Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal addresses a news conference following a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, on the situation in the Gaza Strip, in Jeddah August 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity)
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Three Saudi princes, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, flew to Qatar Wednesday as part of a diplomatic push to repair a rift in the U.S.-allied Gulf Cooperation Council, state media reported.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE fell out with Qatar over the role of Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, in the region. Gulf officials have said the three want Qatar to end any financial or political support for the Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia.The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar and Oman met last week to review efforts to heal the rift, but Gulf media have said no breakthrough occurred.
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