Qatar ready to talk to end Gulf crisis, Sheikh Tamim

Qatar is ready to sit at the negotiating table to try to end a dispute with its Gulf Arab neighbors, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday in Berlin.

“We have had a siege of more than 100 days against Qatar,” al-Thani told a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“We spoke about Qatar’s readiness to sit at the table to solve this issue.”

Merkel said she was concerned that there was still no solution to the crisis, adding she supported efforts by Kuwait and the US to mediate an end to the dispute.