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Vladimir Putin discusses Gulf crisis with Bahrain king, stresses on need for direct dialogue

Moscow: Russian president Vladimir Putin discussed the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa in a telephone call, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

Putin stressed the need for direct dialogue between all governments involved in the dispute, which is exerting a negative influence on the Middle East, the Kremlin said.

Last month Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel links with Qatar, accusing it also of courting regional foe Iran.

Qatar denies the accusations.

Published Date: Jul 01, 2017 20:47 PM | Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 20:47 PM

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