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Why Qatar Is Causing Headaches For Trump

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From causing rifts between allies in the Middle East to multi-million dollar investments in properties connected to the president, Trump's biggest headaches in the future could come out of oil-rich Qatar. ** UPDATE ** Qatar provided CNBC with a statement from Jassim Al-Thani, Media Attaché for the State of Qatar: “Qatar is a force for stability in the region, it is GCC neighbors who have negatively impacted the security and unity of the Middle East by launching an illegal blockade against our country.” “Last year, US intelligence officials confirmed that Qatar News Agency was hacked by hostile foreign powers, an illegal cyberattack that led directly to the current dispute. As a result of the blockade, families remain separated, students are unable to continue their education, and access to lifesaving medicine has been severely restricted. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed that the “unilateral measures” taken by the blockading countries have led to detrimental effects on ordinary citizens. The International Court of Justice ruled that the UAE must lift its measures against Qatar.” “Qatar has never supported terrorism or extremism in any form. On the contrary, Qatar is the only country that has taken concrete action to combat extremism after President Trump challenged Middle Eastern nations to “drive out” terrorists. Further, Qatar signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding with the US government to combat terrorism that goes further than any other Arab nation.” “Qatar hosts 11,000 American troops at Al Udeid Air Base, the largest US military base in the Middle East. And it recently broke ground on the base’s expansion, and just last week held the second US-Qatar Counterterrorism Dialogue. In the words of Defense Secretary James Mattis, the US “enjoys a longstanding defense relationship with Qatar – a strong and valued military partner.” “The money Qatar has spent in the United States pales in comparison to what has been spent by its neighbors to defame Qatar’s reputation in the US. While the blockading countries invested in a smear campaign, Qatar has focused its efforts on its positive relationship with United States and room for future cooperation in investment, countering terrorism, and defense.” » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC Why Qatar Is Causing Some Headaches For Trump | CNBC
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AL Mujib (2 days ago)
The signs of Saudi/UAE funding this CNBC report is so clear. Saudi Arabia are accusing Qatar of funding terrorism? When 15 Saudi nationals orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and the mastermind was a Saudi billionaire. Please don't insult our intelligence with this kind of reporting.
نادر الی راحمان (6 days ago)
I hate the Wahabbists and the Ayatollahs. They have funded so much radicalism in Pakistan.
Inez Qtaish (24 days ago)
INEZ Qtaish don't have anything and have not spent nothing, stop lying on inez Qtaish, I'm broke don't even have money for groceries, Inez Qtaish say" lying evildoers need to stop telling lies
haimen kulay (29 days ago)
Never ever trust US...
അബ്ദുല്‍ഗഫൂര്‍ കെടി ദോഹ ഖത്തര്‍ kunu kuzhippuram (29 days ago)
Ilove. You. My. ഖത്തർ
Let's Language Leraning Center (1 month ago)
is it island with tunneling of saudi arabia?
John Mambo (1 month ago)
If you’re like many Americans you might not now much about Qatar 😂😂😂
Zoya Khan (1 month ago)
so the anti Christ wants business out of defaming another country, same antics and no UN intervention as usual. Think they have everyone cornered.
Katherine W (2 months ago)
Act like a REAL MULTI BILLIONAIRE Pres. Trump. You are only after the rich Arab countries buying your weapons. No today...tomorrow Yes. A DOUBLE CROSSER attitude.
ASMR STAR (2 months ago)
After giving you money...now he is a friend 😄
BaMb1N079 (2 months ago)
It’s not been oil....it’s liquified natural gas. Do your homework!
Samara Boutalbi (1 month ago)
BaMb1N079 just call it lng
Mohammed Al-Marri (3 months ago)
So many missing details!!
TheeSGM (3 months ago)
This is a disgustingly biased anti-qatar report. But what's really shocking is how blatant CNBC is about becoming a stooge for Saudi and UAE propaganda.
Peter Pinto (3 months ago)
It's not Qu-itar, to pronounce it "cutter"
Noora AlMuftah (25 days ago)
No it’s ka-tar
Ghalia Al Mutawa (3 months ago)
It’s not pronounced "cutter” lol it’s pronounced "kah-tar"
Peter Pinto (3 months ago)
You sound like you are trying to say Guitar but someone sticks a finger up your butt, so it comes out Qu-itar
john kidd (3 months ago)
Yes I agree with you Ankur, background music, over powered the presenters voice and made this vid. crap to listen to.
J (3 months ago)
Nbc involved in politics now
sappo14 (3 months ago)
What should I trust anything NBC says, when they are owned by the same corporate interest who are dividing the world and obfuscating the truth? Anyone know of a good source, other than al jazera?
ABU AZOOZ (4 months ago)
Loooool who’s gonna fly the f15? Qatars population can be live peacefully in a hotel loooooool.
