US Secretary of State Tillerson in Gulf region for talks to defuse crisis

US Secretary of State Tillerson in Gulf region for talks to defuse crisis

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By QLNews

USA’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who earlier voiced support for Qatar during the period of illegal blockade, has arrived in Qatar for mediation efforts to end the crisis. 

The Kuwaiti News Agency reported Tillerson's meeting with HH The Emir of Kuwait as the official start to the GCC tour.

The visit is seen as part of efforts being made to resolve the crisis triggered by the cutoff of links with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and Arab allies.

The American State Department, which has stressed its support to Kuwaiti mediation efforts, said that Tillerson will hold talks with leaders in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He flew in from Istanbul, where he attended an international petroleum conference.

RC Hammond, a senior adviser to Tillerson, said he would explore ways to end a stalemate following Qatar's rejection of 13 demands issued as condition for ending sanctions.

“The trips to Saudi Arabia and Qatar are about the art of the possible,” said Hammond, who added that the 13 demands ‘are done’ and ‘are not worth revisiting as a package. Individually there’re things in there that could work.’

The demands included the closing of Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based pan-Arab television network, and a Turkish military base in Qatar.

By Molten Metal• 11 Jul 2017 12:12
Molten Metal

Robin, We must be diplomatic , we must know our limits, then no problem my pal.

By robindias007• 11 Jul 2017 08:52
robindias007

dont trust them..!

By Molten Metal• 11 Jul 2017 08:36
Molten Metal

Yes, That's true.

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