Iran and Qatar Are Attempting to Create Chaos — Saudi UN Ambassador

Iran and Qatar Are Attempting to Create Chaos — Saudi UN Ambassador

Iran and Qatar Are Attempting to Create Chaos — Saudi UN Ambassador

Speaking to reporters after reading the statement, Shoukry said Qatar's response to the bloc's conditions had "no substance".

"The state of Qatar has adopted a very constructive attitude since the beginning of the crisis". He singled out Saudi Arabia and the Emirates as the main foes of Qatar, accusing them of seeking to make it surrender its sovereignty.

While Iran's leaders have voiced support for Qatar and encouraged diplomatic talks to resolve the issues that Qatar is now dealing with a land, sea, and air blockade.

It did not "lay the foundations for Qatar's abandonment of the policies it pursues".

The head of Qatar Petroleum also added that Qatar wants the production increase to be carried out through a joint venture with global firms.

She added: "To defeat terror it's vital that politicians have full view of the facts, even if they are inconvenient for the government".

They said they would next meet in the Bahraini capital Manama, though they gave no date.

Some of the rhetoric by the four Ministers, however, was clearly belligerent.

The announcement comes after the company said in April it was boosting output of its North Field, which it shares with Iran off the Gulf state's northern coast.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined his country's support for Qatar once again and expressed discontent with the demand for the closure of a Turkish military base in Doha.

Al Mu'allemi insisted that this was the last resort for the four countries. Doha denies the charges.

The 13 demands were issued on June 22 and if Doha agreed to them, the four countries would restore diplomatic relations with Qatar. That extended deadline passed early on Wednesday morning, middleeasteye.net reported.

On Wednesday, intelligence chiefs from the four Arab countries met in Cairo, likely to discuss the crisis, according to Egypt's state MENA news agency.

The demands inlcuded ending support for the Muslim Brotherhood, cutting ties with Iran and closing state-owned TV broadcaster al-Jazeera.

Mr Trump has voiced concern to both sides.

Qatar supplies approximately one third of the world's liquefied natural gas (LNG).

However, the Saudi-led coalition abstained from an immediate escalation of the dispute by declining to impose extra sanctions or expel Qatar from the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council.

Only days after US President Donald Trump had visited Saudi Arabia, Qatar was handed a list of demands that looked more like a punishment for its wrong policy than a way to solve problems.

There is a "clear and growing link" between funding from the Gulf states and the promotion of Islamic extremism in the United Kingdom, a think-tank has warned.

The picture from many Western nations, which has been supported by the Iranian resistance, is that Iran's current regime is the primary source of instability in the region.

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani, at London's Chatham House think-tank, said that Doha was continuing to call for dialogue to settle the row.

Riyadh and its supporters have severed air, sea and ground links with Qatar, cutting off vital routes for imports including food.

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