Tillerson called on to ease the blockade of Qatar

Rex Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson urged Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries to ease the blockade of Qatar, which can lead to unintended humanitarian consequences and affect the struggle of the coalition of the United States with banned terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG). On Friday, June 9, according to Reuters.

“We expect that these countries (which joined the blockade of Qatar is approx. “Of the tape.ru”) will take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and will make every effort to resolve the claims, which are to each other,” said Tillerson told reporters.

5 June Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar. They accused Doha of destabilizing the political situation in these Arab States as well as in support of terrorist organizations, including prohibited in Russia groups “Islamic state” and al-Qaida.

On the same day to four Arab countries joined in Yemen, Libya, the Maldives and Mauritius. June 6, Jordan lowered the level of relations with Qatar and Mauritania announced their breakup. The day after this decision the Union of the Comoros.