Malta denies Saudi Arabia has cut diplomatic ties

Postado Junho 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism".

However, just hours later Mr Trump applauded the coalition and raised the possibility that the cutting of ties was due to his urging that Middle East countries more effectively address financing terrorists during his Riyadh trip.

Gargash identified 59 individuals walking free in Doha that had been identified as terrorists or financiers of terrorism, including 14 that are sanctioned by the US State Department and nine by the United Nations.

DUBAI, June 18 Kuwait's ruler called on Sunday for Gulf Arab states to overcome a diplomatic dispute with Qatar that has led to the worst regional split in years, saying all parties had a duty to preserve regional unity.

Qatari foreign minister Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi during a visit to Algiers Thursday hailed Algerian authorities for their positive neutral position.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks in Saudi Arabia on Friday with King Salman, continuing efforts to resolve the Gulf's biggest diplomatic crisis in years.

According to the agency's latest report, there have yet to be supply disruptions, but exporters of Qatar's crude, condensate, and liquefied natural gas have already faced some logistical problems.

Even Qatar's minimally cordial relationship with Iran is enough to annoy its regional rival Saudi Arabia and the UAE, he says. They accused Qatar of supporting terror groups and collaborating with Iran to undermine stability in the region.

Turkish demonstrators took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to express their solidarity with Qatar against the blockade and severing of ties by some Gulf States.

But Iqbal Jassat's weird charge that Israel is behind the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar has taken things to an altogether new level.

"Trump has been tweeting and expressing on some occasions very clear support for Saudi Arabia but the rest of the USA government apparatus has been taking a much more nuanced position", Juneau said.

The statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said he had offered to build a military base in the Muslim kingdom shortly after work began on Turkey's facility in Qatar.