Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has held talks with his Qatari opposite number in Moscow as the Kremlin seeks an end to the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East through dialogue.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have led the diplomatic exclusion of Qatar for supporting terrorism, something Qatar denies
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Lavrov said: “We call for all contradictions to be resolved at the negotiation table.’‘
US President Donald Trump looks to playing a softer hand after he indicated that his visit to Saudi Arabia last month was the catalyst that led to the diplomatic exclusion.
Speaking to reporters he said:“For Qatar, we want you back among the unity of responsible nations. We ask Qatar and other nations in the region to do more and do it faster”
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the boycott was adversly affecting operations against ISIL targets.
Qatar is home to 11,000 US military personal and the main regional base for air strikes against the militants.