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Kuwait: Gulf rift 'will be resolved soon'

April 18, 2014 at 10:37 am

The dispute between the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar “will be resolved soon” as things are “moving in a positive direction towards containing the issue”, Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry Undersecretary said.

Kuwait’s KUNA state news agency quoted Khalid Al-Jarallah saying, after a meeting of the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), that the dispute “did not impact the GCC’s meetings” which reflects the GCC’s keenness to maintain Gulf unity and experience.

Answering a question about Kuwait’s role to contain the dispute Al-Jarallah said: “Kuwait has played a role and announced its readiness to carry out any role that contributes to the GCC’s cohesion and unity,” without providing further details about the nature of possible agreements or settlements.

Al-Jarallah’s remarks come hours after the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister said that there was lack of serious mediation with Qatar to end the crisis.

The three Gulf states demand Doha stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.