A high-ranking Iraqi official says Baghdad will take all available diplomatic and legal actions to prevent the violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the wake of recent airstrikes in the country against the positions of pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).
The Brazilian government has withdrawn an invitation to the envoy for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to present her diplomatic credentials, in what is construed as Brasilia’s retreat from openly supporting the ouster of the neighboring country's democratically-elected government following a US-backed coup attempt.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have jointly announced that the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against Qatar, which they imposed on the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom in June 2017, would remain in effect until further notice.
The diplomatic row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia found its way to the World Trade Organization (WTO) after Doha announced that it had started proceedings against Riyadh over alleged intellectual property rights violations.
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry has announced that it would stop issuing new entry visas to Qatari nationals in the wake of the the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom of Qatar.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated his country’s support for Palestine in the wake of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital, stating that Ankara plans to open an embassy in East Jerusalem al-Quds.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun his three-nation tour to the Persian Gulf region by visiting Saudi Arabia in an attempt to defuse a political crisis between a Saudi-led quartet of Arab countries, the so-called siege states, and Turkey’s ally Qatar, as the unprecedented diplomatic rift deepens.
The US government will continue its diplomatic ties with Russia, says the US State Department, rejecting the Kremlin’s remarks that almost all communication channels between the two sides were “frozen.”