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    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis (37)

    The United States has notified Qatar of its plans to send American diplomats to help tackle the Gulf diplomatic row.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Qatar received information from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about his plans to send US envoys to help settle the diplomatic crisis between Doha and four Arab states, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani said on Wednesday.

    "The US role is very important in settlement of this crisis… Tillerson said that he would send envoys on his behalf to resolve the ongoing impasse in which the mediation is currently finding itself," Al Thani said at a press conference, broadcast by Al Jazeera news channel.

    The Qatari foreign minister noted that Emir of Kuwait Sabah Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah remained the main mediator in the diplomatic row.

    In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. Kuwait is acting as a mediator to the crisis and handed over the ultimatum of the four Arab states with 13 demands, which Doha refused to comply with.

    2017 Qatar Diplomatic Crisis (37)


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