Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Postado Junho 26, 2017

Qatar has been subject to an embargo led by Saudi Arabia since 5 June, when Riyadh and its allies including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties over accusations that Qatar supports extremism. "For us, there is no clear answer for this", he said. Representatives for the QIA declined to comment.

Shiite Iran has had no diplomatic ties with most of the mainly Sunni Gulf states since 2016, when Arab nations followed Saudi Arabia in severing relations after protesters torched its missions in the Islamic republic.

Abdullah said in a statement the pair "were detained from our hotel by Saudi police in Mecca after a live analysis" on the crisis with Qatar. "So far it's an idea to create a monitoring system.France, Britain, U.S. or Germany could monitor because they have the diplomatic clout and technical know-how", Gargash said.

"Emiratis, not Qataris, were among the hijackers who flew planes into the Twin Towers, " Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani, who became Qatar's ambassador to Washington in April, said. "It remains business as usual, and we intend to keep it that way", its chief executive Yousef al-Jaida said. Qatar's internal affairs are non-negotiable, he said, including the future of Doha-based channel Al Jazeera.

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday that he plans to travel to the United States next week to discuss the impact of a rift with Gulf Arab states on its economy and on the fight against terrorism.

The economist said Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, worth some $335 billion, was largely unaffected as it was mostly invested outside the Gulf.

The media report did not say when or where the Minster allegedly made those remarks, and quoted Saudi Arabia as saying "this statement signifies Malta's stand on the issue at hand and would not entertain anyone supporting terrorism indirectly by supporting Qatar".

According to QNA, the practices took place at the Tariq bin Ziyad battalion camp in Doha. The countries that imposed the sanctions gave Qataris two weeks to leave, which expired on Monday. The news agency added that Tariq bin Ziyad military base now houses about 90 Turkish soldiers.

President Donald Trump has strongly supported the sanctions against Qatar, even though his State Department and Defense Department have tried to remain neutral.

Two days after the crisis broke out, the Turkish parliament swiftly ratified a deal to deploy Turkish troops to Qatar that was signed in late 2014, in a sign of showing solid support to Doha.