Qatari Minister says Gulf States Offered a Deal "Meant to be Rejected"

Adjust Comment Print

Qatar's foreign minister, carrying a handwritten letter from the country's ruling emir, has arrived in Kuwait amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing his nation.

Qatar has called the charges baseless and its foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the stiff demands - including the closure of Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV and ejecting Turkish troops based there - were made to be rejected.

Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states are created to be rejected, Doha's foreign minister said on Saturday (June 30), adding however that he was ready to discuss their grievances.

"There is no fear".

Al Thani was set to immediately fly back to Qatar after the meeting, Al Jazeera reported.

Meanwhile, President Trump "spoke with Qatar's emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi", according to the Associated Press.

Qatar denied all allegations, but the country's authorities stated that they were open to negotiations.

Father of 5-year-old missing Pasadena boy arrested for son's murder
He told police he had taken prescription pills that belonged to someone else and did not know what had happened to his son. Mug shot of Aramazd Andressian Sr., who was booked on murder charges for the death of his 5-year-old son.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged Arab nations involved in a diplomatic row with Qatar to reach an agreement that stops the financing of terrorism across the region.

Kuwait had received a response by Qatar to a list of 13 demands presented to it by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries, Kuwait's state news agency KUNA said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt said they were "studying" a list of potential political and economic sanctions against Qatar after it rejected the list of demands.

The summit brings together leaders including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Saudi Arabia and its allies announced on June 5 they were severing ties with their Gulf neighbour, sparking the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the region in decades.

In the list, the Arab countries also demanded that Doha cut all alleged relations with the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups, including Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and ISIS.

The countries who had imposed sanctions against Qatar had sent an ultimatum having 13 points and a 10-day deadline, which was supposed to end today.

Comments