South Africa supports mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

He added that the crux of the problem is Qatar's backing of terrorist movements and a long history of targeting the stability of its neighbors.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday met with the Saudi cabinet to discuss the country's stance on the Gulf crisis, Saudi media reported.

The Eritrean government on Monday officially disclosed that it is behind full support of positions taken by Saudi Arabia and its allies over escalating Qatar-Gulf disputes.

The comments come more than a week after a group of Arab states including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates cut trade links to Qatar, accusing the state of supporting terrorism.

The airspace closure was within its sovereign right to protect the country and its citizens from anything it sees as a threat and as a precautionary measure, Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency.

Qatar aims to preclude the arising food crisis in the country, with the giant shipping which will tale 60 flights of Qatar Airlines, the US -based Bloomberg reported.

United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash attends a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Riyadh, March 12, 2015.

Mogadishu has refused to side with the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in their diplomatic offensive against Doha, despite pressures from the anti-Qatar camp.

Haider al-Abadi said the money was received by the Iraqi government and that the sum was still in the Iraqi central bank, states "Al-Jazeera".

"It's time to work for Qatar", Khayyat told Bloomberg.

It has begun importing hundreds of tonnes of food supplies and opened up its airspace to more than 100 new Qatari flights. "Some have arrived and the others are on their way", Ahmed al-Khalaf said.

Thousands of shipping containers destined for Qatar are still stuck at Dubai's Jebel Ali port, according to Qatari importers.

The world's number 1 container line, Maersk of Denmark, said on Monday it would accept new bookings for container shipments to Qatar from Oman. Qatar has called the accusations baseless and have described the measures as a "siege" harmful to ordinary people there.

  • Zachary Reyes