US supports Kuwait mediation efforts – Turkey calls for an end to Qatar blockade

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the US supported the mediation efforts of Kuwait to bring about a peaceful solution to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) dispute with Qatar and eliminate all forms of terrorism support.

Tillerson called for calm and thoughtful dialogue among the parties to avoid further tensions, and urged Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt to ease blockade against Qatar. Tillerson stressed that Qatar needs to be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors in halting financial support and expelling terrorist elements from the country.

On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara will continue to support Qatar even though Saudi Arabia and its allies have broken off ties with Qatar. Erdogan also approved a law on military deployment to a Turkish base in Qatar.

Source: VOV5