Qatar rejects list of conditions by boycotting countries

Pauline Gross
June 26, 2017

Also on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said some of the demands "will be very hard for Qatar to meet".

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On June 5, a number of countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and embargoed all sea, air and land traffic to the country, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist groups, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist movement, as well as of interfering in other countries' domestic affairs.

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rejected calls from Arab nations for Turkey to close its military base in Qatar, vowing to continue to work with its Gulf-state ally in a speech today in Istanbul.

"We believe our allies and partners are stronger when they are working together towards one goal which we all agree is stopping terrorism and countering extremism", he said.

The council is an alliance of six Middle Eastern countries, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Qatar received this list of conditions from Kuwait. "They did not come back to us since that day and even though they still didn't come back to us on this, asking Turkey to pull back its troops (from Qatar) is disrespectful against Turkey".

"I would like to express my pride in the brotherly friendship and mutual appreciation that brings us together and our families, and the fruitful cooperation and solidarity between our two countries", said King Mohammed VI.

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This resulted in a list of 13 demands being submitted including closing news broadcaster Al Jazeera, reducing ties with Iran and shutting down a Turkish military base.

Mr Tillerson is also calling for a "lowering of rhetoric" to "help ease the tension" and said the U.S. is supporting Kuwait's efforts to mediate.

"Tehran stands with the Qatari nation and government".

We are ready to develop Tehran-Doha relations in all fields, continued the Qatari Emir, adding: "Relations between Iran and Qatar have always been developing and powerful".

Qatar has also been asked to hand over opposition figures wanted by the four countries, to downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran, and to shut a Turkish military base.

In their apparent bid to secure United States support and that of Israel, Riyadh, Manama, Cairo and Abu Dhabi suspended all land, air and sea traffic with Qatar, expelled its diplomats and ordered Qatari citizens to leave their countries. Don't grant citizenship to anyone from 4 countries (who wrote demands), strip citizenship from those that have been granted who violates law of these countries.

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