Saudi Arabia reports 30 per cent increase in Hajj pilgrims from Qatar

by Antonio Miles September 1, 2017, 1:56
Saudi Arabia reports 30 per cent increase in Hajj pilgrims from Qatar

Trump spoke Wednesday by telephone to the Saudi king, telling him a diplomatic resolution to the dispute would fulfill a commitment made when Trump visited the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to maintain a united front against terrorism.

30 de agosto de 2017, 15:46Doha, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov expressed on Wednesday the need to find a negotiated solution to the Persian Gulf crisis created by the breakdown of relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Both countries agree Iran poses a threat to its region.

Mariah's two neighbours who had vowed to look after her throughout their stay in Saudi Arabia have also been included in the VIP list to ensure that she is comfortable and at ease.

Meanwhile, Kuwait has been acting as a mediator since the crisis began.

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"Qatar maintains its position that this crisis can only be achieved through a constructive dialogue. but the blockading counties are not responding to any efforts being conducted by Kuwait or other friendly countries", Thani told reporters in Doha.

This might explain the sudden push to isolate Doha, under the pretext that it has close ties with Iran as well as the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas. Trump chose Saudi Arabia for his first overseas visit as president in May, two weeks before the Gulf crisis erupted.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said, "Such a crisis is not needed in our region, we have enough problems and enough conflict".

Other countries including Libya, Yemen and the Maldives have followed suit.


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