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Saudi king and Putin speak about Qatar crisis

AP  |  Doha 

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has spoken to Russian President just days after Qatar's foreign minister was in Moscow to discuss the crisis in ties.

Saudi Arabia's state agency reported few details about the call today, only saying the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and counterterrorism efforts.


Russia's state-run Tass agency says the two discussed "the growing tensions around Qatar."

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last week, accusing it backing and promoting policies that destabilise the region. Qatar has denied the allegations.

Over the weekend, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was in Moscow following a telephone call between Putin and Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani.

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