In a meeting with the Al-Jazeera network, the Qatari Foreign Minister added, “There is a proposed initiative and a positive atmosphere on this initiative, and we hope that it will result in positive steps within the framework of the Cooperation Council and with the support of the United States.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani pointed out that “there was a dialogue between Qatar and Saudi Arabia 6 months ago, this dialogue had achieved some achievements, unfortunately it was suddenly stopped by Saudi Arabia, and not by us, it may have reasons for that, But for us the stop was not clear, then we faced an escalation campaign. ”
The Qatari Foreign Minister continued, “We hope that the relief will be close, and we hope that this time will not be a repeat of previous times, and that there will be more seriousness with the initiative currently presented by Kuwait with the support of the United States.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani stressed that “Qatar is open to dialogue, and whoever takes us a step we will make 10 steps for him … We are keen on the unity of the Cooperation Council, regardless of what happened. Everyone now knows that the crisis and the blockade of Qatar has affected the Cooperation Council and its image in front of its people.” .
The Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs said, “We hope that there will be a clear line and actual steps to resolve the crisis, not for us but for the sake of the Gulf Cooperation Council system and our peoples, and for the sake of regional security affected by this blockade.”
The Qatari Foreign Minister praised the mediation of Kuwait and “its attempt to defuse this crisis … To this day, there are continuous attempts by the State of Kuwait, which Qatar values.”
The Qatari Foreign Minister acknowledged that Al-Jazeera was part of the current state of polarization in the Gulf region, saying: “The media (in the Gulf) is polarized, Al-Jazeera is part of polarization, but it has contributed more professionally to it, while others have broadcast false news.”
The speech of Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani came on the third anniversary of the outbreak of the Gulf crisis on June 5, 2017, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar.