Rex Tillerson calls for end to Qatar embargo

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Friday for an end to the growing crisis in the Gulf.

However, following the conciliatory statement, US President Donald Trump took a contradictory position, which is closer to Saudi Arabia – a key country campaigning against the peninsula.

His comments came in the wake of a blockade imposed on Doha by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, and other countries.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons explains.

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