06 Jun '17, 12pm

Donald Trump throws ties with key ally Qatar into crisis

Donald Trump throws ties with key ally Qatar into crisis

WASHINGTON (AFP) – In a series of morning tweets, President Donald Trump threw Washington’s relations with Doha into deep crisis on Tuesday (June 6) and raised doubts about the future of the largest US air base in the Middle East. Trump publicly accused key regional ally Qatar of funding extremism, while tacitly backing a blockade of the emirate, home to the Al-Udeid Air Base near Doha where around 10,000 US military personnel are stationed. The base is also the regional headquarters of US special forces and air force commands – two vital components of American military operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and beyond. Trump’s comments came after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states broke diplomatic relations with their smaller neighbour. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up The US leader appeared to claim credit for Gulf states ...

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