UN Chief ready to help in solving crisis

 09 Jun 2017 - 3:59

UN Chief ready to help in solving crisis
Antonio Guterres (Drew Angerer / Getty Images / AFP)


UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is ready to support any diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions between Qatar and other Gulf Arab states “if desired by all parties,” his spokesman said on Thursday.

“The Secretary-General is following the situation in the Middle East with deep concern,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. “He urges countries in the region to avoid escalating tensions and work instead to overcome their differences.”

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and other countries severed diplomatic and transport ties with Doha on Monday.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)