Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, July 28th, 2017

Trump, Sisi Underline Combating Terrorism

Trump, Sisi Underline Combating Terrorism

CAIRO - U.S. President Donald Trump asserted in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday the importance of resuming efforts of combating terrorism decisively, official news agency MENA reported.
"The two presidents underlined also the importance of standing together as one strong front against terrorism, the militant and extremist groups, and the countries funding terrorism, morally or financially," the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
"The policy of intervention in other countries' affairs via supporting terrorism and extremist thoughts in the region becomes unacceptable," the statement added.
Egypt along with other big Arab powers decided on Monday to sever the relations with the Gulf gas-rich country Qatar over alleged accusations of supporting terror groups and intervention in other countries' internal affairs.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain named in a joint statement early Friday that 59 people and 12 entities that financed terrorist organizations and previously received support from Qatar.
The United States offered mediation and urged the Arab Gulf countries to remain united.
Trump and the Egyptian president stressed also the continuation of cooperation and coordination at high levels to ensure pushing forward the efforts of restoring peace in the Middle East and uprooting terrorism ultimately, the presidency added. (Xinhua)