'Cooperation Between American and Kuwait Has Never Been Stronger'

Katrina Barker
September 12, 2017

Trump initially appeared to side with Saudi Arabia, but then instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to support the Kuwaiti mediation effort.

Kuwait's Emir was in Washington on Thursday where he met with United States President Donald Trump to discuss several topics including the ongoing crisis involving Qatar and several of its neighboring countries. They say it is the world's most complex and hard deal, you know that. "If I can help mediate between Qatar and in particular the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia, I would be willing to do so", he said.

Kuwait has been trying to mediate the dispute between Qatar and its US-allied Arab neighbors.

"We call on our GCC and Egyptian allies to focus on our commitments at that Saudi Arabia summit to continue our joint efforts to drive out and defeat terrorists". He noted Qatar had been presented with a list of 13 demands by the other countries and was willing to discuss them. But he said: "We're going to give it our best". In July, however, Kushner said that finding a peace deal might not be possible.

President Donald Trump's oldest son is scheduled to make his first appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday as part of a Senate investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and a meeting he had with Russians during his father's campaign previous year. It recently restored full diplomatic ties to Iran, with which it shares a massive offshore natural gas field that makes its citizens among the world's wealthiest. We'll come together very quickly.

In response to a reporter's question, Trump briefly spoke about his administration's efforts to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Amir al-Sabah is leading a Kuwaiti delegation to the United States for the second annual United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue, which will include Cabinet-level meetings on education, trade, investment, homeland security, and military cooperation.

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