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US, Qatar sign agreement on fighting terrorism

AFP  |  Doha 

The US and Qatar announced today they have signed an agreement on fighting terrorism, at a time when the emirate is facing sanctions from neighbouring countries which accuse it of supporting extremism.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani made the announcement at a joint conference in Doha.

Tillerson said the agreement was built on decisions made at a Riyadh summit in May to "wipe from the face of the Earth".

"As a result of President Trump's very strong call, these commitments for action, will begin immediately on a number of fronts."

Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar was the first country in the region to sign a bilateral agreement with on counter terror funding and called on what he called the "siege" nations to follow suit and sign their own agreements with the US.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 20:28 IST