Sunday, 2 July 2017

Qatar Says Arab Demands 'Made To Be Rejected'

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Qatar said Saturday that a series of demands by Arab states to lift a mass containment aimed at withdrawing and violating its sovereignty.

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani stated in response to Saudi Arabia and its allies that the thirteen demands for Doha would be lifted for nearly a month, a "blockade" "In Qatar.

Qatar received the request on 10 June to meet on June 22, which means it must be followed by Sunday. However, the deadline has not been confirmed.

"We all know that this demand is to infringe the sovereignty of Qatari nation," he said at a news conference in Rome.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced earlier this month that they would stop all relations with Qatar. They condemned the state's support for extremist groups and condemned the political proximity to Shi'ite Iran.

Qatar denies the allegations.

Saudia Arabia closed airspace for Qatar airlines and blocked only the land border, a key route to food imports.

Qatar said the effect was more devastating than the Berlin Wall.

The demands of Riyadh include Doha's support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the closure of Al Jazeera television, the downgrading of diplomatic relations with Iran, and the closure of the Turkish military in the Emirate.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) warned that the Qatari government should seriously accept these demands or face a divorce with the Gulf neighbors.

Turkey and Iraq supported Qatar in a crisis situation.

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said the government is "ready to contribute to any plans aimed at restoring dialogue and alleviating tensions among those involved."

Rome also urged the five nations to "refrain from further action that could worsen the situation."

Kuwait is the official arbiter of arbitration, but the United States is also attempting arbitration.

Washington warned that some of Qatar's acceptable requirements would be difficult, demanding a "reasonable and practical" list of complaints from Saudi Arabia.

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