Qatar appeals to UN, while US calls for dialogue

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani speaks to reporters in Doha, Qatar, June 8, 2017. (AFP)

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani called the United Nations to help in resolving the Gulf crisis.

The Qatari minister said to the reporters after meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who stressed that the international organization supports solving the crisis regionally.

The UN secretary-general reiterated his full support for Kuwait-led mediation in an attempt to resolve Qatar crisis.

In Washington, where Qatar's foreign minister met with his US counterpart, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Neuert said that Washington believe that to solve the crisis; the stakeholders need to sit together to talk and discuss it directly.

In a related context, China's permanent ambassador in the United Nations expressed his country's belief that the crisis should be resolved within the Gulf Cooperation Council as an internal dispute, stressing that China hopes that the parties of the crisis will hold direct talks to overcome the obstacles to solve the issue.

Qatar's foreign minister said that there are no positive steps taken by the boycotting countries, pointing out that Qatar wants to end this crisis through diplomatic dialogue based on principles that do not violate sovereignty and respect of international law.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49