Monday, June 19, 2017

Qatar Will Not Negotiate With Arab States Until The Blockade Is Lifted

Al Jazeera: Qatar FM: We won't negotiate until blockade is lifted

Qatari FM says Gulf states have to lift blockade before Doha takes part in any talks on ending Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Qatar will not negotiate with Arab states that have cut economic and travel ties with it unless they reverse their measures and lift the blockade, its foreign minister said, ruling out discussions over Qatar's internal affairs including Al Jazeera TV.

"Qatar is under blockade, there is no negotiation. They have to lift the blockade to start negotiations," Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told reporters in Doha on Monday.

"Until now we didn't see any progress about lifting the blockade, which is the precondition for anything to move forward."

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More News On The Qatar Crisis

Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbors lift 'blockade' -- Reuters
No negotiation until sanctions dropped, says Qatari foreign minister -- The Guardian
Qatar will not negotiate with Arab states until economic boycott ends – FM -- RT
Qatar says blockade is tearing apart Gulf unity -- Financial Times
Qatar: Ready to prop up banks if deposits are withdrawn -- Al Jazeera
UAE's Gargash Says Qatar Isolation Could Last for Years -- New York Times
The Qatar crisis has global implications -- Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
Qatar Punched Above Its Weight. Now It's Paying the Price. -- New York Times
New Assertive Generation of Gulf Leaders at Heart of Qatar Rift -- Stephen Kalin and William Maclean, US News and World Report/Reuters

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