April 3, 2018 / 7:56 PM / 16 days ago

Trump discusses Iran threat with Qatar emir - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the threat posed by Iran with the emir of Qatar on Tuesday and also stressed the importance of resolving the rift among Gulf nations, the White House said.

FILE PHOTO: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani speaks during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

“The leaders discussed Iran’s increasingly reckless behaviour in the region and the threat it poses to regional stability,” the White House said in a statement. Trump emphasized to the emir “that it is critical to end the Gulf dispute,” it said.

The White House said Trump spoke on Monday with King Salman of Saudi Arabia about the split in the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as other regional issues, including Syria and Yemen.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander

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