Macron asks for lifting of embargo on Qatar "as soon as possible"

Macron asks for lifting of embargo on Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, accusing Doha of supporting extremism, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5.

"Qatar supports Kuwaiti mediation and will continue to support it until a solution to the crisis is reached", the Emir said.

The Qatari emir says he is ready to sit at a negotiating table to solve the three-month-long regional crisis.

"It's cause for great concern that after 100 days a solution to this conflict is still not in sight", she said.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday asked for the embargo imposed against Qatar to be lifted "as soon as possible".

Its foreign minister has said the country's intelligence service would play a role in clearing up accusations that Qatar supports terrorist groups.

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The Elysée statement added that the French President and the Emir of Qatar expressed their shared resolve to deepen cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism and to establish joint mechanisms to drain the sources of financing of terrorism and to prevent radicalization.

Turkey has shown solidarity with Doha by delivering food and other supplies and boosting military ties, including sending troops to a Turkish base there.

Qatar has rejected the demands as violations of its sovereignty. Macron's office said, Paris backs diplomatic efforts led by Kuwait, a key mediator in the crisis. "This crisis only serves the enemies of this region".

The conference was organized by Khalid al-Hail.

The federation stressed that this definition applies to the situation, as proved by worldwide reports issued not only from the quartet, but also other countries, such as the United States of America, regarding the involvement of Qatar in the financing of terrorism and the harbouring of terrorists in a way that threatens the security not only of its neighbours but also the rest of the world.

"The on-going crisis in the GCC is by far the most significant episode of internal discord within the organization since its inception in 1981", said CIRS Director Dr Mehran Kamrava.

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