Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Persian Gulf tension

The Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the final session of the South American-Arab Countries summit, in Riyadh in 2015. Photo by Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump offered Wednesday to personally broker a resolution to the Persian Gulf’s escalating diplomatic crisis, as both he and Qatar looked past his pointed suggestion only a day earlier that the tiny gas-rich nation enables terrorism. In a phone call with Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikh Tamin...

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