Qatar hires former US attorney general to lobby

In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said India was closely following the situation in the region in the wake of the recent decision by Saudi Arabia and some other countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar.

The government of Qatar has hired former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to help the country challenge accusations from its Arab neighbors and U.S. President Donald Trump that it supports terrorism.

When Mr. Trump spoke to the press shortly after the Secretary's statement, he did not repeat the call for lifting the blockade and instead launched a lengthy criticism of Qatar.

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Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and other states this past week in cutting ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival.

Sheikh Khaled said he had explained to Mr Erdogan how Qatar's actions had led to the rift and said Doha should guarantee that it will not continue.

While the official said that the president "believes that the issue can be "resolved on terms favorable to the United States and United States' interests", that official also added that, "I haven't heard him express concern about the issue of the base".

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Yesterday, Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani continued a diplomatic offensive in Europe, meeting his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. "We consider the stability and security of the Gulf in the same way we consider our own stability and security", Cavusoglu said. About 90 Turkish soldiers are deployed at the base and there are plans to send up to 250 more within two months.

"The. Republic of Mali calls on all parties to give priority to dialogue.to resolve this dispute between Muslim brothers", it said. Bahrain also said Qatar needed to "correct its policies" and fight terrorism.

"This agreement does not target any country in the Gulf region", he added.

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The UAE ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, welcomed Mr Trump's comments, saying "the president is absolutely right, stopping funding for extremism means starting with Qatar". The regional headquarters of USA central command is hosted by Qatar at the Al Udeid airbase.

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