"The Qataris have continued to move forward on the MOU [memorandum of understanding]… to address terrorism, terror financing, counterterrorism concerns people have, and they have been very aggressive in implementing that agreement," Tillerson told reporters. "So, I think we are satisfied with the effort they're putting forth."
The United States and Qatar signed the MOU during Tillerson’s visit to the country on July 11, with Doha agreeing to take new steps to combat the funding of terrorism.
UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last month and imposed a blockade on the country. The four nations accuse Qatar of supporting terror groups and aligning with Iran, allegations the Qatari government denies.
Tillerson said on Friday he hoped the four nations would consider lifting the land blockade in a sign of good faith, saying the restrictions were having negative effects on the Qatari people.