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Arab States Sends List Of Demands To Qatar As Ultimatum To Remove Boycott

By Dipannita | Jun 25, 2017 03:54 AM EDT

Four Arab states have made a list of 13 demands which need to be complied by Doha. The main objective of these demands is to dismantle the interventionist foreign policy of Doha. Kuwait is trying to be a mediator in the whole dispute.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have formulated various demands, which include closing down of Al Jazeera television, cutting back ties with Iran, closing down a Turkish base and payment of reparations. Along with it, there are nine more demands.

According to a report by Reuters, a Qatari government spokesman has said that Doha is going through the list of demands and after the completion of the reviewing work, a formal reply would be made by the foreign minister which will be delivered to Kuwait. The spokesman also added that the demands made were unreasonable and non-actionable. Further views were expressed by a semi-government human rights body of Qatar who said that the demands clearly violated the human right conventions and this reason was enough for the refusal of the acceptance of the demands.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Foreign Minister of Qatar said in a statement that until the economic, diplomatic and travel ties cut is restored in this month, it will not negotiate on any matter with the four states. The four states that have decided to boycott Qatar, has accused it of funding terrorism, increasing regional unrest and maintaining close ties with their enemy state, Iran. However, Qatar has rejected all the accusations and has played the victory card by saying that it has been punished for wandering away from its neighbor's support for authoritarian hereditary and military rules.

Moreover, a regional analyst has remarked that the demands have a little prospect of ending this diplomatic crisis. Agreeing to this, Olivier Jakob, Switzerland-based oil consultancy Petromatrix strategist has said the aggressive demands will make it impossible for the conflict to end.

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