It’s been 60 days since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar. These four countries, however, still have the door open for Doha to return to the Gulf’s embrace on condition that it responds to the 13 demands which stipulate that Qatar ends its support of terrorism and stops the work of inciting television channels.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (L), UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan (C-L), Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (C-R), and Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa meet to discuss the diplomatic situation with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt, July 5, 2017. The Foreign Ministers meetingis held after Qatar sent a formal letter of response to the 13-points list of demands to the emir of Kuwait, the main mediator in the Gulf crisis, in response to diplomatic and economic sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain on allegations that Qatar is funding extremism
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (C) greets visitors after being sworn in before parliament in Tehran. (AFP)