Pantagon: Matisse Spoke By Telephone With Qatar’s Defense Minister

Baghdad - "Minister Jim Matisse spoke by telephone on Tuesday evening with his Qatari counterpart after a decision by some Arab countries to sever diplomatic ties with Doha," a spokesman for the US Defense Department said.

In a statement, the US Defense Department praised Qatar for hosting an important US air base and for its "permanent commitment to regional security" while US President Donald Trump praised the Arab states' decision before calling King Salman and stressing the need for Gulf unity.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency