UAE: If Qatar rejects boycotting states' demands, it will lead to 'parting of ways'

The UAE Foreign Minister, Anwar Gargash, said the public disclosure of the list of demands handed to Qatar might harm the mediation process.
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The United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister said Saturday that if Qatar does not comply with the demands presented to it by boycotting Arab countries, it will lead not necessarily to an escalation, but to "a parting of ways."

Anwar Gargash also told reporters that the publication of the 13-point list of demands, which Kuwait has handed to Qatar as a mediator, might harm the negotiation efforts.

In the list, Arab countries insisted that Qatar shut down al-Jazeera and cut its ties with Iran and terrorist 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.

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.



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