French FM urges 'de-escalation' in Gulf crisis

July 17, 2017

A photo provided by Kuwaiti news agency KUNA on July 16, 2017 shows the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (R), meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City (AFP)

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called Sunday for a "de-escalation" in the row between Qatar and four Arab countries, as he held talks in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, a mediator in the crisis.