The United States, France and Russian Federation have called for dialogue while Turkey has defended Qatar and said it would further “develop” ties with Doha.
Trump spoke with the emir of Qatar on Wednesday, the White House announced, and “offered to help the parties resolve their differences”, by hosting a meeting if necessary.
President Donald Trump offered Wednesday to personally broker a resolution to the Persian Gulf’s escalating diplomatic crisis, as both he and Qatar looked past his pointed suggestion only a day earlier that the tiny gas-rich nation enables terrorism.
The rating agency said Qatar’s economy would suffer from the decision on Monday of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain to cut diplomatic and transport ties with Doha.
Trump also encouraged unity in the Gulf region with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a telephone call on Tuesday, the White House said. Tillerson told reporters at the State Department shortly before Trump spoke that this blockade is hindering the USA -led military campaign against ISIS, creating hardships for the people of Qatar and “impairing US and other global business activities in the region”.
- Written by Abdullahi
- Category: Middle East