuit last month against Qatar and lobbyists working for the state, alleging they hacked his and his wife's emails as part of the ongoing dispute. Qatar, which hosts al-Udeid Air Base, home to almost 10,000 American troops, has signed agreements with the United States for sharing information on terrorists and their money supplies. Qatar denies the allegations and says the moves attempt to undermine its sovereignty.

Al Thani ayaa sheegay inuu si gaar ah ugu mahadnaqayo Trump iyo dowlada Maraykanka kaalinta iyo taageerada ay siiso dalka Qatar, isagoo sheegay in ay ka wadahadleen arrimaha khilaafka u dhaxeeya wadamada Khaliijka iyo waliba dagaalka ka socda wadanka Siiriya. Qatar denies that charge but has taken steps to address USA concerns.

"I want to make something very clear, Mr. President", he said.

The whirlwind PR tour of the U.S. by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has put a bright spotlight on the Kingdom's spat with Qatar. That put him at odds with Rex W. Tillerson, then his secretary of state, who sympathized with Qatar as it endured the Saudi-led boycott. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the laser-guided rockets would help Qatar modernize its military and wouldn't alter the basic military balance in the region.

"We have a gentleman on my right who buys a lot of equipment from us, a lot of purchases in the United States and a lot of military airplanes, missiles, lots of different things", Trump said.

The leaders are set to carry a gathering and dealing lunch that the White Home mentioned would concentrate on strengthening ties, together with safety and financial points.

"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology".

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