QATAR GIVEN 48 HOURS TO RESPOND TO DEMANDS OF BOYCOTTING COUNTRIES

Four Arab states, accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism, agreed Monday, to a proposal by Kuwait, to extend the deadline for Qatar’s response to the demands list, by 48 hours.

With the deadline expiring at the end of Sunday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt decided to give Doha an extension, to respond positively to their demands, after a request by Kuwait, which is acting as a mediator in the Gulf crisis.

The Kuwaiti government had requested the extension, following Qatar’s announcement that it was due to hand over its response to Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on Monday (today).

On Jun 23, the four Arab states issued a list of 13 demands, to end the rift with Doha, including closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting diplomatic ties with Iran.

They severed ties with Qatar on Jun 5, over its alleged support for terrorism.

Qatar has called the charges baseless, and its foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, said, the stiff demands, which include ejecting Turkish troops based there, should be rejected

Source: NAM News Network