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Sudan former president calls to contain Gulf crisis

October 19, 2017 at 4:32 am

The former president, Abdel Rahman Swar Al-Dahab has called on the Gulf Arab states to end the blockade crisis with Qatar as soon as possible.

“Personally, I do not think that there was a convincing reason for this crisis at all…. It must be contained as soon as possible in order to avoid its negative repercussions on the Gulf, Arab and Islamic countries” he said in remarks to Quds Press.

He pointed out that the Kuwaiti mediation backed by regional and international parties could contain the Gulf crisis and end the siege imposed on Qatar.

Remarking on Sudan’s position of the crisis, he said that Khartoum has close relations with both sides of the crisis, adding that either way it cannot be part of the countries boycotting Qatar.

He has also called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to mediate between Iraq and Kurdistan region and end the tension between them over the referendum of separation from Iraq.

He also called on the Kurdish leaders to preserve Iraq unity, and stressed that there is no comparison between the case of South Sudan and the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

On 5 June, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar on alleged charges of supporting terrorism, which Doha denies.

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