US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker (pictured) expressed hope that there will be a solution to the Gulf crisis which should lead to a unified Gulf position towards all challenges, praising the mediation of Kuwait under the leadership of Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. In a press video-conference he held with Kuwaiti media on the occasion of his current visit to Kuwait, Schenker pointed to the negative impact of the Gulf dispute on the ability to confront threats facing the region, noting that his country’s efforts were not far from Kuwait’s efforts in terms of co-ordination, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. On the other hand, the US official praised the strong and strategic relations between the United States and Kuwait, expressing appreciation for Kuwait’s stance on regional and global issues and the continuous co-ordination between the two friendly countries.