Kuwait, the United States and Britain held meeting to call on all sides in the Gulf crisis to find solution their dispute through dialogue and expressed “deep concern” over the continued rift.
According to news revealed to from KUNA news agency, their call was issued in a joint statement following talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his Kuwaiti counterpart and Britain’s national security adviser at the start of a Gulf tour in a bid to calm the crisis. The three nations appealed to the Gulf rivals “to quickly contain the current crisis and resolve it at the earliest through dialogue.
Last month Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and accused Doha of funding rebel groups. The four Arab nations also imposed tough economic sanctions on the tiny emirate with Saudi Arabia closing the sole border exit for Qatar.
A defiant Qatar has rejected a list of 13 demands from the Saudi-led coalition that included shutting broadcaster Al Jazeera, downgrading diplomatic ties with Iran and closing a Turkish military base.
Tillerson planned to visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the first serious US mediation in the Gulf crisis during his tour.