QATARI FM TO VISIT RUSSIA AMID GULF ROW

Foreign Minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, would visit Moscow Saturday, amid a diplomatic row among Gulf states, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters that, President Vladimir Putin was not expected to receive Al-Thani.

On Monday, six Arab countries — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya — cut ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.

Maldives, Mauritania and Senegal followed suit, while Jordan has downgraded its diplomatic relations with Doha.

Qatar denied the accusations, calling the move “unjustified.”

Following the row, Moscow said, it will continue to maintain “good” ties with the Persian Gulf states and expects the situation to defuse in a “peaceful” atmosphere

Source: NAM News Network