The bitter diplomatic row between Qatar and other Gulf of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, has assumed a frightening dimension with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir saying there is no going back on the demands made.
Adel al-Jubeir noted that there will be no negotiations over a list of demands the kingdom and its allies have submitted to Qatar to end the regional diplomatic row.
“We made our point, we took our steps and it’s up to the Qataris to amend their behaviour and once they do, things will be worked out, but if they don’t they will remain isolated,” Jubeir, who was in Washington, DC, said when asked if the demands were non-negotiable.
His comments are coming a day after the foreign minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington.
The meeting came a day after Tillerson urged Arab states to ‘sit down together’ to try to reach resolution while also noting that the list of demands on Qatar that have imposed a blockade against it “will be very difficult to meet”.
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