Qatar seeks international arbitration to end Saudi-led blockade: spokesperson

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-11 18:09:52|Editor: Jiaxin
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DOHA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Qatar is seeking international arbitration to end the blockade imposed by three of its Gulf neighbours and Egypt, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported Thursday morning.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lulwah al-Khater made the announcement on Wednesday, days after a UN report said the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar is "arbitrary and negatively impacting the people of the region."

"The report of UN technical mission from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) which has come from a neutral international body is satisfactory, comprehensive and has included important points," al-Khater was cited by QNA as saying.

The spokesperson said the UN report proved that the Saudi-led blockade were only directed at Qatari government. She also said that Qatar is still hoping to resolve the crisis through dialogue and diplomatic channels.

In June, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing terrorism. Qatar has denied all the charges.

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