Abdul Bari Zebari: Iraq Is Not Qualified To Be A Mediator To Resolve The Gulf Crisis

BAGHDAD - Iraq is not qualified to be a mediator to resolve the Gulf crisis between Qatar and a group of its neighbors, the head of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, Abdul Bari Zebari, told NINA.

"Iraq and any other regional country is in a position to consider itself a mediator in the Gulf crisis because the only mediator is the United States, which has the obvious influence," he told the NNA.

Zebari said that "the Gulf relations with Iraq is not strong relationship, especially with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to be eligible for mediation and it could be for some of the political blocs that have relations with regional and Gulf countries greater than the government."

"Who can do the mediation, either the United States or whoever is assigned by it, ruled out that Iraq has a role at this stage."

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and other countries cut ties with Qatar on May 5, accusing it to support terrorism.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have raised the list of 59 individuals and 12 terrorist organizations residing in Qatar and receiving support from it.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency