Saudi crown prince talks with Qatari emir on Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia suspends any dialogue with Qatar SPA

However, Saudi Arabia early on September 9 said it was suspending any dialogue because Qatar's state news agency, which had portrayed the call as a breakthrough coordinated by Trump, had "distorted facts".

In Kuwait, media reports on Thursday focused on the emir's visit to Washington as a sign of the strong relationship the two countries have, including when a US -led coalition expelled occupying Iraqi forces from the small nation during the 1991 Gulf War.

According to a White House statement, Trump told the three Persian Gulf Arab rulers that unity among Washington's Arab partners to promote regional stability and counter "the threat of Iran".

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday the freezing of talks with Qatar over news report from Qatar news agency, Al Arabiya local news reported.

The Qatari emir welcomed a proposal by the Saudi crown prince to assign two envoys to resolve the dispute "in a way that does not affect the sovereignty of states", the Qatari news agency added.

"This proves that the authority in Qatar is not serious in dialogue and continues its previous policies", the SPA said.

The four countries, namely Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt stressed that the dialogue on the implementation of the demands should not be preceded by any conditions. "I think it's something that's going to get solved fairly easily".

Saudi Arabia on Friday suspended contact with Qatar after the representatives of the two countries involved in a diplomatic rift spoke over the phone, Saudi officials said.

Qatar and Saudi Arabia are both key U.S. allies.

A new, stricter U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution drafted after the latest nuclear test envisages a ban on the hiring and payment of North Korean laborers, whose wages are seen as a source of income that Pyongyang is accused of exploiting to support its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The Ambassador Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi expressed appreciation of the Emir, the government, and the people of Qatar for the mediation efforts of the Emir of Kuwait in order to resolve the crisis.

The fact is the call was at the request of Qatar and was a request for dialogue with the four countries - Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt - on the demands they made in June. But Qatar is home to a huge U.S. air base, where the headquarters of Centcom - the regional command which leads operations against the Islamic State jihadist group - is based.

"They can't say 'we talked to the prince of Qatar and will put an end to the conflict.' So, as they make a move forward, they try to justify it, and move a step backward [again]".

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