Crÿštáł Lìght (15 days ago)
Loool wow so funny don’t talk about other countries bc you don’t now how it’s loool so funny huh
Lary k (4 months ago)
What's wrong with the volume
mahdi shahin (4 months ago)
All. The people who born and live in Saudi Arabia have no human rights in the way government deals with them as illegal immigrants can America talk about this issue
4WesternCivilizaton (5 months ago)
Wtf is this news station about.. is this another delusional media network set on spreading misinformation.. I just watched one of their other videos and it was filled with propaganda and lies. This is so sickening now..
Wacky Dawg (5 months ago)
Yeah. 15 out of the 19 9/11 terrorists were "peaceful" Saudis. Saudis blaming Qatar for terrorism is hilarious!!!
fancy turtle master (2 months ago)
I mean we’re used to this type of behavior from uae and Saudi they ducking hate us
Reem A (4 months ago)
Dazza Johnson I know right!!!!
iDayez (5 months ago)
Dazza Johnson ikr wtf 😂
jasim ibrahim (5 months ago)
Donald Trump is a terrorist
Uziel David (5 months ago)
You have to have this irritating background music ?????
p ace (5 months ago)
Crazy unstable guy, one day hate a country then he likes a country then again hate the country.... Just imagine what type of psycho person we have as our president
Silver Instinct (3 months ago)
Basically that person wants to invade that country because it has interesting stuff.
DOC 11 (4 months ago)
Trump just stop attach Qatar because of F16 deal he looks for US interest stop heating man be fair
Ayan Kumar (5 months ago)
That's why majority of American are hybrids...
Yacobus Fitri (5 months ago)
Trump is causing headaches for himself!
mary humphreys (5 months ago)
Eazy Street (5 months ago)
Allyson Young (5 months ago)
Please delete the music so one can hear what is being said 🥁😩
subhadip ojha (5 months ago)
Al Jazeera like an isis official channel
SS S (2 months ago)
Rona Fanfouna 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Ghalia Al Mutawa (3 months ago)
Oh shut up
Rona Fanfouna (3 months ago)
How do you say your name riiekcjwjcjrjdkwkvjejxjwjc f😂😂😂😂
Qamar Pasha (5 months ago)
is cnbs running out content ...if not then why this reupload ..
Ace Attack (5 months ago)
Turkey will stand with Qatar
Brandon Black (5 months ago)
TRUMP 2020.....TRUMP JR. 2024.......Let's go!
paktofu123 (5 months ago)
Didn't everyone talk about how it's not kah tar and it's cutter a few years back lol
wilson bethlehem (5 months ago)
Qatar is the next target by US.
Ghalia Al Mutawa (2 months ago)
wilson bethlehem nope. Qatar is a US ally
IrvinLopezz (5 months ago)
Money money money
great outdoors (5 months ago)
Is our nut-case president still winning???>
Anex (5 months ago)
Fake fake
Crÿštáł Lìght (15 days ago)
Fake in your dreams it’s true
RAY飽飽 (5 months ago)
Shouldn't you pronounce Qatar as Cutter?
iDayez (5 months ago)
RAY飽飽 no its Ka-tar
August 13 (5 months ago)
so Qatar also paid you to show this 😑
Ghalia Al Mutawa (3 months ago)
August Hindu shut up
K S TV (5 months ago)
Top .01% = $atans children fighting over the Natural Resources of this Planet & Mentally Enslaving the Majority (99.99%).. 😂
Chris Ljubic (5 months ago)
CNBC if this was under president Obama, you would have called it "Why Qatar is causing a headache for the US" the reason you mention trump in your title is to deceive the audience into thinking somehow this problem only exists under trump. If you believe it does than perhaps you could explain to your viewers why Obamas slave markets in libya are thriving and an issue. Fake news strikes again.
Chris Ljubic (5 months ago)
+Gaius Scipio fair enough. Have a good day
Gaius Scipio (5 months ago)
Just seeking clarity. You see I didn't even realize the US went to war with Libya for starters.
Chris Ljubic (5 months ago)
The Obama admin had no congressional authorization of war pertaining to Libya, the bush admin did pertaining to Iraq. I see you are not interested in debating the actual point of what i was saying in the beginning, but rather a blame game of who's political favorite. Re-read my initial post and clarify for yourself. If you want to debate, Trump, Obama, Bush, and their actions as president i would be happy to, but my initial post was to highlight the hypocrisy of media outlets political favoritism in their posts which is UNHEALTHY FOR DEMOCRACY as it misshapes public opinion leading to misinformed rabid protests, and societal unease. I dont care which network is doing it it is wrong. I assume you believe propaganda is wrong as its basis is in manipulation?
