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Talks with Qatar hinge on change in policies: Saudi Arabia

Qatari ruler said his nation is open to talks to end crisis as long as its sovereignty is respected


A senior official in the Saudi-led alliance said Qatari officials must revise their policies before direct talks to resolve the crisis could begin. While dialog is important, it should be based on a Qatari “review of actions,” United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter. “Repeating the same positions deepens the crisis,” he said late on Saturday. Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in his first public comments since the crisis broke out in June, said his country is open to talks to end the standoff as ...

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First Published: Sun, July 23 2017. 23:48 IST