The four Arab states that had cut diplomatic ties Qatar have expressed readiness to start talks with Doha on condition of having practical and honest desire in halting funding and support to terrorism.
There are no grounds for optimism to resolve the crisis with Qatar now because of its practices.
The remark came during a news conference that followed the meeting of foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt in Manama on July 30.
“The four countries confirm that all the measures that have been taken are part of sovereignty duty and go in line with international law”, Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmad al-Khalifa said.
The four countries confirmed that they are sticking to the list of13 demands to Qatar that includes scaling down relations with Iran and closing down its pan-Arab Al-Jazeera TV network.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks as foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt meet in Manama, on July 30, 2017. (Reuters)
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan talk as foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt meet in Manama. (Reuters)
The UAE minister pointed out that there are a number of steps that can be taken against Qatar, adding that “we are keen to avoid harming the Qatari citizen in the proceedings against Doha.”
"We are keen to end the Qatari crisis as soon as possible,” he said.