January 8, 2020 / 5:50 PM / 15 days ago

Qatar communicating with friendly countries to reduce escalation in Iraq: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Qatar is closely following developments in Iraq, and seeking to coordinate with friendly countries to reduce tensions.

Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said in a tweet: “We seek through a series of communications to consult and coordinate with friendly and brotherly countries to calm and reduce escalation.”

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Alex Richardson

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