LONDON, June 15 British Prime Minister Theresa
May urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar on
Thursday to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the Arab
world's biggest powers to cut ties with Qatar.
"The Prime Minister raised the ongoing isolation of Qatar in
the Gulf region, calling on all sides to urgently de-escalate
the situation, engage meaningfully in dialogue, and restore Gulf
Cooperation Council unity at the earliest possible opportunity,"
a spokesperson for May said in a statement.
Qatar should "continue to build on the progress it has
already made to address the scourge of radicalisation and
terrorism in the region, in partnership with its Gulf allies,"
the spokesperson added.
May's office said she spoke with the kings of Saudi Arabia
and Bahrain and the emir of Qatar on Thursday evening.
British foreign secretary Boris Johnson urged Gulf states
including Saudi Arabia to ease their blockade of Qatar on
(Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Elisabeth O'Leary)