Saudi coast guard kills local fisherman, says Iran TV


Turkey's chief diplomat was in Doha on Wednesday where he called for dialogue after meeting Qatar's emir and foreign minister ahead of his Saudi stop.

Qatar's isolation by its powerful neighbors is not connected with accusations of "supporting terrorism", according to ambassador.

Qatar denies fomenting instability in the Middle East and funding terrorism.

The GCC countries have partnered with the USA in the fight against the financing of terrorism, a move that is of great importance in the efforts to drain the sources of funding of terrorist organisations and extremist groups all, Al-Jubeir added.

According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump's unusual allyship with Saudi Arabia over Qatar is cause for suspicion about whether his allegiances are informed by business interests.

Qatari foreign minister Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi during a visit to Algiers Thursday hailed Algerian authorities for their positive neutral position.

Countries including France, UK, Kuwait and Turkey have been trying to act as mediators, but the anti-Qatar alliance has been wary of setting out its detailed demands, the daily reported.

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"It's been a pillar of its foreign policy that it keeps channels of communications open with everybody, which among other things allows Qatar to position itself as a mediator in a lot of regional disputes", Juneau says.

"Although it is a military ally and strategic partner of the United States, Qatar has offered its political and economic assistance to a variety of Islamist extremist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood and its Palestinian branch Hamas, as well as the Taliban and even elements of al-Qaeda", Eckstein said in his letter to Trump.

An Iranian fisherman was shot and killed Saturday by the Saudi coastguard which accused him of entering Saudi waters, Iran's interior ministry said, fuelling tensions between the regional rivals.

The minister also referred to the situation in Yemen, where expressed the Kingdom's concern on the siege imposed by Houthi groups in some areas, causing starvation and hindering the arrival of medical and food aid, the report said. Egypt's Sisi: Boycott against Qatar should include Turkey. He was speaking in London during a visit meant to rally diplomatic support for the Qatar embargo, the Guardian reported on Saturday. Saudi Arabia unilaterally severed its diplomatic ties with Iran after protests in front of its diplomatic premises in the cities of Tehran and Mashhad against Nimr's execution.

"Although the kingdom is a party in this crisis, we know that King Salman is a party in resolving it", Cavusoglu said earlier.

The push by Sisi to boycott Turkey comes after the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan harshly criticised and condemned the Egyptian regime for its military coup against the first democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi.