Qatar willing to understand Gulf concerns, ready for dialogue: Kuwaiti FM
07:47, Jun 12, 2017
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Gulf crisis mediator Kuwait said on Sunday that isolated Qatar was "ready to understand" the concerns of its neighbors and bolster stability in the region, in a sign that the week-old spat may be easing.
The crisis has been driven in part by the regional rivalry between Sunni-led Saudi Arabia, the Middle East's strongest Sunni power, and Shiite Iran, which has cordial relations with Qatar, known for its contradictory ties.
On Friday Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt tightened their squeeze on Qatar by putting dozens of figures and charities they link to the country on terrorism blacklists.
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Qatar strongly rejects the allegations and has said it is open to talks on ending the dispute, which also saw the three Gulf states order all Qatari citizens out of their countries within 14 days. Other allies of Saudi Arabia followed suit and broke off diplomatic ties with Qatar including Mauritania, Maldives, and Niger, while Jordan downgraded its diplomatic representation in the tiny Gulf emirate.
The Kuwaiti foreign minister said in the statement that his country is "determined to find a solution to the current dilemma". Also, it added that it will continue working with countries to fight against the global threat of terrorism.
"Morocco, which remains closely linked to Gulf countries in all fields despite geographic distance, is very concerned with this crisis although it is not directly involved in it", the statement said, noting that the North African Kingdom has adopted a constructive neutrality "which does not confine it to a passive observation of a disturbing escalation between brotherly countries". Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has visited Doha, Riyadh, and Abu Dhabi in efforts to convince the parties to end the tension. The land border with Saudi Arabia, through which 40 per cent of Qatar's food comes, has been closed.
Eritrea declined a request by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, according to a statement issued by Eritrean foreign ministry.
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