Gulf Deadline to Resolve Qatar Rift Approaches


Qatar faces all the possible further sanctions  by Arab that severed ties with Doha over  the proclamation of links to terrorism as a finishing time to accept a all the demands which is expected to expire on Sunday night with  negligible signs of the ending crisis.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, the qatari Foreign Minister said all  the demands were to be rejected and the Arab was aimed not at tackling terrorism but the country’s sovereignty is reducing.

But in Rome, he told reporters that Doha was  already ready to sit and discuss on the violence raised by its  neighbors.

In Rome Sheikh Mohammed said,”  The demands made to be rejected and it’s not meant to be accepted or to be negotiated,  Instead of rejecting it as a principle, Qatar are willing to engage in dialogue by providing the proper situation for further discussion.”

Last month, when the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed travel and diplomatic ties with Qatar, they erupted feud, accusing it for supporting terrorism and for being ally of regional foe Iran and the charges that is  denied by Doha.

Further sanctions against Qatar is  threatened by the countries, if it does not comply with  list of 13 demands which were presented by Kuwaiti mediators to Doha  10 days ago.

Their demands include shutting down the Al-Jazeerav, Arab television network and  closing a Turkish military base in Qatar but all of them were rejected by Doha.

Gulf critics from Qatar accused Al Jazeera for being a platform for extremists and  agents for thier interference in all affairs. But, the network has rejected the incrimination and said it will maintain its editorial independence.


The Gulf countries insisted  that the demands were not negotiable.

The ambassador of UAE to Russia  said if it does not comply with its demands then this time Qatar could face fresh sanctions.

Last week, he said in a newspaper interview that The States of Gulf could ask their partners to choose between them or with Doha for working.

Anwar Gargash , the UAE foreign affairs minister played down the chances of an escalation and said, ” alternate option is not escalation but parting ways and suggested that Qatar may be forced out with the alliance of six member.

In 1981, the backed body from Western was formed in the wake of Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the outbreak of the Iran Iraq war by Saudi Arabia, Emirates, the United Arab Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain.

Last week, while speaking in Washington Qatari foreign minister said that the GCC set up guard against many external threats.

Sheikh Mohammed told reporters that there is a suspicion about the sustainability of the organization,When the threat is coming from inside the GCC.

That crisis  hit food imports, travel and ratcheted up tension in the Gulf and while pushing Qatar close to Iran and Turkey it has grown confusion among businesses.

Still it hasn’t hit energy exports from Qatar that is the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas.

In Riyadh, The U.S President Donald Trump met with Arab leaders and called for unity against regional threats such as  the hardline Islamist militant groups and Iran.