France seeks end to Saudi-bloc measures that have split families

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Qatar on Thursday after a tour of Gulf Arab countries aimed at easing the worst regional dispute in years, saying he made proposals that would help in resolving the month-long crisis.

Le Drian said France praises Saudi's role in "halting terrorism and extremist thought".

"France calls for the lifting, as soon as possible, of the measures that affect the populations in particular, bi-national families that have been separated or students", Reuters reported French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

Al-Jubeir said at the press conference that Riyadh will pass to Paris a full dossier on Doha, which contains "all violations, committed by Qatar", according to the broadcaster.

After his visit to Qatar, Le Drian headed to Saudi Arabia where he met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The top French diplomat also said his respective country "should be a facilitator in the mediation" led by Kuwait, a key mediator in the crisis.

France seeks end to Saudi-bloc measures that have split families

With Qatar holding firm to its position, a top Emirati diplomat cautioned that the diplomatic standoff could be prolonged. While in Qatar, he secured an agreement to enhance cooperation on combatting terrorism and terror financing.

"As to the Muslim Brotherhood, we've had sticking points with these parties ourselves, the USA, in terms of how we view the Muslim Brotherhood's activities", Tillerson said.

Cavusoglu emphasised that Turkey supports Kuwaiti mediation efforts to resolve the crisis.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino told Swiss website The Local that Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had collectively written to FIFA asking it to remove Qatar as hosts under Article 85 of the FIFA Code, which allows for such action in the case of emergency.

The Arab quartet, however, view Qatar's policies in the region as a bigger and more immediate threat.