French FM urges 'de-escalation' in Gulf crisis

French FM urges 'de-escalation' in Gulf crisisFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called Sunday for a “de-escalation” in the row between Qatar and four Arab countries, as he held talks in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, a mediator in the crisis. “It would be preferable if the parties could engage in a process of de-escalation, one that is indispensable so that negotiations can take place in a constructive atmosphere,” Le Drian said in Abu Dhabi.


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