Merkel urges Gulf states, Iran, Turkey to work together to end Qatar crisisStaff Writer | June 10, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she was very worried about the situation around Qatar and called on all regional powers to sort it out together, during a press briefing in Mexico City.
Relations The chancellor said Germany had no mediating role
Other nations have followed suit, accusing Qatar of supporting terrorists and destabilizing the Middle East.
Speaking alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Merkel said Turkey and Iran needed to work together with other nations in the region to address the Qatar crisis, but also on Syria, Libya and Iraq.
The chancellor said Germany had no mediating role in the Qatar issue but would act in its own interest to combat terrorism and preserve the balance in the region. ■