The Qatari emir said the Saudi-led bloc of countries that have brought his country under a full-scale embargo is not interested in finding a solution to the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis, stressing that Doha is open to “dialog based on mutual respect.”
Foreign ministers of Turkey, Japan, Qatar and Georgia in separate messages to their Iranian counterpart voiced their respective countries’ preparedness to supply relief aid to those affected in the quake-hit areas in western Iran.
Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif bin Ahmed al-Sulaiti said that his country is fully satisfied with Iran's permission granted to Qatar Airways to use Iran's airspace for its international flights after the row with Riyadh.
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifah has warned that his country will not attend an upcoming Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) if Qatar doesn't alter its stance on regional issues.
Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has warned that any military action against the Persian Gulf country will plunge the region into chaos as a diplomatic standoff continues between Doha and a Saudi-led group of nations.
Russia and Qatar have signed an intergovernmental agreement on military and technical cooperation, as Persian Gulf Arab states are turning to Moscow as a new arms supplier amid escalation of regional tensions.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he has embarked on a diplomatic shuttle to help mend fences between neighboring Persian Gulf states Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but that Riyadh has been unresponsive to his mediation bid.