Gulf crisis: Qatar FM meets UN Security Council members:

Asia Middle East Forum

Qatar’s foreign minister has asked members of the United Nations Security Council to urge a Saudi-led bloc of states to lift their blockade on the Gulf country, nearly one month after it began.

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Friday met with non-permanent members of the Security Council at the Qatari mission to the UN in the US state of New York, urging them to speak out publicly on his country’s behalf.

Al Thani told Al Jazeera he gave them “updates on the situation” and urged “all of them to call for a lifting of the blockade on Qatar”.

Qatar was “trying to encourage all the parties to enter a serious dialogue to try to put an end to this,” the foreign minister said.

The meeting took place one day after Al Thani’s visit to Washington DC, “where US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson promised to try to help resolve…

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