US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani (R) sign a memorandum of understanding in Doha, Qatar (11 July 2017)

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The US secretary of state signed a memorandum of understanding together with his Qatari counterpart

The 4 Arab states main a boycott of Qatar say it is going to proceed regardless of a deal between Washington and Doha to fight the financing of terrorism.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt stated the deal brokered by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday was “not sufficient”.

Qatar’s authorities “can’t be trusted”, they added, citing earlier agreements.

The 4 have accused the emirate of supporting terrorist teams throughout the area. It has denied any wrongdoing.

Qatar was introduced with an inventory of calls for two weeks in the past that included shutting down the Al Jazeera information community, closing a Turkish navy base, chopping ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and downgrading relations with Iran.

However after receiving what they known as a “damaging” response final week, the 4 states stated they might take additional “political, financial and authorized measures”.

Mr Tillerson flew to Doha on Tuesday to signal a memo of understanding between the US and Qatar on terrorism financing that was proposed when President Donald Trump attended the Arab Islamic American Summit within the Saudi capital in Might.

“The settlement which we each have signed on behalf of our governments represents weeks of intensive discussions between consultants and reinvigorates the spirit of the Riyadh summit,” Mr Tillerson advised a joint information convention together with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani.

“The memorandum lays out a sequence of steps that every nation will soak up coming months and years to interrupt and disable terror financing flows and intensify counter-terrorism actions globally,” he added.

Sheikh Mohammed stated Qatar was the primary nation within the area to signal such an settlement with the US and known as on the “siege” nations to observe swimsuit.

Qatar has acknowledged offering help to Islamist teams designated as terrorist organisations by a few of its neighbours, notably the Muslim Brotherhood and the Hamas motion. Nevertheless it has denied aiding militant teams linked to al-Qaeda or so-called Islamic State.

In a while Tuesday, the Saudi-led bloc issued a joint assertion saying that whereas it appreciated US efforts to fight terrorism, extra wanted to be completed.

“It should be careworn that this step isn’t sufficient and the 4 nations will intently watch how severe the Qatari authorities are of their combat towards all types of funding, supporting and embracing terrorism,” the assertion stated.

The Qatari authorities wanted to do present their “seriousness in getting again to the pure and proper path” and “comprehensively implement the simply calls for” of its neighbours, it added.

Mr Tillerson, who has stated the calls for should be “affordable and actionable” and known as for “constructive dialogue”, is scheduled to carry talks with the international ministers of the 4 states within the Saudi port metropolis of Jeddah on Wednesday.