Arab Crisis: Qatar officially responds to Arab nations’ demands

Qatar has accused nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of leaking documents to the media about the Riyadh Agreement of 2013-2014.

Doha, Jul 4: Qatar has handed over its official response to a list of demands made by Saudi Arabia and its allies after another 48 hours was given to address their grievances.

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain imposed an embargo and cut their ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorists.

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah met Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani on Monday and delivered Qatar’s official response to the demands.

“The Emir has received Qatar’s response to the demands by the four Arab states during the meeting,” Anadolu Agency quoted Kuwaiti diplomatic sources as saying.

On June 22, a 13-point list was handed over to Qatar as a precondition to ending the stand-off. It was given 10 days to comply with it.

The demands made by the Arab nations included the closing of the Al-Jazeera channel Al-Jazeera and ejecting Turkish troops based in Qatar.

Qatar has repeatedly rejected the accusations and stressed that the blockade was a violation of international law. (ANI)