WASHINGTON, June 9 U.S. Secretary of State Rex
Tillerson on Friday urged Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states to
ease their blockade against Qatar, saying it was causing
unintended humanitarian consequences and affecting the U.S.-led
fight against Islamic State.
"Our expectation is that these countries will immediately
take steps to de-escalate the situation and put forth a good
faith effort to resolve their grievances they have with each
other," Tillerson said in a brief statement to reporters.
(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by David Alexander;
Editing by Eric Walsh)