Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 23/09/2018 00:55 
23.10.2017 04:58 News >> US "Concerned" Of Gulf Crisis' 5-Month Mark

US "Concerned" Of Gulf Crisis' 5-Month Mark

US state secretary Tillerson says US “offers dialogue” in Doha as part of efforts to solve the Gulf crisis.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday said the U.S. "offers dialogue" as part of efforts to solve the Gulf crisis.

"We think it's time, that it's time that solutions be sought," said Tillerson at a joint press conference with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha.

Tillerson said, "We're going to continue to offer whatever assistance we can, whether it be hosting a dialogue or facilitating dialogue, and support the ongoing efforts of – as I said, of the emir of Kuwait".

"As the Gulf dispute does near its five-month mark, the United States remains concerned," he said, "The dispute has had negative consequences economically and militarily for those involved, and certainly the United States has felt the effects of that as well".

"We think it's very important for the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) to continue to pursue unity," he added.

Tillerson arrived in Qatar on Sunday for the second leg of a regional tour that took off with a Riyadh visit. The top American diplomat took part in the first coordination meeting between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

This is Tillerson's second visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar in four months as part of efforts to solve the Gulf crisis that broke out after Riyadh, along with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, cut diplomatic ties with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

Tillerson also reiterated the U.S.'s stance against the illegitimate Kurdish referendum.

"We did not believe it was time given that the battle to defeat ISIS [Daesh] is still underway," he said.

Tillerson added, "Clearly, what we were concerned about is the referendum would lead to a distraction from the fight to defeat ISIS or Daesh, and that unfortunately is, I'm afraid, what we're now experiencing with these efforts to move forces back to prior positions".

On Sept. 25, Iraqis in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)-controlled-held areas -- and in several disputed parts of the country -- voted on whether or not to declare independence from the Iraqi state.

According to poll results announced by the KRG, almost 93 percent of those who cast ballots voted in favor of independence.

The illegitimate referendum faced sharp opposition from most regional and international actors (including the U.S., Turkey and Iran), who warned that the poll would distract from Iraq's fight against terrorism and further destabilize the region. -



        Latest News
Comcast Outbids Fox İn Auction For Sky 30 minutes ago...
Comcast's bid values Sky at $39 billion; Sky board and shareholders will decide till Oct. 11.
Ireland May 'Recognize' Palestine İf Talks Keep Failing 30 minutes ago...
Irish FM says many European countries may also recognize Palestinian state if peace talks remain fruitless.
Turkish Movie Screened İn Ethiopia's Capital 15 minutes ago...
Romantic drama Love Likes Coincidences screened as part of satellite showings from international film festival.
Israeli Warplane Strikes Gaza; No Casualties Reported 15 minutes ago...
Strike targets northern Gaza Strip area from which Palestinian activists reportedly fly incendiary kites, balloons.
India, Pakistan Trade Barbs After Meeting Cancelled 30 minutes ago...
Latest Indian Pakistani row set off when foreign ministers' meeting on sidelines of UN General Assembly scuttled.

 
      Top News
Turkey Using 65 İndigenous Defense İndustry Products' Turkey Using 65 İndigenous Defense İndustry Products'
Yunus Emre Institute Promotes Turkish Culture İn Uk Yunus Emre Institute Promotes Turkish Culture İn Uk
South Africa To Relax Visa Policy To Attract Tourists South Africa To Relax Visa Policy To Attract Tourists
Turkey: Ak Party To Run İn Local Polls From All Regions Turkey: Ak Party To Run İn Local Polls From All Regions
Russia's Putin Meets Belarusian Counterpart İn Sochi Russia's Putin Meets Belarusian Counterpart İn Sochi
India Calls Off New York Meeting With Pakistan India Calls Off New York Meeting With Pakistan
Turkey Donates Media Equipment To Gambia Turkey Donates Media Equipment To Gambia
Update - Death Toll From Landslide İn Philippines Rises To 29 Update - Death Toll From Landslide İn Philippines Rises To 29
85 Feto-Linked On-Duty Soldiers Arrested İn Turkey 85 Feto-Linked On-Duty Soldiers Arrested İn Turkey
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang Dies At 61 Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang Dies At 61