Kuwait keen on resolving Gulf crisis: deputy FM

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-13 05:28:41|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KUWAIT CITY, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait is keen to continue its efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis, Khaled Al-Jarallah, Kuwait's deputy foreign minister, said on Wednesday.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of the celebration of Russian national day held in its embassy in Kuwait.

Regarding the Qatari position of the summits that were held by Saudi Arabia in May this year, he said "we didn't go back to zero and we are completely sorry for any escalation in the subject of the Gulf crisis."

"We are looking forward to solving it and we are optimistic that the day will come to an end where the efforts of Kuwait will not stop," he stressed.

Jarallah affirmed that Kuwait is making diplomatic efforts to ease the tension between the United States and Iran.

Meanwhile, he described the Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport as a serious conflict that aimed against reaching a political solution.

"This attack is a violation of international laws, and we hope that these attacks, which we condemned, will stop and we look forward to making a political action, whether by the UN or any other parties, to achieve this solution," he noted.

The Saudi city of Mecca hosted on May 30 emergency summits called by the Saudi king in light of recent attacks on commercial ships near the United Arab Emirates (UAE) waters and two oil pump stations in Saudi Arabia.

Qatar's Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani represented Doha in the summits.

It was the first time that Qatar had participated in the summits since the ongoing Gulf crisis broke out on June 5, 2017, after Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, a charge Doha has repeatedly denied.