Qatar dismisses terrorism list as 'baseless'

For small States, sovereignty is a myth.

It is necessary to provide cooperation in the Middle East for successful fighting terrorism, Lavrov said.

So, what exactly is the Saudi-led coalition's gripe? Some Qataris were outraged by the state of affairs. For disobeying its dictates, Yemen is paying a huge price.

- The Muslim Brotherhood rejected what it called false accusations of terrorism by Saudi Arabia.

Qatar dismissed the terror listing as part of "baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact", standing by earlier defiant statements by its top diplomat to The Associated Press that Arab nations had no "right to blockade my country". He says Qatar's ruling emir will not leave the country while it is "in blockade", effectively meaning he can not take up Trump's offer of mediation at the White House. Qatar's neighbors have also criticized Qatar for allegedly supporting groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

The capacity of the air base is reportedly around 3,000.

A man walks as he shops in a mall in Doha, Qatar, June 8, 2017. A graduate of the British military academy at Sandhurst and a lifelong soldier, he's been a key point-person for Washington over the years. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's foreign policy became somewhat more conventional as a result of facing down an internal Al Qaeda insurgency from 2003 to 2006. No sooner the Muammar Gaddafi regime was overthrown than Qatar targeted Syria for the next regime change exercise.

"Qatar could begin the process of exiting from the group", said Karasik. It includes cordial ties to Iran, with which Qatar shares a giant gas field.

An initial report from Qatar's Interior Ministry late Wednesday said the website of the Qatar News Agency was first hacked in April with "high techniques and innovative methods". The move aims to contribute to regional and world peace.

Anxious residents have responded to the crisis by emptying grocery stores in the capital of Doha, and Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country across its only land border.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations human rights chief, has told Qatari officials that there are vigorous attempts under way to address the humanitarian situation resulting from the blockade imposed on Qatar by several Gulf countries. Of course, such a statement can be said of 9/11 and the recent acts of terrorism in Europe. At the same time, yesterday's decision to deploy the Turkish contingent in Qatar is in no way directed against Saudi Arabia.

And it is becoming a wider rift as more and more outside countries weigh in and take sides. The Saudis and their vassal States, including the tiny Maldives, have severed ties with Qatar and imposed an economic blockade, after accusing it of supporting extremism. Their backing reduces the chance of a quick Saudi victory.

The previous day al-Thani gave a defiant interview with al-Jazeera, repeatedly denying that his country funded extremists and vowing not to back down in the face of the Saudi-led campaign. It is no secret that the policies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel merge well with regard to their hostility towards Iran.

From the Saudi viewpoint, Qatar has been stirring up trouble all over.

Erdoğan also continued his phone calls on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa El Halifa, King of Jordan Abdullah II, Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri and Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Abdurrazzaq, according to presidential sources.

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