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FILE PHOTO: Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani attends a news conference in Doha, Qatar, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo

London – Qatar said it is open to mediation to resolve the crisis with its neighboring countries over claims it supports terrorist groups.

“We are willing to sit and talk,” Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Tuesday in an interview with CNN. He added his country believes in diplomacy and promoting peace in the Middle East.

“We are not a superpower here, we are not believing in solving things with confrontation,” he said.

Abdulrahman Al Thani insisted his country was combating terror financing and “protecting the world from potential terrorists.”

He said Qatar believed in diplomacy and wanted to promote peace in the Middle East. It was also combating terrorism, he added.

Meanwhile, al-Azhar reiterated its support for the decision of Arab leaders to boycott the Qatari regime accusing it of terrorism.

In a statement issued, al-Azhar praised the measures taken to ensure the unity of the Arab nation and resolutely addressing the plans to destabilize it and tampering with the security of its countries.

It said that it is closely following the developments in the Arab arena during the past few days and confirms its support for the joint Arab position in its decision to boycott regimes that support terrorism, harbor violence and extremist groups and intervene openly in the affairs of neighboring countries.

Al-Azhar hoped to redouble the efforts of the Arab nation to stop the attempts exerted by the oppressive regimes threatening the security and stability of the Arab region.

It expressed its aspiration “rogue regimes” would “return to their senses.”