“Qatar Crisis: Turkey’s Foreign Minister Lands in Gulf to Help Ease Diplomatic Rift” -Newsweek

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Summary: ” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, speaking at the end of talks in Washington with U.S. Qatar said the Saudi offer confirmed that the closure of transport links “is a siege, not a boycott.”At Qatar’s Hamad port on Wednesday, workers were busy unloading containers of food, and building materials, while an additional ship carrying livestock, including chickens and sheep from Australia, was at the quayside. Cavusoglu was due to get together with each other together Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Qatar’s state run pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera said his next stop would be Kuwait, which has also been seeking to mediate in the dispute. The Gulf Arab states haven’t made public their demands of Qatar but an Al Jazeera journalist shared on Twitter a list that includes Qatar severing diplomatic ties with Iran, and expelling members of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas group and the Muslim Brotherhood who live in Doha. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters in Cairo that the conditions set, for Qatar were absolutely necessary for the national security of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE, the Egyptian state news agency MENA reported. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have broken off of ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting regional rival Iran—allegations Doha denies. Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar’s rift with fellow Gulf Arab states.”

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