For his part Zarif supported Gabriel's appeal for direct talks between Qatar and the Arab states calling for a political solution to the crisis."Our region can not tolerate any further escalation", he said criticising the blockade imposed on Qatar by the Saudi Arabia-led bloc.
Rex Tillerson has been shuttling between meetings with the rival parties, dragged further into the conflict as each side tries to enlist US support.
The diplomatic spat has seen many liners cancel calls to Qatar while Qatari authorities have scrambled to fix new shipping routes linking Doha to destinations in Oman and India to ensure daily supplies get in.
Israeli media reports suggest that the first steps could include Israeli businesses opening up in Saudi Arabia and the country's national carrier El Al flying through Saudi airspace.
The confrontation has led to an open rift in Washington as Tillerson seeks to end the brawling between United States allies in the Gulf triggered by President Donald Trump's encouragement of Saudi Arabia.
"This is contrary to the principles that govern worldwide relations because you can't just present lists of demands and refuse to negotiate", said al-Thani.
If Qatar chooses to comply with even some of Riyadh's demands, the gamble will have paid off; Saudi Arabia could finish the crisis confident that Qatar will fall into line against Iran as most of the region does.
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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have sent Doha a list of 13 demands, including closing the state-funded Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.
On Wednesday, Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, the former general manager of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV, warned Qatar that it may face a similar treatment to the Egyptian protesters who stood against then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: violent annihilation.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with top Qatari and Kuwaiti officials Tuesday to try to help broker an end to the escalating standoff between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors.
The deadline for Qatar to respond to the Riyadh-led demands is Sunday.
President Donald Trump voiced full support to Saudi Arabia, accusing Doha of funding terrorism at a "very high level".
The minister will explore the challenges and prospects for resolving the Gulf crisis, and comment on the list of demands presented by the Saudi-led coalition, it added.
When asked whether the demand to close Al-Jazeera was a reasonable one, Mr Ghobash replied: "We do not claim to have press freedom". Commenting on the list of demands, Tillerson on Sunday said some of the demands "will be very hard for Qatar to meet".