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Putin's aide assures Russia backs diplomatic settlement to Qatar quagmire

Moscow is interested in settling the Qatar affair by political and diplomatic means

MOSCOW, June 7. /TASS/.  Russia is not weighing the possibility of potentially acting as a go-between to resolve the dispute over Qatar, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said, when asked about President Vladimir Putin’s telephone conversations with the leaders of Qatar and Egypt.

"I would not say that the possibility Russia might play the role of a go-between is on the agenda," he said.

"The very instance of our proactive work and efforts by the president, the foreign minister and through other channels underscores the fact that we are interested in a settlement to the Qatar affair through political and diplomatic means."