A man walks past the Qatar Airways branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Photo: June 2016

Picture copyright
AFP/Getty Pictures

Picture caption

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar in June

The 4 Arab states main a boycott towards Qatar have described Doha’s rejection of their calls for as a risk to regional safety.

In a joint assertion, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates additionally warned of recent measures.

The 4 states severed ties with Qatar final month, accusing it of supporting jihadi teams.

Qatar – who earlier this week rejected the ultimatum by the Saudi-led bloc – denies the allegations.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is anticipated on Monday to go to Kuwait, which is mediating the Gulf disaster.

In Thursday’s assertion, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE stated Qatar’s rejection of their 13 calls for “displays its intention to proceed its coverage, aimed toward destabilising safety within the area”.

In addition they threatened new political and financial measures towards the tiny Gulf kingdom, with out offering any additional particulars.

The bloc’s calls for to Qatar embody shutting down the Al Jazeera channel and cutting down ties with Iran, in addition to handing over people wished for terrorism and aligning itself politically and economically to the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).

Media playback is unsupported in your gadget

Media captionAl Jazeera journalists “demand press freedom”

Qatari International Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has described the chopping of ties along with his nation as “a siege that could be a clear aggression and an insult”.

“The reply to our disagreement will not be blockades and ultimatums, it’s dialogue and cause,” he stated earlier this week.

The small oil- and gas-rich nation relies on imports to satisfy the essential wants of its inhabitants of two.7 million.

As its solely land border is now closed, meals is having to be shipped or flown in.

Mr Thani stated this may very well be sustained “indefinitely”.

  • 5 June: Various Arab nations together with Saudi Arabia and Egypt lower diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the area. Measures embody closing airspace to Qatar Airways
  • eight June: Qatar vows it will “not surrender” the independence of its international coverage amid US requires Gulf unity
  • 23 June: Qatar is given 10 days to comply with a 13-point list of demands, together with shutting down the Al Jazeera information community, closing a Turkish navy base, chopping ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, and curbing diplomatic relations with Iran
  • 1 July: Qatar’s international minister says the state has rejected the calls for, however is able to interact in dialogue beneath the precise situations
  • three July: Saudi Arabia and its allies lengthen by 48 hours the deadline for Qatar to simply accept their record of calls for