Arab Quartet Has Received Qatar’s Response And To Respond In ‘Timely Manner’


Allied Arab countries said on Wednesday they recieved Qatar’s response to a list of demands the country must meet or else face continued sanctions.

In a joint statement released in the early hours of Wednesday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt said they will respond in a “timely manner.”

The statement was released hours ahead of a planned meeting of the foreign ministers of the four countries in Cairo.

On June 5, the four countries announced a total blockade of Qatar by severing diplomatic and economic ties with the tiny Gulf state, accusing it of supporting terrorism, a charge that Doha denies.

Later, they issued a list of 13 demands for Qatar to comply with that include downgrading ties with Iran, a regional rival of Saudi Arabia; stopping support for Islamist groups; and shutting down the Doha-based Al Jazeera broadcast network.

They also placed 59 figures and 12 groups with alleged links to Qatar on terrorism lists.

Qatar has described the demands as “unrealistic.”

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