In the afternoon of 5 July it became known that Qatar rejected the ultimatum, brought against him by four Arab countries: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. This was reported by the BBC.
Saudi press Agency SPA reported that Qatar’s reply was received before the expiry of the ultimatum via Kuwait, which is the main mediator in the negotiations.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Shukri in an interview with CNN said received response indicates a lack of awareness of Qatar about how dangerous the situation is.
The foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir said that the political boycott will continue as long as Qatar does not change its policy.
That Qatar responded to the ultimatum, it became known last night. However, what was the response of Doha, was unknown.
Note that a preliminary response was received from the Minister for foreign Affairs of Qatar a week ago, during his visit to Washington. Muhammad bin Abdurrahman after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the Doha rejects all the requirements, because they violate international law.
Earlier it was reported that the ultimatum to Qatar consists of 13 items. From Qatar require, among other things, to close the channel «al Jazeera», to break relations with Iran, to halt the construction of a Turkish military base to freeze cooperation with Turkey and to abandon support for radical Islamist groups.
Washington occupies an ambiguous position in relation to the Qatari crisis. The US President Donald trump has expressed support for the demands of Saudi Arabia and its allies. At the same time, the White house announced the conclusion of a major transaction for delivery to Qatar warplanes.
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