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Qatari FM Bats For Dialogue To Resolve Iran-Gulf Dispute

Qatar’s Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani has urged for resolving the Iran-Gulf dispute through dialogue.

He said in an interview that solutions to the differences should be in line with the principles of respect for state sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of any state.

He added that Qatar has not changed its stand and maintained that problems should be solved through dialogue and not via media platforms. He said the Gulf countries are neighbours and not far from Iran.

The minister claimed that the region has no voice of wisdom that can prevent the ongoing absurdity and political adventures.

Speaking about Qatar blockade, he said that the Saudi-bloc has refused to come to the negotiating table to end the crisis. The Kuwaiti mediation, which enjoys international support, is still the basis for resolving the crisis, he added.

“We have shown our readiness for dialogue, but the blockading countries have rejected it and used unacceptable methods,” the FM said.

The minister expressed hope for the return of GCC, but said”confidence will not be the same unless clear and transparent criteria are put into place.”

On the Lebanese crisis, the FM said Lebanon’s stability should be restored as soon as possible and everyone should avoid intervening in that country’s internal affairs.

“When President General Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri were elected, there was hope of restoring stability in Lebanon. Qatar wants stability, whoever is in charge. We consider Lebanon to be very sensitive; it shouldn’t get caught up in any conflict between countries.

“Everyone should avoid intervening in Lebanon’s internal affairs and problems should be solved mutually. It’s not wise to create a new crisis when other crises are not yet solved,” the FM added.

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