U.S. President Donald Trump spoke separately to the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar on Sunday to discuss his "concerns about the ongoing dispute" between Qatar and its Gulf and Arab neighbors, the White House said.
Trump, who is spending a long weekend at his property in New Jersey, spoke to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, as well as Abu Dhabi's crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.
"He reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology. The president also underscored that unity in the region is critical to accomplishing the Riyadh Summit's goals of defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability," the White House said.
"President Trump, nevertheless, believes that the overriding objective of his initiative is the cessation of funding for terrorism," it said.