Saudi Arabia Confirms Qatar Boycott Policy

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson makes a speech during the opening ceremony of the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul

Saudi Arabia Confirms Qatar Boycott Policy

- Reuters news agency transmitted a statement by the German foreign minister in which he said that "The real issue at this moment is that Qatar must stop supporting and financing terrorists and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries".

Johnson is on a trip of the Gulf as part of Britain's efforts to find a solution to the GCC crisis.

The Kuwaiti-British discussion also addressed recent situation developments in the region, particularly the dispute between Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt, he said, adding that Johnson expressed his country's praise of the efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in brining points of view closer and containing the ongoing dispute.

On Thursday, the four nations slammed Qatar's response, relayed by Kuwait, saying Doha's refusal to accept their demands was proof that the tiny rich Gulf nation is linked to terror groups.

Al-Jubeir said: "I believe the G20 summit statement was very clear in that it stressed the importance of combating terrorism and its funding".

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On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced they had cut all ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting Islamist extremists.

The demands included shutting down the Doha-based Al Jazeera broadcaster, scaling back cooperation with Iran, closing the Turkish military base in Qatar, and paying an unspecified sum in reparations.

"We have sovereign wealth funds of 250 per cent of gross domestic product, we have Qatar Central Bank reserves, and we have a ministry of finance strategic reserve", the country's finance minister Ali Sharif al-Emadi told The Times. He added that "no diplomatic efforts will succeed if Doha does not act reasonably".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a personal mission today to help resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis that has threatened Washington's counterterrorism operations in the Middle East, media reports said. As our Prime Minister has said: The Gulf's security is our security and we remain deeply committed to the stability of the region and to working with our friends in the Gulf to keep all of our people safe.

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