President Donald Trump's Press Conference with Kuwaiti Ruler Emir Al Sabah

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Trump told a news conference on Thursday that he would be willing to step in and mediate a dispute among the US -allied Arab states and Qatar, and said he thought a deal could come quickly.

He has said that the Emir of Kuwait is now helping America in the Gulf and that "things are going well".

In a joint news conference in the White House East Room, Trump reaffirmed the USA commitment to al Sabah.

In a statement issued early Friday, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates say "any dialogue on meeting their demands should not be preceded by any prior conditions".

This is while analysts have touted the Qatar crisis as the fallout of Trump's visit to Riyadh in early June. The US launched air strikes in April at a Syrian airbase after President Bashar al-Assad's government allegedly unleashed sarin gas on Khan Shaykhun in eastern Syria, killing 80.

He emphasized, "what is important is that we have stopped any military action".

"The US president was quite restraint - he didn't use any inflammatory language and didn't escalate his declarations against any particular country", Bishara said.

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"I think you'd have a deal worked out very quickly".

"We support his efforts to help bring about a settlement", Tillerson said of the Kuwaiti leader.

In response to a reporter's question, Trump briefly spoke about his administration's efforts to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. He did not mention his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who last month led a United States delegation to the region to discuss reviving the peace process.

The GCC is an alliance of six Middle Eastern countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

Qatar is home to a huge USA air base, where the headquarters of Centcom - the regional command that leads operations against the Islamic State group - is based.

Doha denies the claims and accuses the other countries of an attack on its sovereignty.

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