Qatar Seen Rejecting List of Severe Demands to End Gulf Crisis

Posted June 27, 2017

Reuters was citing an official from one of the four countries.

Isik stated that "no one should be disturbed by" the Turkish military presence in Qatar.

- Cut ties to extremist organizations.

Under Qatari law, foreigners working in the country must secure their employer's consent to receive an exit permit allowing them to leave.

Following the decision by the Arab nations to cut ties with Qatar, Turkey sped up efforts to send military troops to a base in the emirate.

The anti-Qatar bloc also gives ten days to Doha to reduce diplomatic contact with Iran to commercial ties and to expel members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard from the Emirate. The Qatari government wasn't immediately available to comment.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thaniaddressed his neighbouring states on Monday asking them to life the blockade that Qatar has had to face.

Even as Qatar's neighbors try to get it to sever ties with these countries, some experts believe the sanctions might actually encourage those relations.

The network's critics say the Arabic-language services in particular advance Qatar's goals by promoting Islamist movements like the Muslim Brotherhood that pose a populist threat to rulers in other Arab countries.

They also want Doha to close Turkey's military base in Qatar.

Asked whether Qatar felt pressure to resolve the crisis quickly, he said: "Not at all". "Undermining serious diplomacy will lead to parting of ways", UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, twitted.

Kuwait, which is mediating the crisis, passed the list of demands to Qatari leaders on Thursday, giving Doha 10 days to comply. Their document added that compliance would be heavily monitored - once a month for the first year, every three months the second year and once a year for 10 years after that.

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Since Qatar's only land routes are through Saudi Arabia it is now exclusively relying on sea and air transport for supplies, and Turkey has sent over 100 cargo planes to Qatar with supplies.

"The more time goes by, the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by Saudi Arabia and the UAE".

Isik, however, told NTV that he had not yet seen a demand for the base to be shut.

Wanted individuals residing in Qatar must be returned to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt.

On Thursday evening, the state-run Emeriti channels Abu Dhabi TV and Emarat TV aired footage of the security officer admitting to his alleged role in a plot to slander the leadership of the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

"The measures that have been taken are there to stay until there is a long-term solution to the issue", Emirati Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al-Otaiba said in an interview.

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