WORLD

Arab states declare Qatar 'not serious' about demands

ARAB STATES DECLARE QATAR NOT SERIOUS ABOUT DEMANDS

Arab states which severed diplomatic ties with Doha have issued a statement underlining that Qatar's response to their demands to end the crisis was generally negative.

Four Arab nations seeking to isolate Qatar for its alleged support for terrorism have issued a statement saying that Doha's response to their demands to end the crisis was "not serious."

Wednesday's statement came after foreign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — the Arab states involved in the dispute with Qatar — met in Egypt's capital after receiving Doha's response to their list of demands.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told reporters at a joint news conference in Cairo that Qatar's response was "generally negative" and failed to "lay the foundation for Qatar's reversal of the policies it pursues."

He also described Doha's response as a "position that reflects a failure to realize the gravity of the situation."

Contact Us