Arab States Give Qatar Two More Days to Accept Demands

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Al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia and Germany were in agreement about stopping the financing of terrorism.

Qatar's foreign minister, carrying a handwritten letter from the country's ruling emir, has arrived in Kuwait amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing his nation. According to officials, it is aimed at reducing the crisis arising from accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism on Qatar.

The nature of the response has not been reported, but the Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said earlier that the list of 13 demands was "made to be rejected."

Their demands include Doha ending support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a downgrade of diplomatic ties with Iran and the shutdown of a Turkish military base in the emirate.

"Wisdom is needed and the alternative is hard for us all", Dr Gargash said on his Twitter account.

Johnson called the deadline extension and Qatar's response "an important step in building confidence between the parties". "We fully support Kuwaiti mediation".

The Saudi-led countries that have cut ties and imposed stringent demands on Qatar are "bully states" acting in ways that "have historically resulted in war", the emirate's lawyers said today. The decision though does not seem to make any change in pacifying the present crisis as Qatar is set to reject the thirteen point ultimatum.

Trump spoke separately yesterday with the Saudi king, Abu Dhabi's crown prince and the Qatari emir on his concerns over the dispute, the White House said.

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The statement added that Trump also underscored that unity in the region is critical to accomplishing the goals of defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the countries to work out their differences with a more "reasonable and actionable" list of demands.

He said that funding and sponsoring terror is a common issue in other countries in the Middle East and did not only apply to Qatar. We want to talk, but there is a condition for that.

The dispute between Qatar and Arab countries is the latest chapter in the rift that goes back to the 2011 Arab Spring.

The Foreign Ministers of these four nations will meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation.

"These tactics are created to aggressively force Qatar into an impossible position, which must be condemned by the global community".

Among the demands are shutting down Al Jazeera, curbing relations with Iran and closing a Turkish military base in the emirate.

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