Moscow 'ready' to help resolve Gulf crisis

Sergei Lavrov calls on Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council, and all countries to unite to resolve Qatar crisis

Moscow 'ready' to help resolve Gulf crisis

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed on Saturday his concerns over the recent diplomatic row over Qatar, saying that Moscow will try its best to help resolve the crisis.

Lavrov spoke at a joint press conference with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Moscow five days after the diplomatic crisis began.

"We, as a matter of policy, do not interfere with either home affairs of other countries or with their bilateral relations,” Lavrov was quoted as saying by Russia's official TASS news agency.

“However, we cannot be pleased with the situation, where these relations between our counterparts are aggravating.”

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.

Saudi Arabia has also closed its land borders with Qatar, geographically isolating the tiny Gulf state.

Lavrov said that Moscow was ready to do everything “in the interest of the involved parties” to help resolve the diplomatic crisis.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Haziran 2017, 01:27