'Close al-Jazeera': Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 13 demands to end blockade
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'Close al-Jazeera': Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 13 demands to end blockade
'Close al-Jazeera': Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 13 demands to end blockade

List includes cutting back ties with Iran and severing all links to extremist and terrorist groups including Isis and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

The closure of the Qatar-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera is among 13 wide-ranging demands tabled by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States as the price for lifting a two-week trade and diplomatic embargo of Qatar.

The list, obtained by Associated Press, marks another escalation in the Gulf’s worst diplomatic dispute in decades. It also constitutes the first time Saudi Arabia has been prepared to put in writing the demands it is making of Qatar.

Saudi Arabia and the other nations leading the blockade – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt – have in recent days been put under pressure by the US state department to set out specific demands in an effort to help establish a mediation process. (...)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/j...d-blockade

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2017 Jun 23 14:58
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