Saudi Arabia freezes talks with Qatar over report from Qatar news agency

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-09 15:17:53|Editor: Zhou Xin
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RIYADH, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday the freezing of talks with Qatar over news report from Qatar news agency, Al Arabiya local news reported.

The kingdom announced its consideration to initiate a dialogue with Qatar after the approval of the other three countries that severed ties with Qatar in June this year over accusations, including backing extremism and terrorism.

The announcement was made after Saudi Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud had received a call from Qatari Amir, Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thanki requesting for a dialogue to end the rifts.

Saudi foreign ministry confirmed that the talks will be frozen until Qatar comes out with a clear stand while accusing the agency of publishing a baseless report on the phone conversation. The ministry highlighted that its country isn't ready to tolerate any misinterpretation of agreements or facts by Qatar.

The ministry continues that the news report showed that the country doesn't want to solve the issues and created mistrust of its seriousness about the talks.