Qatar emir meets ally Erdogan in first foreign trip since crisis

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Al-Zaabi expressed his regret that the Qatari delegation is raising this matter for the second time during the day, which indicates that there is no honest intention on Qatar's part to review its policies and positions in support of terrorism and extremism.

On the first stop on his trip, the emir met Thursday night in Ankara with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who's been a major supporter of his country during the three-month-old diplomatic rift that's left Qatar isolated from its Gulf neighbors.

"The boycott was motivated by the damage caused by Qatar's irresponsible behaviour in supporting, funding and providing shelter to terrorists and terrorist organisations, which is what pushed our countries to make the decision to boycott Qatar".

Analysts and experts have suggested al-Hail is being supported by the Arab countries now boycotting Qatar, something he denies.

Klein added that "it's wrong to meet with them without seeing that they've made serious movement toward reform and change".

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He will then head to France to meet its leader and discuss the ongoing Gulf dispute. "They fund Hamas, they broadcast Nazi-like propaganda on Al Jazeera, they have close relations with Iran".

"The Emir is confident that he can buy a whole new image among American Jews even as he traffics in global antisemitism through Al Jazeera and grants sanctuary to mass murderers", the ad - sponsored by the World Values Network, a group headed by New York-based Rabbi Shmuley Boteach - declared.

Al Zaabi said that the four countries welcome the convening of the panel and restate their condemnation of the imposition of coercive measures because they are contrary to global laws and represent violations of human rights. Muzin's firm Stonington Strategies announced the initiative last week, with Muzin saying he believed that the Qataris were "sincere" in their desire to improve relations with "the US and the Jewish community worldwide". Muzin is known for his strong ties with Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

In related news, US President Donald Trump resumed his calls to the region on Tuesday in a phone conversation with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

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