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DIPLOMATIC ROW: Arab states give Qatar additional 48 hours to accept demands

DIPLOMATIC ROW: Arab states give Qatar additional 48 hours to accept demands

Kuwait has recommended a 48-hour deadline extension backed by other Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia for Qatar to comply with set demands tabled before it which Doha has initially rejected.

Qatari foreign minister has already said that Doha would not meet the demands, saying the list “was meant to be rejected” but instead offered “a proper condition for a dialogue” to resolve the Gulf crisis.

“Everyone is aware that these demands are meant to infringe the sovereignty of the state of Qatar, shut the freedom of speech and impose auditing and probation mechanism for Qatar,” he said during a visit to Italy’s capital, Rome.

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“We believe that the world is not governed by ultimatums, we believe that the world is governed by the international law, it is governed by an order that does not allow large countries to bully small countries.”

According to Qatar’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Ali Bin Smaikh al-Marri, it would take action against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, for their role which has sparked the worst Gulf crisis in decades.

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