Gaius Scipio (5 months ago)
Hmmm, interesting. So does that mean that the Bush administration is responsible for the turmoil in Iraq and perhaps even the Arab Spring? So did the Obama administration act unilaterally or did they have congressional support?
Chris Ljubic (5 months ago)
+Gaius Scipio under the obama administration libyan leader muamar ghaddafi was executed and the islamaic jihadists that overthrew him and have now developed an islamic state were trained, funded, and given intelligence as well as massive air support to carry this out from the obama admin. Since then african migrants flowing through libya have been aprehended by these groups and under islamic sharia law are being sold as slaves in open air markets. And as for income, i assume you are joking. The point was that headlines make all the difference and because some news outlets choose to be political they manipulate these haedlines to assign blame or throw darkness on political opponents maliciously. The result, the public in general is misinformed and misplace thier emotions to political targets of convenience.
simon scowled (5 months ago)
"Somebody" in DC is a Yuge flip flopper and back stabber
kim roger (5 months ago)
i have seen the same video before few days ago interesting
Adam C (5 months ago)
Trumps son own 666 fifth avenue. FIGURES!
Yacobus Fitri (5 months ago)
Does the devil live there?
Herbert N (5 months ago)
The Truth give tRUMP headaches. Mueller is Coming for him.
Samer eldon (5 months ago)
Qatar is too rich for y’all broke people
Samara Boutalbi (1 month ago)
I live in qatar...
X_Grave_ X (1 month ago)
African_Child _Labour_Worker cuz the CITIZENS are only like 310K
Ghalia Al Mutawa (3 months ago)
African_Child _Labour_Worker for cheaper labor. It’s a clever and popular business technique.
African_Child _Labour_Worker (5 months ago)
Then why do they need migrant workers?
Androiduserdropstheirphoneandthebatterydropsout (5 months ago)
What about human rights abuse in Qatar?
Sparrow Kampala (2 months ago)
They don't talk about it
Ghalia Al Mutawa (3 months ago)
Androiduserdropstheirphoneandthebatterydropsout what do you mean?
അബ്ദുല്‍ഗഫൂര്‍ കെടി ദോഹ ഖത്തര്‍ kunu kuzhippuram (5 months ago)
Pichkalu Pappita (5 months ago)
Isn't this a reupload
CIA NIGGER (5 months ago)
jean luke (5 months ago)
Next segment should be DNC, BO, HRC getting money personally from middle east countries.
Sonja Voigt (5 months ago)
I do not like US which threatens me! Am still a friend, but I do not remember how long!
roof pizza (5 months ago)
'Cause he's looking for the U????
a a (5 months ago)
Please help this family at www.gofundme.com,/g9tch-a-family-in-need
Keith Nordin (5 months ago)
It's Saudi Arabia and the UAE that are the trouble! 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudis! The rest were from the UAE! Suuni Wahhabi Muslims! The human rights infringements aren't any different between any of the actors! Jared Kushner gave up our intelligence assets to MBS, the Saudi Arabian Prince! Also, we've lost 30 such Chinese intelligence assets! I assume also that this can be accredited to Jared Kushner!
kiDkiDkiD12 (5 months ago)
Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan (5 months ago)
Where have I seen this video earlier?
Baahog Beelat (5 months ago)
Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan same channel. they've posted this already a few days back. based on the description, there's an update to include a statement from Qatar so they've reuploaded it.
Dung Nguyen (5 months ago)
the "funding" of terroism? Why couldn't he just say "fiancing" so he don't have to struggle to say "funding"
Zhin Null (5 months ago)
I think you mean "financing"
a a (5 months ago)
Please help this family who is in need at www.gofundme.com/g9tch-a-family-in-need
Hector Morales (5 months ago)
Hold up!!! At approximately a minute and 23 seconds into this video. The lies started. You mean to tell me Saudi Arabia was mad that Qatar supported Islamic extremist groups????? Yeah… the irony is not lost on that statement
chaabani noureddinne (1 month ago)
terrirism is supported by usa inorder to be paid back by these countries inorder to protect themselves from american blame
Skullking489 (5 months ago)
Are you dumb? Muslim extremist groups love slaughtering each other. The Sauds are accusing Qatar of playing for the other team.
Ankur Nigam (5 months ago)
Am I the only one getting irritated by background music 😣
arif ali (17 days ago)
Ankur Nigam me too
Izzy LaCrosse (5 months ago)
Ankur Nigam Absolutely not.
Juan Melgar (5 months ago)
megon gon (5 months ago)
Mijemu mijemu (5 months ago)
Rethuglicans elected the Devil.
Mattias Ahlsén (5 months ago)
Might not know much about guitar? I mean, I don't play it, so I guess not...
Nimish Joshi (5 months ago)
First to like.
Noah McCloud (5 months ago)
Nimish Joshi (5 months ago)
Second yo