TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Qatar completely rejected normalizing ties with Israel after the UAE and Bahrain did so, stressing that this is not the core of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.
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Speaking to Bloomberg on Monday, spokesperson for Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater said, "We don't think that normalization was the core of this conflict and hence it can't be the answer."
She added, "The core of this conflict is about the drastic conditions that the Palestinians are living under" as "people without a country, living under occupation."
Meanwhile, she pointed to progress towards a solution to the crisis with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE who imposed a stifling blockade on their Persian Gulf neighbor in June 2017.
Commending Kuwait's efforts to bring an end to the dispute and the economic and diplomatic blockade, she said: "In the past two months, there have been messages and messengers moving back and forth."
"It is too early to talk about a real breakthrough," but "the next few weeks may reveal something."