4 Arab Countries Say They Are Ready For Qatar Dialogue With Conditions


On Sunday, the four Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar said  that if Doha showed willingness to deal with their demands then they were ready for talks to tackle the dispute.

The foreign ministers all the four countries of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates met to discuss the crisis that has raised tensions across the regionin , in the Manama which is the of Bahraini.

On June 5, the Saudi led bloc cut ties with the Gulf state by accusing it of backing the terrorist groups and allegations that Doha denies.

All the Diplomatic efforts have failed to end up the dispute that is led by Kuwait and backed by  the Western powers, in which the four states have travel and communications with Qatar.

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, the Bahrain foreign minister, told in a joint news conference after the meeting that ” The four countries are ready  to talk with Qatar on a the condition that it announces its sincere willingness to stop funding terrorism and extremism and respond to its  13 demands and not interfere in foreign affairs of other countries.”

While, no new economic sanctions on the Gulf state is being announced by them.

Previously, The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain  issued a list of 13 demands for Qatar which include curtailing its support for the Muslims, closing the Doha-based Al Jazeera channel, closing a Turkish military base  camp and downgrading its relations with Gulf enemy Iran.

Adel al-Jubeir, the Foreign Minister of  Saudi Arabia said the Qatar was not serious towards tackling the countries demands.

He said, ” On the implementation of the demands and the principles we are ready to discuss with Qatar if Qatar is serious, but it has been clear that it is not.”

The four countries have listed the six principles that they want Qatar to adopt.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, the Foreign Minister of Qatar  dismissed his statement from the four countries and said this sanctions were violating the international laws.

Sheikh Mohammed told Al Jazeera , ” From  the Manama meeting it is clear that there is only a stubborn policy from the blockading countries and the refusal to admit that these are illegal actions,”

The Aal-Hayat newspaper said,  the unidentified Gulf sources said  the four countries are expecting to impose the sanctions that will affect the Qatar economy.

However, The Saudi Arabia has closed its land border with Qatar, while all four countries have also cut the air and sea links with Doha and demanding the gas exporting country to take several measures to show its changing  policies.


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