Qatar Will Not Negotiate Unless Blockade Is Lifted First

In this Friday, June 16, 2017 photo, Qatar Airways planes are seen parked at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

The deadline for Qataris to leave neighboring Gulf Arab states came into effect on Monday as the diplomatic standoff persisted with no end in sight despite multiple efforts at mediation. "This isolation can take years".

Qatar's financial hub is looking beyond the Middle East and North Africa as the Saudi-led campaign to isolate the gas-rich Arab state threatens to dent regional business.

He added that Russia was one of the first countries to fight terrorist groups, adding that it had blacklisted the Brotherhood terrorist group through a decision by the Russian Supreme Court 10 years ago because of its terrorist acts and therefore supported the inclusion of this group on the banned list issued by the four countries, proposing coordination and coordination between them to fight terrorist groups and the drying up of their sources.

"It is unfortunate that our neighbours have chosen to invest their time and resources in a baseless propaganda campaign", Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, director of Qatar's Government Communications Office, said in a statement on Monday, calling the terrorism accusations a "publicity stunt".

This state is weaponising jihadists and Islamists, it is using this as a weapon of influence, he added. "Why they didn't submit their demands yet?"

"A ship carrying 4,000 tons of aid is going to [Qatar] right now and then another ship carrying 11 tons of aid will also go", Nihat Zeybekci said during an iftar event in Istanbul. "We are starting to see risky spillovers already both in the broader region but also in Africa and in Asia, there are worrying signals", she said in Luxembourg.

But she added, after chairing talks between European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg, that the problem must be resolved within the region and not by outside powers. "France, UK or the United States - they are strong allies of Qatar and we have a great deal of cooperation together in terms of military, defence, security, economically", said Sheikh Mohammed.

Also Monday, EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini called for a de-escalation of the crisis.

Experts fear the crisis could draw in other countries.

Qatar's government announces the arrival of the first group of Turkish soldiers to participate in joint drills.

Amnesty International has flagged the humanitarian cost of the crisis, warning it was "spreading fear" across the region.

The sanctions have disrupted its main routes to import goods by land from Saudi Arabia and by sea from big container ships docked in the United Arab Emirates.

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