Thursday, 22 June, 2017

French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

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Conrad Doyle | 14 June, 2017, 11:08

"That (the) United States arms a terrorist group is what causes instability", Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday.

Smith was appointed ambassador by US President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama in 2014.

Those attacks, which left at least 12 people dead, were claimed by ISIS.

Turkey has also maintained workable relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia's chief regional foe.

Dubai- UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash criticized Monday the Qatari interpretation of the Arab boycott of the country as being a "siege".

"The situation is complicated for exports to the Middle East as a whole, because we normally ship our produce exports to countries in the Gulf via Doha", the source revealed.

Speaking after meeting Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Mr Johnson said: "I have been in touch with my counterparts across the region about the current tensions with Qatar".

Eritrea has expressed support for Saudi Arabia and its allies after they cut ties with Qatar.

In what appeared to be a coordinated move, foreign office officials alleged Qatar was responsible for supporting the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda "at all levels" in an unprecedented diplomatic spat for the Gulf region.

Because of the threat the blockade poses to Qatar's milk, Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, is taking matters into his own hands.

Saudi Arabia accused its fellow Gulf Co-operation Council member of supporting a range of violent groups, from proxies of Shiite Muslim Iran to the Sunni militants of Islamic State.

Iran, which lies across the Gulf from Qatar, has joined Erdogan in committing to support its isolated ally.

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said it is fully committed to the Chicago convention, but that the state reserves the sovereign right under global law to take any precautionary measures to protect its national security if necessary, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

The BBC reported that the world's largest container shipping line, Maersk Line, had stopped supplying Qatar since its so-called "feeder" vessels could no longer transport cargo between the UAE and Doha.

On Tuesday, Morocco announced it would send food by plane to Qatar.

The Pentagon said last week that after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed economic and diplomatic boycotts on Qatar, current USA military operations against the Islamic State (IS) group had not been affected, but it was "hindering" the ability to plan for long-term operations. For Eritrea, this is a timely issue that warrants its active support.

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