Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Qatar Seeks Mediation Talks Through Kuwait

BBC: Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar is backing plans for talks with its regional rivals as a diplomatic row gathers pace.

Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region.

Neighbours including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have closed their airspace to Qatari planes.

Kuwait - one of the Gulf countries not involved in the dispute - has offered to mediate talks, and Qatar said it was receptive to dialogue.

In an interview with Qatar's Al Jazeera network, the Qatari foreign minister said Kuwait's emir would travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for talks.

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WNU Editor: I do not think the other Gulf states are interested in having talks with Qatar right now. This dispute has been ongoing for a very long time, and Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood, financial support for extremist groups, and its overtures to Iran have been brought up in the past by the other Gulf states .... but rejected by Qatar. Bottom line .... Qatar has now been given a choice .... follow the Gulf states or be isolated.

Update: Yup .... the Qatari leader has some explaining to do .... Qatar leader to address nation as diplomatic freeze begins to bite (CNN).

More News On Qatar Seeking Mediation Talks Through Kuwait

Kuwait seeks to mediate Arab crisis over Qatar -- Reuters
Turkey and Kuwait move to mediate Middle East rift over Qatar -- Washington post
Qatar: Kuwait Urges Allowing Time to Resolve Diplomatic Crisis -- VOA
Qatar seeks dialogue as flight bans, food shortages hit -- DW
Kuwait's ruler to meet Saudi King over Qatar row -- Al Jazeera
Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after major Arab League states cut ties -- RT

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