Boycotting Arab states demand that Qatar shut down al-Jazeera to unfreeze ties

A 13-point list has been handed to Qatar by Kuwait, in which Saudi Arabia and other Arab states boycotting Qatar present their demands in order to resume diplomatic ties with their Persian Gulf neighbor.
Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Qatar has been given a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries boycotting it, which include shutting down al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties with Iran.

The list, handed to Qatar by Kuwait, also includes a demand for Qatar to cut its ties with terror groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and ISIS. In addition, it states that Qatar must end its military cooperation with NATO as well as Turkey's military presence in the country.

An al-Jazeera studio Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain chose to break ties with Qatar earlier this month, claiming that their Persian Gulf neighbor was funding terrorism. The US has been pushing them to present Qatar with a list of demands with Kuwait as a mediator.

The countries gave Qatar 10 days to comply with their demands in order to normalize diplomatic relations.



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