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DIPLOMATIC ROW: Qatar, US officials to meet over Gulf crisis

DIPLOMATIC ROW: Qatar, US officials to meet over Gulf crisis

In a bid to end the bitter diplomatic row between Qatar and other Gulf of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, the foreign minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is set to meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington.

The meeting is coming a day after Tillerson urged Arab states to ‘sit down together’ to try to reach resolution while also noting that the list of demands on Qatar that a blockade has been against “will be very difficult to meet”.

Read also: QATAR GULF CRISIS: Tillerson calls for talks to end diplomatic row

Four Arab governments led by Saudi Arabia announced earlier this month they were suspending all ties with Qatar, accusing it of support for “extremist groups”, a claim Qatar denies.

Two days ago, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the list of demands placed before Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies, over a lingering diplomatic row which is threatening to boil over.

Describing the demands as “against international law”, Erdogan welcomed Qatar’s stand on the list of demands which Doha has rejected and said the measures are “unjustified”.


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