Washington – Information Office – 27 July
HE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the United States wants to end the Gulf crisis and there is no response from the siege countries to the American proposals to resolve it.
In statements to Al Jazeera channel, HE the Foreign Minister said that he discussed with HE US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the American proposals on the Gulf crisis, which Tillerson came with during his recent visit to the Gulf countries.
HE pointed out that Doha deals positively with the proposals and that Washington wants to end the Gulf crisis and asserts to solve it by dialogue.
HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani stressed that the US proposals must be first responded to before any talk about setting a date or place for dialogue.
HE the Foreign Minister also said that he discussed with Tillerson counter-terrorism efforts in light of the relevant memorandum signed by the two sides.
Regarding the Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the Gulf crisis, HE stressed that the efforts of the US, Russia and other countries support this mediation.
The siege countries, HE the Foreign Minister said, are required to respond to the American proposals so that to discuss the issue of dialogue to resolve the crisis and that Qatar's position is advanced ahead of the position of the siege countries, adding that there may be pressure in the coming days on these countries.