Qatar: We’re ‘willing to talk’ to resolve diplomatic crisis

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Qatar is open to mediation to resolve the crisis that has seen a group of nearby countries move to isolate the emirate over claims it supports Islamist extremist groups, its Foreign Minister says.

“We are willing to sit and talk,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson Tuesday.

He said the “progressive and modern” country believes in diplomacy and promoting peace in the Middle East.
“We are not a superpower here, we are not believing in solving things with confrontation,” he said.

Al-Thani insisted his country was combating terror financing and “protecting the world from potential terrorists.”

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives said Monday that they are indefinitely severing ties with Qatar — a Persian Gulf country of 2.4 million people, mostly foreign workers.

Libya’s eastern-based government, which is not internationally recognized and has no diplomatic representation in Doha, also cut ties with Qatar.

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