The United States and Qatar have said that there was an urgent need to resolve the Gulf dispute to enable the US to work together with a united GCC to promote regional security and stability, and stand against “Iran’s dangerous activities”.
Acting Secretary of State John J Sullivan met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani here on Tuesday.
According to a press release issued here on Tuesday by the Office of the Spokesperson, the Acting Secretary and the Emir discussed a range of important bilateral and regional issues, including Syria.
“The leaders addressed the urgent need to resolve the Gulf dispute to enable the US to work together with a united GCC to promote regional security and stability, and stand against Iran’s dangerous activities.”
On counterterrorism, the Acting Secretary commended Qatar’s recent public announcement of terrorist designations and affirmed the US commitment to working with all GCC partners to ensure designations are fully enforced. Finally, Acting Secretary Sullivan extended the United States’ appreciation to the Emir for Qatar’s longtime friendship and strategic partnership with the US, according to the press release.