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Blockade states meet in Bahrain amid Gulf crisis

BLOCKADE STATES MEET IN BAHRAIN AMID GULF CRISIS

The foreign ministers of the four countries imposing a blockade on Qatar met in the Bahrain capital, Manama, on Sunday.

In a statement, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry said the meeting "is part of continuing coordination to halt Qatar's support for terrorism and extremism and interference in the affairs of the region's countries".

Last month, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

The four states imposed a land, sea and air blockade on Doha and presented a list of demands for Qatar, including the closure of the pan-Arab Al Jazeera television, or face further sanctions.

Qatar, for its part, denies the accusations and content that the blockade was in violation of international law.

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