As one-week deadline looms, Qatar remains in denial

Seven days remain for Qatar to respond and accept the list of 13-points demands. (File photo: AFP)

Qatar appears to be resistant toward accepting the demands from several boycotting countries after appearing to seek support from Iran and Turkey despite Washington announcing that the demands remain the basis for dialogue in resolving the current crisis.

Seven days remain for Qatar to respond and accept the list of 13-points demands.

This comes as Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related to politics and security as there are no military reasons behind it.

“The dispute never had military reasons. Bringing foreign armies and their armored vehicles represents military escalation which Qatar bears the responsibility of,” he said via Twitter.

Al Khalifa stressed that Doha had only two options, either to abide by its Gulf-Arab alliance or to prefer regional intervention from elsewhere, stressing that the demands of the boycotting countries are due to the contradictory policies of Qatar, which claims its commitment to the Gulf region on one hand while supporting extremist groups on the other.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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