Biden spoke with Qatari leaders in attempt to resolve delay in hostage exchange

US President Joe Biden

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# 26 November 2023 01:48 (UTC +04:00)

US President Joe Biden spoke with the emir of Qatar and the Qatari prime minister Saturday as part of the administration’s efforts to try to resolve the delay on the second day of hostage releases, US National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said, APA reports citing CNN.

Other senior US officials were in touch with their Israeli, Qatari and Egyptian counterparts, with Biden being briefed throughout the course of the day, according to Watson.

Within the last hour, White House officials were informed by Qatari officials that the issue had been resolved, and that the Red Cross was moving to retrieve the hostages set to be released today.

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