Qatar is seeking compensations for damages by boycotting states

Aaron Brown
July 10, 2017

- Reuters news agency transmitted a statement by the German foreign minister in which he said that "The real issue at this moment is that Qatar must stop supporting and financing terrorists and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries".

Following a meeting in Cairo to discuss the crisis, the four bloc countries accused Qatar of "continuing to seek to sabotage and undermine the security and stability in the Gulf region".

- In another statement made by the German foreign minister on the demands made by the four countries calling for combating terrorism, the German foreign minister said that "We did not find any of the demands submitted that may affect the sovereignty of the State of Qatar".

Funding from Saudi Arabia has primarily taken the form of endowments to mosques, the report said, which have in turn "played host to extremist preachers and the distribution of extremist literature".

Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said his nation won't comply with any demands that it considers a violation of global law.

Sheikh Sabah applauded Britain's support of Kuwait's efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis, KUNA reported.

Later they issued a 13-point list of demands that was rejected by Doha.

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But a defiant Qatar, which denies the charges of supporting extremism, then called the demands, such as closing broadcaster al-Jazeera and the Turkish military base in Doha - "unrealistic".

Suez Canal chairman Mohab Mamish, a retired navy admiral, said in a statement Friday that the canal authorities are abiding by the government's severing relations with Qatar.

Following a decision on July 4 by Qatar Petroleum to expand gas production by 30%, using joint ventures with worldwide businesses, companies were reportedly already forming an orderly queue for contracts. The canal is one of Egypt's top foreign currency earners and is seen as a symbol of it's the country's modernity.

Doha's National Human Rights Committee in June said the sanctions represented a violation of the rights of some 140 Qatari pupils studying in the UAE, Saudi and Bahrain.

They vowed to take further political, economic and legal steps to tighten the screws on Doha.

The four Arab states have cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, which they also accuse of allying with their regional arch-foe Iran.

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