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Russian Federation touts dialogue in addressing Qatar crisis

Russian Federation touts dialogue in addressing Qatar crisis

"The Kingdom of Bahrain stressed the necessity of Qatar's commitment to correct its policies and to engage in a transparent manner in counter-terrorism efforts, allowing the countries of the region to confront all terrorist entities and eliminate all those who support them".

Qatar does not support terrorist groups, it stressed, pointing out that "our position on countering terrorism is stronger than numerous signatories of the joint statement-a fact that has been conveniently ignored by the authors".

"It is especially challenging as they're not very liquid as their loan to deposit ratios are already above 100 percent", Ghosh said.

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused Qatar's leadership of bankrolling extremists and demanded a halt to that funding, as a diplomatic standoff between the Persian Gulf emirate and its neighbors escalated.

"For potentially thousands of people across the Gulf, the effect of the steps imposed in the wake of this political dispute is suffering, heartbreak and fear".

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on Monday snapped diplomatic relations with Qatar.

Mr Tillerson also said the blockade by Qatar's neighbours was "hindering USA military action in the region and the campaign against Isis".

Mohammed al-Sada said in a statement: "circumstances in the region shall not prevent the state of Qatar from honoring its worldwide commitment of cutting its oil production".




This flies in the face of a well-established fact that the Wahhabi ideology fueling the terrorist engine is promoted by Saudi rulers across the world and supported by its minions, the UAE and Bahrain.

A separate SPA report on Saturday acknowledged Tillerson's call for Qatar to curtail support for terrorism, without mentioning that he had also said the crisis was hurting ordinary Qataris, impairing business and harming the USA fight against the Islamic State militant group.

But in language common to the three countries' announcements, the UAE said it drew a distinction between Qatar's government and its people.

India also said that the countries should resolve their differences through dialogue.

The spat has led to one of the worst Gulf crises in decades, with suspended flights and regional ports closed to Qatari ships. Qatar hit back in a Foreign Ministry statement which described the accusations as "baseless" and "slanderous".

As well as cutting air, sea and land links with Qatar, the countries ordered its citizens to leave within 14 days.

On Wednesday, media reported that Riyadh set out several conditions for Qatar to normalize the bilateral relations including the expulsion of all the members of the Muslim Brotherhood terror group (outlawed in Russia) and the Palestinian Hamas movement from the country, as well as the immediate break of the diplomatic ties with Iran.


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