CAIRO – 19 July 2017: The terrorism financiers in Qatar are still using the state’s financial system according to a report from the U.S. Department of State issued Wednesday.
According to Al Arabiya channel, the U.S. State Department said that Qatar is trying to make progress regarding countering terrorism; however, the “terrorism financers” are still taking advantage of its system.
The report considered ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and other groups backed by Tehran as representing the first threat to the American administration, adding that Hezbollah is playing an essential role in backing the Syria’s current regime and “its crimes”.
On June 9, President Trump called on Qatar to end its funding of terrorism. “The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a funder of terrorism. We have to stop the funding of terrorism; the time has come to call on Qatar to end its funding and its extremist ideology,” he said during a press conference with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohanni.
Trump added that it’s his priority as a president to keep people safe. “We ask Qatar and other countries to do more, and do it fast,” he said. The American president’s statement followed his trip to the Middle East region, which included Saudi Arabia.
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