The Secretary of the US Air Force reaffirmed that the military relationship between the United States and Qatar remained intact despite the diplomatic crisis in the region.
However, tweets by US President Donald Trump in favour of the severance of ties has caused confusion.
In a phone call to the Saudi King, Trump stressed the need for unity in the region but his tweets appeared to support the isolation of Qatar.
Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett has reaction from Washington, DC.
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