TEHRAN, June 5, (APP/AFP) – Iran’s foreign ministry on Monday urged Qatar and neighbouring Gulf Arab countries
that have severed diplomatic ties with the gas-rich peninsula to engage in dialogue.”The solution to differences
between states in the region, including the current problem between Qatar and its three neighbours, is only
possible through political and peaceful methods and dialogue between the parties,”
Foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement published on the ministry’s website.
Qatar denounces ‘unjustified’ cut of Gulf ties
DOHA, June 5, (APP/AFP) – Qatar on Monday slammed the decisions of three Gulf states and Egypt to sever ties
with it, saying they were “unjustified” and aimed to put Doha under political “guardianship”.
“The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims,” the Qatari foreign ministry said in a
statement,referring to the unprecedented steps taken by Saudi Arabia,Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.
“The aim is clear, and it is to impose guardianship on the state. This by itself is a violation of its (Qatar’s) sovereignty
as a state,” it added.
Doha has long faced accusations that it is a state sponsor of terror.
It has been flayed in some quarters for its support of insurgents groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,
and Qatari individuals have also been sanctioned by the US Treasury for terror-funding activities.