Arab countries to sever relations with Qatar, said on Wednesday, July 5, that they will continue the boycott of this country. They criticized the «negative» reply of Qatar on their list of requirements which is a condition for the cessation of diplomatic crisis, AFP news Agency reports.
Qatar called for «dialogue» to resolve differences. Meanwhile US President Donald trump got in touch with his Egyptian counterpart Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi to convince the parties to engage in «constructive negotiations».
The foreign Ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE during a meeting in Cairo said they «regret the negative response from Qatar».
Foreign Minister of Egypt Samech Shukri said that Qatar’s reply to the demands of the Arab countries were «meaningless» and «reflects a lack of understanding of the seriousness of the situation.» «The boycott will continue,» — said the foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir. According to him, at the right time the Arab countries take new steps against Qatar.
We will remind, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE announced a boycott of Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism. Then they presented him an ultimatum, which consists of 13 items.
Qatar demanded, 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. Wednesday, July 5, became aware of the fact that Qatar has rejected this ultimatum.