American and Qatar sign deal for fighting terrorism sponsoring

Kuwait remains steadfast to help resolve Gulf crisis

Kuwait remains steadfast to help resolve Gulf crisis

Pressed by reporters on whether Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt would also be asked to sign a similar agreement, Nauert said, "I'm not certain if this memorandum is going to be extended to the other nations or could potentially be, but I don't want to get ahead of the secretary".

On Tuesday, after a stop in regional mediator Kuwait, Tillerson traveled to Doha where he described Qatar as being "reasonable" in its dispute with the four states.

The secretary of state also met the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in an attempt to mend fences between the crucial USA allies.

On Tuesday, the United States and Qatar signed an agreement, which aimed at combating the financing of terrorism, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha to try to end a month-long rift between Western-allied Arab states.

Qatar's isolation has caused a food shortage in the country with the nation importing most of its food products.

Faisal Abbas, editor-in-chief of the Saudi daily Arab News, framed the security agreement signed between the USA and Qatar as a win for the quartet, but added that "it is not time to party just yet".

The four Arab states leading a boycott of Qatar say it will continue despite a deal between Washington and Doha to combat the financing of terrorism. Rival Bahrain houses the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet.

"The memorandum lays out a series of steps that each country will take in coming months and years to interrupt and disable terror financing flows and intensify counter terrorism activities globally", Tillerson added.

Later on Tuesday, the Saudi-led bloc issued a joint statement saying that while it appreciated United States efforts to combat terrorism, more needed to be done.

The 13-point list demanded that Qatar cut its ties with Iran, close a Turkish military base on its soil and shut down Al Jazeera and its affiliates. Iran, Saudi Arabia's main rival, has offered to export food to Qatar and on Wednesday announced it was boosting ties with the Gulf state of Oman.

The US and Qatar have signed a deal to combat terror financing as the oil-rich Gulf nation faces sanctions from its neighbouring countries for allegedly supporting extremism.

Qatar has been trying to secure other sources for its domestic food supply, and has turned to Turkey, Morocco, Iran and as far as Peru while the blockade was still in place.

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