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    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)
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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met on Friday in Moscow with UAE State Minister Sultan Jaber to discuss the Qatar diplomatic row among other issues, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Last week, the Russian foreign minister met his Qatari counterpart Al Than's during his visit in Moscow. Lavrov called for direct talks between Doha and other Arab states to overcome the diplomatic crisis and confirmed its readiness to continue dialogue with Qatar in all spheres.

    "Sergei Lavrov stressed in the context of a sharp escalation in relations between Qatar and other countries of the region that Russia consistently advocates overcoming existing differences through dialogue, due consideration of known concerns and legitimate national interests, including in the context of consolidating efforts in the fight against terrorism" the statement read.

    On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing the latter of supporting terrorist organizations and destabilizing the situation in the Middle East.

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    Persian Gulf Disarray: a Number of States Sever Relations With Qatar (238)

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