Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands

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Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt.

By Reuters

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Published: Wed 28 Jun 2017, 10:07 PM

Last updated: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 10:45 AM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.
Asked by reporters on a visit to Washington if the demands were non-negotiable, Jubeir said: "Yes."
"We made our point, we took our steps and it's up to the Qataris to amend their behaviour and once they do things will be worked out but if they don't they will remain isolated," Jubeir said.
If Qatar wanted to return to the Gulf Cooperation Council fold, "they know what they have to do," he said.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar three weeks ago, accusing it of backing militants - then issued an ultimatum, including demands it shut down a Turkish military base in Doha, shutting the Al Jazeera TV channel and curbing ties with Iran.
 



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