US President Donald Trump hold phone conversation with Saudi King Salman, during they discussed efforts to resolve the month-long dispute between Qatar and four Gulf Arab states. In particular, Trump “emphasized the need to cut all funding for terrorism and discredit extremist ideology,” Reuters reported quoting the White House.
King Salman congratulated President Trump on the victory over the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq.
Iraqi forces backed by the U.S. military retook the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul this week after about nine months of fighting. Thousands of extremists were killed, and more than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers have died in the fighting.